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Fully updated to reflect the 1999 NECĀ®, this new edition provides today's most comprehensive and unified coverage of electrical design. Organized to follow the stages of a typical electrical design job, it clearly explains all facets of electrical design and all the latest practical procedures, practices, and trends involved in the design of electrical systems in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential occupancies. This illustrated resource features step-by-step details on how to size, select, and ...
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Overview

Fully updated to reflect the 1999 NECĀ®, this new edition provides today's most comprehensive and unified coverage of electrical design. Organized to follow the stages of a typical electrical design job, it clearly explains all facets of electrical design and all the latest practical procedures, practices, and trends involved in the design of electrical systems in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential occupancies. This illustrated resource features step-by-step details on how to size, select, and apply conductors, raceways, switches, fuses, and all other related system components. It also presents information in a manner that makes it easy for designers to prepare plans and electrical specifications for installers. Packed with design examples and practical pointers, this timesaving and moneysaving new edition of the Handbook addresses all the everyday needs of today's electrical designers.

The authors provide techniques on designing electrical systems for any building or facility, including how-to's on the circuits and systems that supply electrical power for lighting, heating, motors, and other power loads and controls in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Each procedure is directly cross-referenced to the latest National Electrical Code. 240 illus.

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A reference for designers and installers of electrical systems, addressing the everyday needs of electrical professionals in simple terms. Explains practical procedures involved in the design of electrical circuits and systems to supply any load, treating all facets of electrical design, from specific loads and the circuits that serve them, to connection to main power lines. Material is presented in the order in which design normally proceeds, with chapters on general considerations, branch circuit loads, feeders and subfeeders, distribution, and energy supply. This third edition reflects the 1999 National Electrical Code. Joseph McPartland is the former publisher of magazine. Brian McPartland is president of a consortium of nationally recognized author and lecturers in electrical education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070458208
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Planning for Electrical Design 1
Ch. 2 Lighting and Appliance Branch Circuits 15
Ch. 3 Motor Branch Circuits and Control Circuits 173
Ch. 4 Feeders for Lighting and Power 253
Ch. 5 Motor Feeders 399
Ch. 6 Transformer Applications (to 600 V) 421
Ch. 7 Services 497
Ch. 8 Equipment Selection and Layout 591
Ch. 9 Design Reference Data 641
Index 711
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2003

    Practical ????

    While presenting details, does not provide much guidance in pulling the complete system together..work sheets with outlines would have been beneficial. This one goes back.

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