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, 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
Inside: • 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
From the Back Cover
Keep up with developments in the electrical field with the latest edition of the "electricians' bible." Filled with practical advice and facts, the new edition of this standard reference will enable you to do your job with complete confidence.
Revised and updated in compliance with the current National Electrical Code standards, as well as those of NEMA, the National Electrical Safety Code, American National Standards, and Underwriters Laboratory, the book shows you how to select, install, maintain, and operate all types of electrical equipment and wiring.
Using the clear language and diagrams that have helped make the Handbook the definitive Thirteenth Edition brings you the latest data on: Advances in solid-state technology; The most up-to-date techniques for splicing conductors, plus a look at new types of building wires and cables; new information on high efficiency motors and electronic control of motors; Recently developed tools, equipment, and other products available from manufacturers; Plus information on circuits and circuit calculations, transformers, wiring tables, lamp application tables, and much more. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.