If youre getting ready to take the electricians exam and drowning in pages of tables, rules and exceptions, heres the book you need.
Youll find almost a thousand multiple-choice questions to study, based on actual tests administered over the last few years in states and counties across the U.S . The questions are written just as they are on the exams, except the answer and an explanation is provided below each question. You can test your knowledge as you go through the book.
Each chapter of the book begins with a basic explanation of the topic, followed by dozens of questions on that particular area of electrical work. There are diagrams to aid you in understanding the subject, and direct references to the latest National Electrical Code sections or tables that apply to the questions. The chapters cover practically all the subjects likely to be tested on the exam, including:
Electrical Systems Utilization Equipment Electrical Calculations Electrical Measuring and Testing Branch Circuits and Feeders Electrical Motors and Motor Controls Electric Services Special Occupancies Distribution Equipment Transformers and Capacitors Read each question and try to pick the correct answer. Then look to see if you were right. If not, review the NEC section cited and make sure you understand why the given answer is correct.
Once youve been through the book and can answer all the questions, its time to take the practice test included in the back. Take the test as though it were the real one. Give yourself the allotted time. Then grade yourself. The answer page is just before the index. Any questions you missed go back to the chapter on that subject and review it again.
New in this Edition: A CD-ROM with all the questions in the book, in an interactive format with the answers and any pertinent code sections popping up with a mouse click. Let your computer be your teacher and make studying for the exam fun. You can even take the practice test on your computer, and let it grade you. This new way to study is far easier than forcing yourself to stare at a book for hours on end.
Havent applied for the exam yet? Theres a listing of State Contractors Examination Offices and who to contact for an application form. Youll also learn how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on examination day. This is a tool that every journeyman and master electrician candidate will find well worth their investment.
Read each question and try to pick the correct answer. Then look to see if you were right. If not, review the NEC section cited and make sure you understand why the given answer is correct.
Revised and Updated to the 2005 NEC
John Traister held a master electricians license in Virginia and practiced the trade for many years. Becoming an expert in NEC requirements for all types of electrical installations, he turned to publishing his knowledge in scores of electrical and other technical manuals, trade journals and technical magazines.
Dale Brickner is a licensed master electrician in Florida. Hes maintained and installed the full range of electrical systems, up to giant commercial and industrial projects, including fiber optic networks, highway lighting, signalization and toll collection projects. An electrical inspector, consultant, and author of several technical manuals, he is uniquely qualified to keep the questions in this manual correct and in compliance with the latest NEC.