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Users' Guide to the National Electrical Code: Understanding & Applying the NEC 2008 Paperback – April 29, 2008


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Table of Contents -Preface -About the Author -Introduction -Safety Practices -Part I - Background to the Code Chapter 1 - How the Code is Laid Out -Objectives -General Overview -Table of Contents -General Requirements for Electrical Installation -Special Areas -Communications -Tables -Annexes -Index Chapter 2 - What Other Codes and Regulations Do I Need to Know -Objectives -Building -Fire -Utility -Testing Agency Findings -Hazardous Locations -Communication Chapter 3 - How do I Reference the Code -Objectives -Using the Index -Using the Table of Contents *Part II - Applying the Code to Chapters 1-4 of the NEC - General Requirements Chapter 4 - Article 90 -Objectives -90.1 - Purpose -90.2 - Scope -90.4 - Enforcement -90.5 Explanatory Material -90.7 - Examination of Equipment for Safety -90.9 - Units of Measure Chapter 5 - NEC Chapter 1 - General -Objectives -Article 100 - Definitions -Article 110 - Requirements for Electrical Installations -110.10 -Circuit Impendance and other characteristics -110.14 - Electrical Connections -110.16 - Flash Protection -110.26 - Spaces About Electrical Equipment - 600 Volts or Less Chapter 6 - NEC Chapter 2 - Wiring and Protection -Objectives -Article 200 - Use and Identification of Conductors -200.6 - Means of Identifying Grounded Conductors -Article 210 - Branch Circuits -210.4 - Multi-Wire Branch Circuits -210.5 - Identification for Branch Circuits -210.8 - Ground-Fault Circuit - Interrupter Protection for Personnel -210.12 - Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection -210.20 - Over Current Protection -210.52 -Dwelling Unit receptacle Outlets -Article 215 -Feeders -215.2 - Minimum Ratings and Size for Feeders Not over 600 Volts -215.4 - Feeders with Common Neutral -Article 220 - Branch - Circuit Feeders, and Service Calculations -220.53 - Appliance Load -Dwelling Units(s) -220.55 - Electric Ranges and Other Cooking Appliances - Dwelling Unit(s) -220.61 - Feeder or Service Neutral Load -Article 230 - Services -230.2 - Number of Services -230.24 - Clearances -230.40 - Number of Service-Entrance Conductors -230.72 - Grouping of Disconnects -230.82 - Equipment Connected to the Supply Side of Service Disconnect -230.90 - Service equipment Over Current Protection - Where Required -230.95 - Ground-Fault Protection of Equpment -Article 240 - Over Current Protection -240.4 - Protection of Conductors -240.12 - Electrical System Coordination -240.20 - Over current Protection in Ungrounded Conductors -240.21 - Location in Circuit -Article 250 - Grounding and Bonding -250.20 - Alternating - Current Systems to be Grounded -250.24 - Grounding Service-Supplied Alternating-Current Systems -250.28 - Main Bonding Jumper and Systme Bonding Jumper -250.30 - Grounding Separately Derived Alternating-Current Systems -250.32 - Buildings or Structures Supplied by Feeder(s) or Branch Circuit(s) -250.50 - Grounding Electrode System -250.64 - Grounding Electrode Conductor Installation -250.92 - Bonding of Services -250.94 - Bonding for Other Systems -250.102 - Equipment Bonding Jumpers -250.104 - Bonding of Piping Systems and Exposed Structural Steel -250.119 - Identificatoin of Equipment Grounding Conductors -250.122 - Size of Equipment Grounding Conductors Chapter 7 - NEC Chapter 3 - Wiring Methods and Materials -Objectives -Article 300 - Wiring Methods -300.5 - Underground Installations -300.10 - Electrical Continuity of Metal Raceways and Enclosures -300.11 - Securing and Supporting -300.21 - Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion -300.50 - Table - Minimum Cover Requirements -Article 310 - Conductors for General Wiring -310.4 - Conductors in Parallel -310.10 - Temperature Limitation of Conductors -310.15 - Ampacities for Conductors Rated 0-2000 Volts -Article 312 - Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures -312.6 - Deflection of Conductors -Article 314 - Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes -314.16 - Number of Conductors in OUtlet, Device, and Junction Boxes -314.28 - Pulland Junction Boxes and Conduit Bodies Chapter 8 - NEC Chapter 4 - Equipment for General Use -Objectives -Article 406 - Receptacle, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (Caps) -406.3 - General Installation Requirements -406.8 - Receptacle in Damp or Wet Locations -406.11 - Tamper Resistant Receptacles in Dwelling Units -Article 408 - Switchboards and Panel Boards -408.4 - Circuit directory or Circuit Identification -408.36 - Over Current Protection -408.40 - Grounding of Panel Boards -Article 410 - Luminaries (Lighting Fixtures), Lamp holders, and Lamps -410.4 - Luminaries in Specific Locations -410.11 - Temperature Limit of Conductors in Outlet Boxes -410.16 - Luminaries in Clothes CLosets -410.64 - Special Provisions for Flush and Recessed Luminaries -410.65 - Special Provisions for Electric-Discharge Lighting Systems 1000 Volts and Less -410-130 - General -Article 422 - Appliances -422-41 - Cord-and-Plug Connected Appliances Subject to Immersion -422.51 - Cord-and-Plub - Connected Vending Machines -422.52 - Electric Drinking Fountains -Article 426 - Fixed Outdoor Electric Deicing and Snow - Melting Equipment -426.28 - Equipment Protection -Article 420 - Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers -430.22 - Motor Circuit Conductors for a Single Motor -430.23 - Motor Circuit Conductors for a Wound-Rotor Secondary -430.24 - Several Motors or a Motor(s) and Other Loads -430.28 ? Motor Feeder Taps -430.31 ? Motor and Branch-Circuit Overload Protection -430.51 ? Motor Branch-Circuit Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Protection -430-61 ? Motor Feeder Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Protection -430.74 - Electrical Arrangement of Control Circuits -430.101 ? Motor Disconnecting Means -430.126 - Motor Temperature Protection -Article 440 ? Air Conditioning and Refrigeration equipment -440.21 ? Branch-Circuit Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Protection -Article 450 ? Transformers and Transformer Vaults -450.3 ? Over current Protection Part III ? Applying the Code to Chapters 5-8 of the NEC ? Special Requirements Chapter Nine ? NEC Chapter 5 ? Special Occupancies -Objectives -Article 500 ? Hazardous (Classified) Locations, Classes I, II, and III, Divisions 1 and 2 -Article 500.7 ? Protection Techniques -Article 501 ? Class 1 Locations -Article 501.10 ? Wiring Methods -Article 501.30 ? Grounding and Bonding, Class 1, Divisions 1 and 2 -Article 504 ? Intrinsically Safe Systems -504.30 ? Separation of Intrinsically Safe Conductors -Article 511 ? Commercial Garages, Repair and Storage -511.1 ? Scope -511.3 ? Area Classification, General -Article 517 ? Health Care Facilities -517.13 ? Grounding of Receptacles and Fixed Electric Equipment in Patient Care Areas -517.17 ? Ground-Fault Protection -517.19 ? Critical Care Areas -517.25 ? The Essential Electrical System Article 518 ? Assembly Occupancies -518.1 ? Scope -518.4 ? Wiring Methods Article 522 ? Control Systems for Permanent Amusement Attractions Article 547 ? Agricultural Buildings -547.1 ? Scope -547.9 ?Electrical Supply to Building(s) 0r Structure(s) from a Distribution Point -547.10 ? Equipotential Planes and Bonding of Equipotential Planes Article 555 ? Marinas and Boatyards -555.1 ? Scope -555.2 ? Electrical Datum Plane Chapter 10 ? NEC Chapter 6 ? Special Equipment Objectives Article 600 ? Electric Signs and Outline Lighting -600.1 ? Scope -600.6 ? Disconnects -600.41 ? Neon Tubing Article 625 ? Electrical Vehicle Charging System -625.1 ? Scope Article 626 ? Electrified Truck Parking Spaces -626.1 ? Scope Article 680 ? Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations -680.2 ? Definitions -680.10 ? Underground Wiring Location -680.12 ? Maintenance Disconnecting Means

About the Author

Larry Van Wert has taught the National Electrical Code for more than forty years. He is the founder, contractor, and partner of his own electrical contracting business, Van Wert Electric L.L.C., located in Flushing, Michigan. He has taught the electrical code at his training facility in Flushing, Michigan, in colleges and high schools throughout Michigan, as well as in seminars throughout the United States. He has done numerous train-the-trainer programs during his career. He has taught programmable controllers within General Motors facilities, at IBEW training sessions, and at colleges for more than thirty years. He received his bachelors of education degree from Ferris State University in Post-Secondary Industrial Technical Electrical Education and is registered with the College of Higher Education of the United States. He is presently training electricians within Ford Motor Company on National Electrical Code. He has been an instructor for Mott Community College, M-TEC (a division of the University of Michigan), Baker College, Delta College, Washtenaw Community College, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Community College, and Mott Adult High School-Flint. His field of expertise is vast in that he has taught: industrial workplace safety; hazardous locations training; basic electrical; residential and commercial wiring; blueprint reading; estimating; basic and advanced electronics; board level electronic repair; digital logic; microprocessor controls; programmable controllers; motors and motor controls; grounding and bonding; National Electrical Code; basic mathematics; algebra; trigonometry; physics and chemistry. He assisted in setting up the Apprentice Health and Safety training programs for General Motors in Michigan and assisted the engineering staff for General Motors on the concepts of flexible manufacturing.

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