Electricity is the basic necessity in our life. We at this time can’t imagine a day without electricity.All of us use electrical appliances on daily basis without even knowing the basic mechanics involved in an appliance. One of the important component of these appliances is neutral links. These neutral links act as a barrier between the energy and the circuit. Neutral links are also known as neutral bars, terminal bars, terminal blocks, earthing links, earthing blocks and earthing terminal bars.
While getting our electrical fittings at office or home, we make sure that we use good quality wires, circuit boards, switches etc.; but, sometimes we forget about the most important part that is the neutral link. If neutral links are of sub-standard quality then it won’t matter whether you use best quality of wires or switches, sparks and tripping are bound to happen.
Composition and Usages
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and uses the qualities of both of these elements to prove as a sustainable product. It is a good conductor of electricity like copper. Similarly, it is less prone to corrosion like Zinc. Brass neutral links are durable as they are corrosion free which makes it more suitable for heavy duty machineries.
Brass neutral links are used in electrical panels and boards and these boards are used in houses, offices, schools, hospitals to transmit the electricity safely to your machineries.It is also incorporated in safety devices such as miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) and Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCBs). A good neutral link:
- Prevents short circuits
- Avoids damage in case of sudden sparks and tripping
A neutral link has multiple passages so thataround 10 to 15 neutral wires can pass through easily. Links are provided at a neutral common point from which various connections are taken to individual control circuit, so it is given form of a link to bear high amperes. One important components that play a vital role in protecting a circuit is fuse or circuit breaker. Careful placement of the circuit breaker ensures durability of the electrical components.
Specifications and Installations
Brass neutrals links are marketed under various custom specifications. Screws are made of either brass or steel. A standard range of neutral links include simple neutral bar, earth connector bar, earth connector with base. These brass neutral links are easily available at hardware shops in natural colour. They are often plated with nickel and tin.
There are many useful resources on the Internet that can assist you in installing the neutral links but it is appropriate to take help of a professional who would be best aware of installations and would ensure safety. The installation procedure is fairly simple but there are some intricacies involved in deciding the placement of the fuse. Also be sure to purchase accredited components which have been tested under strict conditions and have passed certain tests.
Although brass neutral link seem to be a small and relatively less popular electrical component, its uses and benefits makes it one of the most important component.