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A Completely Updated Edition of the “Electricians' Bible”
The most popular electricians' handbook for the past 95 years has been completely updated to provide the latest NEC and NESC rules and standards, and new references to solar power, photovoltaics, induction lighting, and more. Providing all the information you'll need to design, maintain, and operate systems and equipment, the Fifteenth Edition of the American Electricians' Handbook is the key to tackling even the most complex jobs with complete confidence. This one-stop resource focuses on systems and equipment rather than codes and calculations, making it the most practical, hands-on guide available. No matter what kind of electrical project you plan to take on, the American Electricians' Handbook is the only guide you'll need.
American Electrician's Handbook covers:
Solar power and photovoltaics
Variable- and adjustable-speed drives
Continuous load calculations
New NEC and NESC rules
NEMA motor and generator standards
Voltage drops in circuits with non-unity power factors
• Fundamentals • Properties and Splicing of Conductors
• Circuits and Circuit Calculations • General Electrical Equipment and Batteries • Transformers • Solid-State Devices and Circuits
• Generators and Motors • Outside Distribution • Interior Wiring
• Electric Lighting • Optical Fiber • Wiring and Design Tables
Table of contents
Preface to the Fifteenth Edition DIVISION 1: Fundamentals DIVISION 2: Properties and Splicing of Conductors DIVISION 3: Circuits and Circuit Calculations DIVISION 4: General Electrical Equipment and Batteries DIVISION 5: Transformers DIVISION 6: Solid-State Devices and Circuits DIVISION 7: Generators and Motors DIVISION 8: Outside Distribution DIVISION 9: Interior Wiring DIVISION 10: Electrical Lighting DIVISION 11: Optical Fiber DIVISION 12: Wiring and Design Tables Index
Wilford I. Summers is an electrical consultant and former Executive Director of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
Frederic P. Hartwell is president of Hartwell Electrical Services, Inc., and serves as inspector of wires in his hometown. He has more than 25 years' experience in the field of electronics, including as senior editor of Electrical Construction and Maintenance magazine and as principal member of the NEC's Code Making Panel.