Yes, you may connect the ground and neutral together as long as this is a replacement in an exsisting dwelling,for new construction you must have a four wire circuit with separate neutral and grounding conductor.It was never the intention of the code to make home owners replace exsisting three wire circuits with four wire when replacing equipment. .
The new cooktop has a 4 wire connection. Red & Black are hot. White is neutral, and green is ground. You existing panel is wired with 3 wires. Black & Red are hot and green is ground. There is no neutral wire. Connect the black to black, red to red, and then connect the white and ground together at the plug.
Black & Red are hot, and White is neutral. If it has no place to connect neutral connect neutral to ground.
If there is no ground wire connect the ground wire to the neutral wire.
remember the + side of the speaker basically means neutral, in all electric projects the - is always the live line, so if + means neutral that basically means that ground would also be neutral, speakers dont need ground, so if u wish connect + with neutral on the speaker.
Some older wire does not have a ground. All you can do in that case is use a jumper wire to connect the ground to the neutral.
If you are connecting 120 volts, you connect the black wire to the breaker, white wire to the neutral bar, and ground wire to the ground bar. If you are connecting 240 volts connect the black & white wires to the breaker, & ground wire to the ground bar.
The electrical code states that the only place that the ground wire comes into contact with the neutral wire is at the distribution panel. All other circuits connected to the distribution panel require the ground to come back as a separate wire. No where in the field wiring must a neutral wire connect to a ground wire.
Typical voltage to a residential cooktop would be 208 V. It is usually a three or four wire hookup. The wires will go to a two pole circuit breaker. A black wire will connect to one pole of the circuit breaker, a red wire to the other pole on the circuit breaker. The white wire is the neutral and the green wire is the ground. Always consult an electrician if you're not sure!
If you have to connect the neutral to ground to make the circuit work then you have an open neutral in your circuit. Be careful in handling the neutral as there can be voltage potential on the neutral if a load is connected. In a properly wired home that has been inspected by the local electrical inspector the neutral should be bonded to the ground at the main service distribution point. There will be a green screw that projects through the neutral bus and is threaded into the back of the electrical panel. This should be the one and only place in the whole electrical system where this neutral to ground connection takes place. Dangerous!!!!! The ground is the safety to prevent you from getting shocked due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment. By using the ground for a neutral you will be energizing the entire ground system of you house or business. Thus anything with metal on it and a ground wire going to it will be electrified if the ground fails at the breaker box or building ground rod. Do you want to take this risk? Not I..........
no, you ground the neutral
US NEC: The neutral line is the white wire. Coming from the pole, it is the ground wire.
Ground and neutral should only be connected at the main electric panel to prevent parallel neutral currents. If it is a new installation, you must provide four wires (two hots, 1 neutral, & 1 ground) and connect to the four separate (appropriate) places on the dryer. If it is an existing installation and it only has three wires (two hots and a neutral) connect the neutral to both the neutral and ground connection of the dryer (the National Electrical Code allows this exception for older homes). Call a qualified electrician to do any electrical work.