I would think not. However, if live were to come into contact with either the ground, or the neutral or both, this would cause a breaker to trip.
Yes. Ground it to neutral.
If you are connecting 120 volts, you connect the black wire to the breaker, white wire to the neutral bar, and ground wire to the ground bar. If you are connecting 240 volts connect the black & white wires to the breaker, & ground wire to the ground bar.
The neutral is in contact with the ground at some point of the circuit.
A ground fault circuit breaker detects leakage current between the hot wire coming off the breaker and the neutral/ground since the neutral is bonded to the ground in the panel, if it senses a current of 6 milliamps or more it will trip. Note: no sharing of the neutral for a circuit on a ground fault breaker If a few milliamps from the hot (black) wire do not return on the neutral (white) wire, then a GFCI assumes that current it traveling harmfully elsewhere through your body. So it disconnects. A GFCI can monitor 15,000 milliamps. But if only 5 go missing, then a GFCI trips.
No. Not if the GFCI is wired correctly. The neutral wire should always be cold, or at ground potential.
Electric circuit need a main circuit breaker that can protect the whole circuit from short circuit even in ground fault. It's safer if you use breaker with built in ground protection.
Simple. The branch circuit you're feeding with the breaker should have a black, (hot), a white (neutral), and a bare ground wire. The bare ground gets screwed under the ground bar with the other grounds. The black wire goes under the appropriate screw on the breaker. Also the neutral goes to the breaker under the screw with a white dot by it. Then the curled up white wire attached to the breaker gets screwed into the neutral bar where all the other white wires are.
The Neutral is bonded to the ground at the FIRST main breaker, which is usually just as it comes from the meter. In normal residential applications, power comes from the meter, then to a panel. In that panel, the ground and neutral are bonded. If that panel feeds another panel, the second panel has to have its ground and neutral separated. Mobile homes have to have a main breaker outside the house, so the neutral is grounded there, and inside the mobile home, they are separated.
If the breaker is in the distribution panel and you have a volt meter check the circuit for 120 volts to the neutral or ground. If there is 120 volts present on the terminal the breaker is operational. Turn the breaker off, if the voltage disappears the breaker is operational. It is not recommended to do a load test on a breaker of this amperage due to the high wattage load needed to trip the breaker.
Circuit breaker tripping, or non functioning outlet. The neutral and hot can be reversed, or an open ground, and you will have no symptoms. This can only be detected with a circuit tester you plug in to check the wiring.
The ground wire and neutral wire are not the same.
In North America they are known as a GFCI. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter breaker.
Most likely the ground (green) wire is mistakenly connected to hot instead of the hot wire (black) at the breaker panel! Possibly you meant the neutral wire not the ground wire, in that case most likely the neutral (white) wire is mistakenly connected to hot instead of the hot wire (black) at the breaker panel! In either case check all three wires in the breaker panel for that circuit to make sure they are all correctly connected! Black is hot, White is neutral, Green (or uninsulated in some cases) is ground.
== == If the current in an ac power circuit is not balanced between hot and neutral, possibly meaning some of the current is going through a human being to ground, a GFCI breaker or receptacle will break the circuit to keep the person from being electrocuted.
Ground fault relays sense ground faults in the circuit and trigger a circuit breaker to trip off
The two functions a circuit breaker can do is protect the circuit from a high current short circuit and through its thermal trip it can protect the circuit from overload conditions. A circuit breaker will trip if too large a draw or current flow occurs across a thermal shunt inside, it can also have a ground fault circuit interrupter integrated internally in case of a difference in potential between neutral and ground resulting from voltage leakage from appliances or to protect against potential electrocutions A double circuit breaker provides access to the 2 legs of 120V in the back plane on the breaker panel. There are now typically 4 wires away from this breaker, a bare ground or earth ground, a white wire for neutral or bonded ground, a black wire for 1 leg of 120 and a red or blue wire for the 2nd leg of 120. You can use either leg and the white wire to access 120 or use the black and red/blue to access 240, white would then be used on the 3rd plug and ground goes to the ground lug or if missing it ties with the white and goes on the 3rd leg.
My best guess is that when the oven was reconnected the L1 or L2 hots were crossed with the neutral terminal. The neutral terminal block is directly or indirectly connected to ground on most stoves. By connecting a hot conductor to this terminal a short circuit will occur and trip the breaker. On stove connections there are three connection points. The neutral termination is the center one. The two outside terminals are where the two hot wires are connected to.
A short circuit. If things are working as they should breaker will trip or fuse will blow.
Probably because you are either drawing too much current or you have a ground fault. If your ground fault breaker is tripping, or if you have a ground fault receptacle is tripping then you have too much circulating current through your neutral. There are many factors to consider there. Provide more information about what is on the pool's circuit and we can explore the options.
circuit breaker or fuse or ground fault interrupter
For a circuit breaker to work properly it needs the circuits full load amps to travel through it. It can be used as a disconnect device also, this is why it is at the front of the circuit. Voltage from bus bar through the breaker and then connected to the circuit wire. If the breaker was on the neutral side of the circuit and the breaker was used for a disconnect, it would shut the load off but all the wiring ahead of it would still have the voltage potential there. Touching any part of that circuit and ground would give you a shock even though the breaker was shut off.
If you have to connect the neutral to ground to make the circuit work then you have an open neutral in your circuit. Be careful in handling the neutral as there can be voltage potential on the neutral if a load is connected. In a properly wired home that has been inspected by the local electrical inspector the neutral should be bonded to the ground at the main service distribution point. There will be a green screw that projects through the neutral bus and is threaded into the back of the electrical panel. This should be the one and only place in the whole electrical system where this neutral to ground connection takes place. Dangerous!!!!! The ground is the safety to prevent you from getting shocked due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment. By using the ground for a neutral you will be energizing the entire ground system of you house or business. Thus anything with metal on it and a ground wire going to it will be electrified if the ground fails at the breaker box or building ground rod. Do you want to take this risk? Not I..........
A ground fault breaker, or outlet can tell when the current leaks to a different ground. These are used when or in the area of water. An ARC fault breaker can tell when an Arc occurs, such as the hot line contacting the neutral, which causes an ARC and has lead to sparks and fires. Most new construction homes have ARC fault breakers for bedrooms.
Basically, the same as if you had a short to neutral, since the neutral and ground are tied to the same bus bar in the breaker panel. The breaker should trip, or the fuse should blow. Supply of voltage then stops.See the answer to the Related Question about GFCIs - shown below - for information about circuit protection when even a small current flows to ground.