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I have a broken ground cable from the pole to meter. Would

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I have a broken ground cable from the pole to meter. Would this cause weird voltage patterns and tripping breakers
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 3 months ago.
sure would
Expert:  ProGrade replied 3 months ago.
That was the short answer.
Here is a little explanation - the purpose of a neutral is to carry the imbalance in a 120 / 240 volt system. Without the neutral this causes an imbalance because the loads are not perfectly matched which can cause high or low voltages on some of the circuits depending upon the load or resistance in the circuit. This voltage can be hazardous and can have a negative effect on many electrical loads especially eectronics.
The only remedy is to replace the damaged cable unless this occurs at a connection. If so many times the lug or connector can be replaced the wire cleaned up and reattached.
Please let me know if you have any other questions thank you
Expert:  ProGrade replied 3 months ago.
Good luck with your repair.
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