American Electrician's Handbook

American Electrician's Handbook

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American Electrician's Handbook by Terrell Croft, Wilford I. Summers

THE "ELECTRICIANS' BIBLE" SINCE 1913 OVER 750,000 COPIES SOLD!

Filled with practical advice and facts, the American Electricians' Handbook is the best single source for essential information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.

For over 85 years, there has been no better or more trusted way to keep up with the latest developments in the electrical field.

Revised and updated in compliance with the most recent National Electrical Code and National Electrical Safety Code, as well as the current standards of NEMA, the American National Standards Institute, and the Underwriters Laboratories, this one-stop reference enables you to tackle even the most complex job with total confidence.

Using the clear language and diagrams that have made the Handbook the industry's definitive resource, the expanded Fourteenth Edition brings you the latest data on:

  • Advances in fiber optic cables, grounding, arc-fault circuit-interrupter devices, and transient voltage surge suppressors
  • The National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, and NEMA motor and generator standards
  • High-efficiency motors and electronic control of motors
  • Circuits and circuit calculations, transformers, wiring tables, lamp application tables, and much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070139336
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/1991
Edition description: 12th ed.
Pages: 1728

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourteenth Edition xi
Division 1 FUNDAMENTALS 1.1
Useful Tables / 1.2
Conversion Factors / 1.9
Graphical Electrical Symbols / 1.12
Principles of Electricity and Magnetism: Units / 1.21
Measuring, Testing, and Instruments / 1.70
Harmonics / 1.100
Division 2 PROPERTIES AND SPLICING OF CONDUCTORS 2.1
Electrical Conducting Wires and Cables / 2.1
Cable Joints and Terminal Connections / 2.76
Aluminum-Building-Wire Installation Practices / 2.120
Termination and Splice Kits / 2.137
Division 3 CIRCUITS AND CIRCUIT CALCULATIONS 3.1
Types of Circuits / 3.1
Electrical Systems / 3.7
Circuit Calculations / 3.20
Division 4 GENERAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND BATTERIES 4.1
Introduction / 4.1
Switches / 4.1
Installation of Switches / 4.32
Protective Devices / 4.34
Switchboards and Switchgear / 4.72
Panelboards / 4.82
General Wiring Materials and Devices / 4.92
Power Capacitors / 4.133
Batteries: General / 4.140
Primary Batteries / 4.141
Storage Batteries: General / 4.145
Lead-Acid Storage Batteries / 4.149
Nickel-Iron-Alkaline Batteries / 4.162
Nickel-Cadmium Batteries / 4.173
vi CONTENTS
Installation of Storage Batteries / 4.187
General Construction Materials / 4.190
Division 5 TRANSFORMERS 5.1
Construction, Types, and Characteristics / 5.1
Connections: Polarity / 5.53
Single-Phase Connections / 5.55
Two-Phase Connections / 5.57
Three-Phase Connections / 5.58
Special Transformer Connections / 5.67
Connections for Three-Phase Transformers / 5.76
Parallel Operation / 5.77
Connections and Applications of Autotransformers / 5.79
Installation, Care, and Operation / 5.82
Provisions for Different Types of Transformers / 5.86
Provisions for Transformer Vaults / 5.88
The Noise Problem / 5.101
Pole and Platform Mounting / 5.104
Saturable-Core Reactor / 5.110
Division 6 SOLID-STATE DEVICES AND CIRCUITS 6.1
Fundamentals of Electronics / 6.1
Discrete Solid-State Components / 6.4
Integrated Circuits / 6.42
Integrated-Circuit Logic Functions / 6.49
Microcomputers / 6.73
Electronic Memories / 6.78
Product Reliability / 6.91
Division 7 GENERATORS AND MOTORS 7.1
Principles, Characteristics and Management of DC Generators (Dynamos) / 7.1
Principles, Characteristics, and Management of AC Generators (Alternators) / 7.44
Principles, Characteristics, and Management of Electric Motors / 7.58
Direct-Current Motors / 7.66
Alternating-Current Motors / 7.77
Conversion Equipment / 7.128
Troubles of AC Motors and Generators: Their Localization and Correction / 7.131
Care of Motors / 7.139
Control Equipment for Motors / 7.149
Motor Drives and Application / 7.216
Motor Circuits / 7.240
Control Circuits / 7.261
Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment / 7.262
Engine- and Gas-Turbine Generators / 7.270
CONTENTS vii
Division 8 OUTSIDE DISTRIBUTION 8.1
Pole Lines: General, Construction, and Equipment / 8.1
Pole-Line Construction / 8.36
Pole-Line Guying / 8.59
Underground Wiring / 8.69
Grounding of Systems / 8.89
Division 9 INTERIOR WIRING 9.1
General / 9.1
Open Wiring On Insulators / 9.17
Concealed Knob-and-Tube Wiring / 9.26
Rigid-Metal-Conduit and Intermediate-Metal-Conduit Wiring / 9.27
Interior or Aboveground Wiring with Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit / 9.59
Flexible-Metal-Conduit Wiring / 9.64
Liquidtight Flexible-Metal-Conduit Wiring / 9.67
Metal-Clad-Cable Wiring: Types AC and MC / 9.68
Surface-Raceway Wiring / 9.72
Electrical-Metallic-Tubing Wiring / 9.89
Nonmetallic-Sheathed-Cable Wiring / 9.93
Mineral-Insulated Metal-Sheathed-Cable Wiring / 9.97
Medium-Voltage-Cable Wiring / 9.105
Underground-Feeder and Branch-Circuit-Cable Wiring / 9.106
Interior Wiring with Service-Entrance Cable / 9.106
Underfloor-Raceway Wiring / 9.108
Wireway Wiring / 9.124
Busway Wiring / 9.126
Cellular-Metal-Floor-Raceway Wiring / 9.161
Cellular-Concrete-Floor-Raceway Wiring / 9.171
Wiring with Multioutlet Assemblies / 9.179
Cablebus Wiring / 9.185
Cable Trays / 9.190
General Requirements for Wiring Installations / 9.195
Crane Wiring / 9.238
Wiring for Circuits of Over 600 Volts / 9.246
Wiring for Circuits of Less Than 50 Volts / 9.249
Wiring for Hazardous Locations / 9.249
Installation of Appliances / 9.251
Electric Comfort Conditioning / 9.253
Wiring for Electric Signs and Outline Lighting / 9.276
Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits / 9.281
Wiring for Special Occupanices / 9.285
Design of Interior-Wiring Installations / 9.286
Wiring for Residential Outdoor Lighting / 9.291
Wiring for Commercial and Industrial Occupancies / 9.296
Farm Wiring / 9.331
Division 10 ELECTRIC LIGHTING 10.1
Principles and Units / 10.1
Electric-Light Sources / 10.24
Incandescent (Filament) Lamps / 10.24
viii CONTENTS
Fluorescent Lamps / 10.39
Gaseous-Discharge Lamps / 10.64
Neon Lamps / 10.79
Ultraviolet-Light Sources / 10.86
Infrared Heating Lamps / 10.89
Luminaires / 10.91
Principles of Lighting-Installation Design / 10.111
Tables for Interior Illumination Design / 10.129
Interior-Lighting Suggestions / 10.132
Heat with Light for Building Spaces / 10.136
Street Lighting / 10.139
Floodlighting / 10.143
Division 11 OPTICAL FIBER 11.1
General / 11.1
Cabling / 11.4
Connectors / 11.5
Splices / 11.6
Testing / 11.6
Basic Terminology / 11.6
Light Sources / 11.17
Types of Optical Fibers / 11.21
Breakout Kits / 11.28
Safety / 11.31
Non-Communication Applications / 11.40
Division 12 WIRING AND DESIGN TABLES 12.1
Standard Sizes of Lamps for General Illumination, in Watts / 12.3
Demand Factors and Data for Determining Minimum Loads / 12.4
Full-Load Currents of Motors / 12.10
Capacitor Ratings for Use with Three-Phase 60-Hz Motors / 12.14
Ampacities of Conductors / 12.14
Ampacity of Flexible Cords and Cables / 12.28
Ampacity of Fixture Wires / 12.30
Ampacity of Aluminum Cable, Steel-Reinforced / 12.31
Ampacity of Parkway Cables Buried Directly in Ground / 12.31
Number of Conductors in Conduit and Dimensions / 12.32
Compact Aluminum Wire and Dimensions / 12.37
Switches-Termination Space / 12.38
Switch-Gutter and Termination Space / 12.39
Enclosed Switch Wiring Space / 12.40
Elevation of Unguarded Parts above Working Space / 12.42
Ordinary Ratings of Overload Protective Devices, in Amperes / 12.43
Nonrenewable Cartridge Fuses / 12.43
Ratings and Number of Overload Protective Devices / 12.49
Motor Code Letters and Locked-Rotor Kilovolt-Amperes / 12.51
Maximum Ratings for Motor Branch-Circuit Protection / 12.52
Conversion Table of Single-Phase Locked Rotor Currents / 12.53
Conversion Table of Polyphase Design B, C, D, and E Maximum Locked Rotor
Currents / 12.54
Horsepower Ratings of Fused Switches / 12.55
Minimum Branch-Circuit Sizes for Motors / 12.57
CONTENTS ix
Maximum Allowable Voltage Drop / 12.58
Graph for Computing Copper-Conductor Sizes According to Voltage Drop / 12.59
Data for Computing Voltage Drop / 12.60
Metric Practice / 12.69
Index follows Division 12

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