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This book offers beginning and experienced electricians the ability to understand what the NEC® requires, and simplifies this sometimes intimidating and confusing code. Users learn how to read the code, and how to apply the rules immediately. Excellent examples and lots of illustrations and tables help readers understand the rules, and why they are necessary. Tips, cautions, warnings and an excellent glossary make this a must-have resource. Features: -newly revised to cover the 1999 NEC® code as it applies to electrical installations -excellent graphics, illustrations and explanations demystify the technical nature of the NEC®, and make it easy to understand and apply -lots of examples show how to apply the code rules immediately in order to design, install, and inspect safe electrical systems -plenty of tips, cautions and warnings that are handy to experienced and novice electricians alike ALSO AVAILABLE Student Workbook, ISBN: 0-7668-0351-1 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0352-X Computerized Testbank, ISBN: 0-8273-8611-7
Here is the book to consult for authoritative guidance on the requirements of the National Electrical Code. As relaxed and easy to read as it is thorough, the second edition demystifies the complex structure and language of this imposing technical document and gives both first-time and experienced electricians all of the 1996 Code changes. 450 illus.
PREFACE: Introduction. How to Use This Textbook. Customizing Your Code Book. About the Author. Acknowledgments. INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE: Short History of The NEC. The NFPA. Code Changes. Why is the NEC So hard to Figure Out. Understanding the Terms and Theories. Layout of the NEC. Understanding a Code Section. How to Use the NEC. Finding Information in the NEC. UNDERSTANDING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE: Scope. Attitude and Gray Areas. Different Interpretations. Suggestions. National Electrical Code NFPA 70. Article 90 Introduction. 90-1 Purpose. 90-2 Scope. 90-3 Code Arrangement. 90-4 Enforcement. 90-5 Mandatory and Explanatory Material. 90-6 Formal Interpretations. 90-7 Product Safety. Summary. Review Questions. GENERAL: Definitions. Requirements for Electrical Installations. WIRING AND PROTECTION: Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors. Branch Circuits. Feeders. Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculations. Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders. Services. Overcurrent Protection. Grounding and Bonding. Bonding and Grounding. WIRING METHODS AND MATERIALS: Wiring Methods. Temporary Wiring. Conductors for Wiring. Flat Conductor Cable. Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing. Armor Cable. Metal-Cald Cable. Nonmetallic Sheath Cable. Service Entrance Cable. Underground Feeder and Branch Circuit Cable. Intermediate Metal Conduit/Rigid Metal Conduit. Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit. Electrical Metallic Tubing. Flexible Metal Conduit. Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit and Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit. Surface Raceways-Metallic or Nonmetallic. Multioutlet Assembly. Wireways-Metallic or Nonmetallic. Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conduit Bodies, and Fittings. Cabinets and Cutout Boxes. Auxiliary Gutters. Switches. Switchboards and Panelboards. EQUIPMENT: Flexible Cords and Cables. Fixture Wires. Lighting Fixtures, Lampholders, Lamps, and Receptacles. Appliances. Fixed Electrical Space Heating Equipment. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment. Transformers. GLOSSARY. INDEX.