Tabs?

Originally Posted By: jpope
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Can someone tell me what these tabs on the neutral buss are for? eusa_think.gif


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The one at the arrow is a bit tweaked. They seem useless to me.


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Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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It almost looks like a casting that has broken or has come loose. I base this on the condition of the portion of the bus bar immediately to the left.



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Originally Posted By: jpope
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It’s actually a metal tab. If you look closer at the one on the left, it’s held in place by the fourth screw from the left. The bent one is being held by the third screw from the right.



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Originally Posted By: Dan Weber
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Just a guess, but I think those tabs are there to prevent corrosion on the neutral buss bar.



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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Jeff,


If I had to take a guess, I would say that it would most be there to limit the wire size which is placed in the neutral terminations.

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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Jeff,


Electricians sometimes like to see how many holes they can fill up on the neutral/ground bar(s) with the larger stranded wires. They split them up and fill in holes until they have them all terminated.

But like I said, that is just a guess! ![icon_cool.gif](upload://oPnLkqdJc33Dyf2uA3TQwRkfhwd.gif)

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