Article 100 Information

We all know article 100 is the DEFINITIONS article.   This does not mean that general terms or technical terms from related codes and standards will be found in this article.  Article 100 only includes definitions are that essential to the proper application of the Code.  Also, keep in mind that only the terms that […]

Chapters, Articles and Parts- 2014 NEC Layout

The NEC book is over 900 pages long and here is a quick guide to the layout of the book.  Don’t get confused by the layout of the NEC; it’s composed of Chapters, Articles, Sections, Sub Sections, etc.  In reality if you follow the basic layout you are golden.  Here is a quick breakdown of […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #111

Helpful Tip # 111 When dealing with a transformer question the test taker must determine whether or not the question is a calculation question that involves the sizing of over current protection devices, or is simply just a question using Ohms Law to size the transformer.   www.TexasElectricalExam.com Recent Posts Everything you Need to Know […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #110

Helpful Tip # 110 BE CAREFUL HOW THEY WORD THE NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS. They note that “A 250 kcmil …. Conductor … WITH (3) other similar conductors…” therefore we are actually dealing with a total of 4 conductors. This is a common wording used by the state exam writers and it causes many test takers […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #109

Helpful Tip # 109 It is attention to minute, specific details that can make a 5-to-10 point difference on a test examiners score. It is highly imperative to reread a test question after you think you’ve formulated your answer just to ensure that you have in fact actually picked the answer that matches exactly word […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #108

Helpful Tip # 108 Usually in the field, we express answers or express measurements as square inches or square feet or cubic feet such as 39.37 sq. in. The code; however, states the inches in parentheses and then has the word square on the outside. Example: (39.37 in.) square   www.TexasElectricalExam.com Recent Posts Everything you […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #107

  Helpful Tip # 107 One of the key items about the PSI exam in Texas is that the test writers are very specific with the phraseology and wording of both a test question and the answer. One critical component that you have to pay attention to; is literally, how does your answer matchup word […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #106

  Helpful Tip # 106 Another formula needed for the Master’s exam is: The Square Root of (I2A + I2B + I2C) – (IA X IB) – (IB X IC) – (IC X IA) This Formula is used to calculate the “Imbalanced Load” on a Neutral in a Three Phase system. It is a complicated […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #105

Helpful Tip # 105 At Texas Electrical Excel we carefully examine and dissect several question types and help you learn to navigate to the correct answer. You can either attend our seminars or purchase our Exam Prep Book series to learn our exam prep strategies.   www.TexasElectricalExam.com     Recent Posts Everything you Need to Know […]

10 Questions based on Jade Learning’s Demo Exam

  Not too long ago we were talking about putting together a website that would have an online simulated exam that would give electricians electrical exam questions similar to the actual electrical exam.  On top of providing electrical questions, we wanted there to be a score report at the end of each simulated exam that […]