The absence of a neutral line in the electrical system can cause issues with the Gen 2, but depends on how the system itself behaves.
In many situations customers looking to use the Gen 2 will not have a neutral line available for the wire harness to be terminated to. In these situations you can substitute your ground/earth line as a replacement for a neutral line - meaning that given the installation scenario for your wire harness installation (as determined by number of phases in the system), you can terminate the wire harness wires to ground/earth instead of neutral.
This substitution will work great as long as your ground/earth line doesn't have any errant voltage on it. The Gen 2 device uses neutral as a baseline for measurement accuracy, so if the ground/earth line has errant voltages, it will mess up the device measurements as its baseline voltage will be skewed incorrectly.
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