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Illustrated Guide to the NEC, 5th Edition

  • Charles R. Miller
  • ISBN-10: 1435498135
  • ISBN-13: 9781435498136
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides your students with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your students' comprehension and application of Code requirements whether they are beginning or master electricians. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing your students for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations, while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether your students need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

Features

  • Contains new code changes based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®; some code changes are shown through new illustrations while others are incorporated into existing illustrations.

  • Includes Unit Objectives that contain new ideas and set the stage for the topics to be covered.

  • Includes summaries in every chapter to reinforce what your students have learned and competency tests that check your students' comprehension and provide the opportunity for them to identify and re-learn difficult concepts.

  • Contains full color format that helps your students to better understand the concepts presented.

  • Instructor Resources CD includes an Instructors Guide that provides key illustrations that are ideal for transparencies, multiple comprehensive final exams, answers and explanations to unit competency tests, and a forms section which contains blank copies of all forms used throughout the book.

About the Author

Charles R. Miller

For 18 years, Charles R. Miller owned and operated a successful commercial electrical contracting company (Lighthouse Electric Co., Inc.) in Nashville, Tennessee. Now an accomplished author and educator, Mr. Miller specializes in leading customized seminars on the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), as well as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E. Class and seminar attendees have included employees of companies such as Ford, A. O. Smith and The Aerostructures Corporation, as well as academic institutions such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University and Purdue University. Mr. Miller also wrote and illustrated the monthly "Code In Focus" column in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE, and he co-hosted a home improvement radio talk show in Nashville for over three years.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONAL PROVISIONS.
Introduction to the National Electrical Code®. Definitions. Boxes and Enclosures. Cables. Raceways and Conductors.
SECTION II: One-Family Dwellings.
General Provisions. Specific Provisions. Load Calculations. Services and Electrical Equipment.
SECTION III: MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS.
Comprehensive Provisions. Load Calculations.
SECTION IV: COMMERCIAL LOCATIONS.
General Provisions. Nondwelling Load Calculations. Services, Feeders, and Equipment.
SECTION V: SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES, AREAS, AND EQUIPMENT.
Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Health Care. Industrial Locations. Special Occupancies. Specific Equipment.

New to this edition

  • Includes high quality Calculation Worksheets that provide your students with the most straightforward, error-proof method of performing essential, complex calculations.

Supplements

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

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources for Millers Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498127 | ISBN-13: 9781435498129)

The Instructor Resource provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Student Supplements

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide you step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for a professional in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show you how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.