We all know that earthing is important for our safety. But what is the difference between electrical earthing and neutral?
Neutral is defined as “the point in an electrical system at which the voltages are equal to zero.” In other words, it’s the part of the system where the electricity is not flowing. Electrical earthing, on the other hand, is the process of deliberately creating a conductive path between a conductor and the Earth.
The main purpose of earthing is to provide a safe path for the discharge of electricity in case of a fault. By creating a conductive path to the Earth, we provide a low-resistance path for the electricity to flow, which reduces the risk of fire or explosion.
Another important difference between electrical earthing and neutral is that earthing is a deliberate process, while neutral is a natural state. This means that earthing must be done carefully and deliberately, in order to ensure safety.