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Electrical Wiring: Residential, 6th Edition

  • Ray C Mullin
  • Tony Branch
  • Sandy Gerolimon
  • Bill Todd
  • Craig Trineer
  • ISBN-10: 0176503811
  • ISBN-13: 9780176503819
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Nelson Education is pleased to present the only Canadian Electrical Wiring Series on the market. This sixth Canadian edition of Electrical Wiring: Residential focuses on the technical skills required to perform electrical installations and is based on the 2012 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I: The Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (CEC). This entry-level text is both comprehensive and readable. It is suitable for colleges, technical institutes, vocational/technical schools and electrical programs in high schools, and for readers who want to study the subject on their own. Topics include: calculating conductor sizes, calculating voltage drop, sizing services, connecting electrical appliances, grounding and bonding equipment, and installing recessed fixtures. These are critical skills that can make the difference between an installation that “meets code” and one that is exceptional.


  • Descriptions of Canadian practice and applications.

  • Step-by-step explanations of wiring a typical residence.

  • Complete set of blueprints to help apply CEC theory to real working drawings.

About the Author

Ray C Mullin

Ray C. Mullin is a former electrical circuit instructor for Electrical Trades, Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. He is presently a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section. He is currently Director, Technical Liaison, and Code Coordinator for a large electrical manufacturer.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: General Information for Electrical Installations
Unit 2: Drawings and Specifications
Unit 3: Service Entrance Calculations
Unit 4: Service Entrance Equipment
Unit 5: Electrical Outlets
Unit 6: Determining the Number and Location of Lighting and Receptacle Branch Circuits
Unit 7: Conductor Sizes and Types, Wiring Methods, Wire Connections, Voltage Drop and Neutral Sizing for Services
Unit 8: Switch Control of Lighting Circuits, Receptacle Bonding and Induction Heating Resulting from Unusual Switch Connections
Unit 9: Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, and Insolated Ground Receptacles
Unit 10: Lighting Fixtures and Ballasts
Unit 11: Branch Circuits for the Bedrooms, Study and Hall
Unit 12: Branch Circuits for the Living Room and Front Entry
Unit 13: Branch Circuits for Bathrooms
Unit 14: Lighting Branch Circuit and Small Appliance Circuits for the Kitchen
Unit 15: Special-Purpose Outlets for Ranges, Counter-Mounted Cooking Units, Wall-Mounted Ovens, Food Waste Disposals, and Dishwashers
Unit 16: Branch Circuits for the Laundry, Washroom, and Attic
Unit 17: Electric Heating and Air Conditioning
Unit 18: Oil and Gas Heating Systems
Unit 19: Recreation Room
Unit 20: Branch Circuits for Workshop and Utility Area
Unit 21: Heat and Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, and Security Systems
Unit 22: Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs
Unit 23: Television, Telephone, Data, and Home Automation Systems
Unit 24: Lighting Branch Circuit for the Garage and Outdoor Lighting
Unit 25: Standby Power Systems
Unit 26: Residential Utility-Interactive Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

New to this edition

  • All text material fully updated to reference the 2012 edition of the CEC.
  • Standby Power Systems (Unit 25).
  • Residential Utility-Interactive Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Unit 26).
  • New Appendix! EIA/TIA 568A & 568B for wire color pin layout (Appendix C).
  • A fresh, engaging, and student-friendly two-colour design
  • Updated diagrams and photos of CSA-approved equipment found in everyday wiring installations.
  • Updated data network and home automation sections
  • Metrification is in keeping with the 2012 CEC.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Blueprints for Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 0176653546 | ISBN-13: 9780176653545)
Electrical Wiring Residential, Instructor's Resource CD  (ISBN-10: 0176628843 | ISBN-13: 9780176628840)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD, giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations.

Student Supplements

Blueprints for Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 0176653546 | ISBN-13: 9780176653545)