greetings…my stubborn inquisitive streak is adament. I don’t understand no neutral in 220. I’ve done my homework and checked every electricity site I can find but all answers only seem to answer (paraphrased) that “thats the way it is” I don’t even mind being considered ignorant if I can get an answer.
My understanding: electricity seeks to work in a circuit…120 utilizes a neutral to complete that circuit back to source (and ground)…220 doesn’t ‘need’ neutral because each pulse uses the off phase of the other side for this purpose and AC back and forth but where is the circuit since the power is only looping back to the hot bars. seems like a closed system…the only thing i can imagine so far is that the earth ground provides the only circuit path which would seem to be to be only half the safety feature desired. (bear with my lack of technical jargon) …then if the earth ground becomes broken there is no circuit at all. now any 220 appliance I touch…I become the one and only connection to earth and therefore fry on the spot. I realize I’m missing something…just want to know what it is.
thanks for all the input I’ve recieved…its appreciated and valuable