McGraw-Hill Handbook of Electrical Construction Calculations, Revised Edition / Edition 2

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The only book of its kind on the market today, this guide gives you all essential calculations used in day-to-day electrical construction work—for and appliance branch circuits...feeders for power and light ...motor circuits...and transformers. Now updated to conform to the latest National Electrical Code, the revised edition features the latest calculations for solving even the most difficult electrical design and installation problems. All calculations are categorized according to equipment type—and sample calculations, applications examples, and worksheets are provided.

The one and only collection of electrical construction calculations needed for on-the-job problem solving. The calculations are organizedin two ways: (1) Equipment types, including lighting, heating, motors, appliances, ventilation and air conditioning; and (2) Electrical systems, including branch circuits, feeders, motor circuits, transformer circuits, services, overcurrent protection and conductor sizes. Index. 80 illustrations.

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Provides the essential calculations used in day-to-day electrical construction work, including for wiring, lighting and appliance branch circuits, feeders for power and light, motor circuits, and transformers. Updated to conform to the newest National Electrical Code, the revised edition also features calculations categorized according to equipment types and some 350 b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Presents the essential calculations for all types of electrical design and installation, considering both the competitive element and the National Electrical Code. Covers the common installations in residential, commercial, institutional, recreational, and industrial facilities. The information may also be useful for operating and maintaining circuits, systems, and equipment. Well illustrated. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070466418
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,290,984
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph F. McPartland is the nation's leading expert on the National Electrical Code, and the principal author of McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code Handbook, and Handbook of Practical Electrical Design, 2d Ed.

Brian J. McPartland is an electrical construction consultant and editor of Electrical Design and Installation magazine. He is a co-author of McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code Handbook.

Steven P. McPartland is an engineer for GE/Northern Electrical Supply Company, and an instructor for the New Jersey State Apprenticeship Training Program.

Jack E. Pullizzi is an assistant facilities engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories and an instructor in electrical systems at Ocean County College. He is also a contributing editor to Electrical Contractor magazine.

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Table of Contents

Preface.Basic Calculations.Wiring Methods.Lighting and Appliance Branch Circuits.Feeders for Power and Light.Services.Motor Circuits.Tranformers (to 600 Volts).Index.

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