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Why ground the neutral of a 3 phase ac motor?

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12/30/2008

In a three phase motor each leg (3 phases) in the down cycle alternating at 1/60 per second servers as a neutral, you are only required to ground (green) the frame of the motor for safety. This is similar In a single phase motor wired for 240v (2 phases) the same thing happens and you are only required to ground (green) the frame of the motor for safety. From: Ken F