Since this is an NEC forum, I figured for the sake of discussions, we would be using the definition provided by the NEC. That definition is in Article 100.Then what's your question? Forget the NEC definition, in a two wire circuit both sides of a load see the same current, in fact with a single load it is a series circuit
Nope, the service would have a neutral, the circuit wouldn'tSo if I only connect a single breaker to my residential service, there will be no neutral? That doesn't sound quite right to me.
Well hopefully the OP can understand the circuit, if not he can draw in a breaker.I wasn't the one asking for the drawing.
Look at it again, the conductors on the primary side of the windings are not called out or identified, they are not part of the conversation. Hold a piece of paper over them so you aren't confusedThat's my point. In the drawing, the service does have a neutral. Otherwise how would you get 120/240 single phase?
The primary conductors are not shown, just the 120/240 volt secondaries and they are labeled as 120, 240 volt and the midpoint conductor is shown as grounded.Look at it again, the conductors on the primary side of the windings are not called out or identified, they are not part of the conversation. Hold a piece of paper over them so you aren't confused
If there's current flowing in it, it's not "neutral".
Either of these help? (click-able)Where are the circuit breakers?
" I'm looking for a diagram that shows how the electricity flows from the circuit breaker through the load.... "
You have to forget the NEC definition if you want an accurate definition, remember the NEC calls "bonding" conductors "grounding" conductors even in ungrounded systems." Neutral Conductor - Is a conductor that carries current in normal conditions. It is connected to ground at the neutral point in the system."
You do have a point there. So can you point me to a link that dictates the neutral conductor must not carry current? Or a link that describes the neutral conductor in a different manner than the NEC?You have to forget the NEC definition if you want an accurate definition, remember the NEC calls "bonding" conductors "grounding" conductors even in ungrounded systems.
That's pretty good, actually. And it shows the 120 volt breaker that would be returning all of it's load back through a conductor marked neutral.Either of these help? (click-able)
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Because, the statement that it is "returning all of it's load back through the conductor marked neutral" is only true half the time, the other half the time it is returning through the breaker.So what does that have to do with what a conductor is called? I don't get what you are trying to say.