Article 690 Terminology

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Part 1 – Article 690 based on the 2014 NEC by Mike Holt   By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant   Though it covers solar power systems, Article 690 is not light reading. Article 690, consisting of eight Parts, applies to Photovoltaic (PV) electrical energy systems, array circuit(s), inverter(s), and charge controller(s) for […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #102- NEC Layout

Helpful Tip # 102 There is simply no substitution for not knowing and understanding the LAYOUT of the basic framework of the National Electrical Code® book. Knowing the breakdown of Chapter Two, for example, will help you quickly find an answer that deals with minimum layout and receptacle placements, or load calculation questions.     […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101- Read Questions

  Helpful Tip #101 Always read not only the question itself, but also read ALL four of the ANSWERS. Often times the question itself does not contain enough information to be able to ascertain the correct article or location in the Code book, but the answers will be a good clue to where the correct […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #100- Tricky Questions

  Helpful Tip #100 With the PSI exam, reading the question word for word exactly is extremely important.  Many questions are very to tricky, pay attention to wording variations. Reading the applicable NEC Article or code statue is a must, reading the question backwards is one terrific tool.  Reading the question backwards will trick your […]

6 Test Taking Habits to Break

It’s no secret that the electrical exam is a difficult exam, and preparing for it will require a good deal of your time and effort.   This is a great opportunity to shake off any anxiety you’re feeling about the electrical exam.  Stop beating yourself up, trust your abilities and dive right in!   Here are […]

Grounding and Bonding Services- Slide Deck

This is a slide deck from NEC Connect.   If you would like to download the Slide Deck, click here. Recent Posts 3 Tips for Highlighting your NEC Book for the Electrical Exam How to Schedule and Pay for the Electrical Exam in Texas Everything you Need to Know on Getting a New Electrical License Sign […]

Watch For INSTALLATION Clues and Similar Type Circuits

Here is an excerpt for the Crash Course Book, you can get one from the Texas Live Seminars: “THE SINGLE LARGEST MISTAKE WE SEE TIME AGAIN, is the feeling that because this is an open book exam, AND because you have a Key Word Index in the back, ANYONE can look up the answers. That’s […]

What’s in the Exam?

This is probably the top question on your mind.  You probably want to know exactly just what is on the exam.  Even if you have taken the exam before you may not have a good idea of what subject areas are in the exam due to traps and question misdirection. Each state examiner like the […]

How to Use your T/H 2014 NEC Book

How to use your tab/highlighted book The 2014 NEC book will not magically help you pass the exam. The books is highlighted to help you spot the articles that will help you answer questions you will encounter in the electrical exam. The tabs are designed to help you find the articles that are related to the […]

Equipotential Bonding Article 680 NEC

Equipotential Bonding in and Around Swimming Pools, Article 680 NEC®http://necconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/70RR-01-PDF.pdf A person who is immersed in a pool or who is dripping wet has a large amount of exposed skin, and if lying or walking on a concrete deck or other conductive perimeter surface, is extremely vulnerable to any differences in electrical potential that might […]