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National Electrical Code (2005, Softcover Version)
The single most important reference in the electrical industry, the National
Electrical Code (NEC), is updated every three years and outlines minimum standards
for all types of electrical installations. The 2005 NEC, available in softcover
or looseleaf version, is loaded with solutions designed to provide better safeguards,
add greater usability, and bring provisions in line with technology trends.
A must for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, or inspection,
the 2005 NEC® provides 100% of the information needed to meet Code® and avoid
costly errors in electrical installations of all types. Thomson Delmar Learning
is pleased to make this authoritative reference from the NFPA available directly
from us, for the convenience of our customers who work in and around the electrical
trades. It may be used independently or as a companion to any electrical book,
including Delmar's best-selling wiring series as well as our guides to using
Every three years the National Electrical Cod2 is significantly revised to
keep pace with technology and enhance protection against electrical fire and shock hazards. Get in position to advance your knowledge and be prepared with
the newest codes. The 2005 National Electrical Code is loaded with solutions
designed to provide better safeguards, add greater usability, and bring provisions
in-line with technology trends. It's a "must" for anyone who works
with electric conductors or equipment. Revisions include: Expanded AFCI protection
in wiring systems New rules for GFCI protection Identification of ungrounded
branch circuit and feeder conductors All-new articles for control panels and speed-drive systems Reorganized rules in Article 220: Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations New zone hazardous area classification system for
combustible dusts and ignitable fibers and flyings. You'll help improve electrical
safety for millions of people with the latest edition of the NEC; the world's
most widely adopted safety code.
Required reference for handymen and professional electricians: "The National
Electric Code, also knows as NFPA-70, is the standard that building officials
use to define what is legal to use in electric services of all kinds. NFPA
is the National Fire Protection Association. The Electric Code began almost
as soon as Edison wired some of his new lights in New York, and the first electricity
caused fire happened. Soon thereafter the National Fire Protection Association
began writing safety codes aimed at preventing fires and promoting safe wiring
techniques. Today, more than a century later, the Electric Code is republished
every 3 years. As new inventions and new applications for electricity are ever
expanding the code book expands and is revised to define the new applications.
The 2005 edition has been updated to include recent developments in available
materials and equipment. The code has 772 large pages detailing every electric
installation from common house wiring to installation requirements for 35,000
volt transformers. The tables detailing how many conductors you can put in a conduit go on for 50 pages in the appendix.
The problem most people have with the code comes from its complexity and scope.
If you are a handyman, or even an electrician, it takes years of study to learn
all its requirements, and even then they change it on you. It can be helpful
though. One year I was installing wire for a welder in my garage. I found a
paragraph that allowed me to derate the current load of the conductors based
on the duty cycle percentage of the welder. I saved quite a bit of money on
heavy wire that wasn't needed, and had a safe installation. The code is so
long and complex that several other books have been written to help professional and amateur electricians understand the code, translating it's stilted language and detailed requirements into plain English for common applications. The "Illustrated Guide to the National Electric Code," by Charles R. Miller, is one of the better ones. There are also numerous how-to
handbooks on electric wiring based on the code. E.g., "Wiring Simplified," by Richter and others. is an easy do-it-yourself guide. However, even an illustrated
guide book isn't the code. When the electric inspector comes out to review
your work you need to know that you wired it correctly. You can bet he's read
the code and will be approving or disapproving your work based on its requirements.
Over the years I've had to repair and straighten out many half-baked and outright dangerous electric installations. Many of them were done by well meaning
men who just didn't know how electric wiring was supposed to be done. I recommend
that everyone doing wiring from homeowner to seasoned electrician, to electric
engineer ought to own a current copy of the National Electric Code. The 2005
edition will be current until 2008."
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Industrial Electronics: Applications for Programmable Controllers, Instrumentation and Process Control, and Electrical Machines and Motor Controls (3rd Edition)
by Thomas E. Kissell
Based on the author's experience working with technicians directly on the factory
floor in major industries, this handbook/reference covers all of the electronic
technology found in modern industrial systems, going into the depth required
to install, troubleshoot, and repair complex automation systems. Each stand-alone
(but cross-referenced) section explores either an entire system or individual
circuits and components that are used over and over in a large variety of
complex systems. Features a large number of figures, diagrams, and pictures, and typical Job Assignments, with solutions. Advanced Solid State Logic:
Flip-Flops, Shift Registers, Counters and Timers. Programmable Controllers.
Solid-State Devices Used to Control Power: SCRs, TRIACs and Power Transistors.
Solid-State Devices Used for Firing Circuits. Photoelectronics, Lasers and Fiber Optics. Industrial Power Supplies, Inverters and Converters. Operational
Amplifiers. Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Feedback Systems. Input Devices: Sensors,
Transducers, and Transmitters for Measurement. Output Devices: Amplifiers, Valves, Relays,
Variable-Frequency Drives, Stepper Motors and Servomotor Drives. AC and DC
Motors and Generators, Transformers, and Three-Phase Electricity. Case Studies
of Four Industrial Applications. Robots and Other Motion Control Systems.
Motor-Control Devices and Circuits. Data Communications for Industrial Electronics.
For Instrumentation and Process Control Technicians, PLC and Motion Control Technicians.
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