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Old 09-28-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Convert three phase into monophased?


Hi,

I found a cable in my fireplace which I think was used by the previous owner for an electric heater. I would like to use the cable in monophased, it has three brown wires and a yellow/green one which must be earth (I live in UK BTW) but it has no neutral. I was planning to connect one of the phases and the neutral to a female socket.

Is there a way I can safely use this cable for a monophased socket even if there is no neutral?

Thanks for your help

Ju

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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a neutral is a neutral because what you attach it to.

Typically, in this country, using such a cord would require re-identyifing one of the conductors as a neutral (blue over there?) and utilizing it as such.

The spare conductor simply would not be attached to anything and insulated to prevent a accidental short.

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Hi nap,

Thank you for your help, I'll try connecting one of the two remaining wires to the neutral pole of the socket as you recommended

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