# Phase voltage vs line voltage in a delta configuration

If we have a three phase circuit, where source voltages are in a delta configuration, like the one in the picture:

What is the difference between phase and line voltages in this case?

When generators are in a wye configuration, we know that line voltages are defined as: $E_{12}=E_1-E_2$, but here, line voltages are simply: $E_1, E_2$ and $E_3$. What are phase voltages then?

• There are phase to phase voltages and phase to neutral voltages. In your case it depends where the circuit is grounded, if it is floating then you can't speak about phase to neutral voltage. Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 13:38
• single phase voltage depends on source or reference. Delta , is a differential between phases, Y is a differential to Neutral. IN both cases , the voltage is sine shifted by 120 deg Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 14:17
• @Marko Buršič wherever there is a wye connected source or load, there is a phase to neutral voltage regardless of whether or not the neutral is grounded.
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Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 14:53