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 3 Tips for Highlighting your […]

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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #104

Helpful Tip # 104 Finding the code section as quickly as possible during an exam is truly the key to passing. If you buy yourself a moment or so with 20 to 40 code questions, that time will add up and give you a much better chance to spend quality review time on the calculation […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #103

  Helpful Tip # 103 We strongly encourage you to learn to utilize the Table of Contents in the FRONT OF THE CODE BOOK. On the Journeyman’s exam for example, 19 questions, a full 25% of your exam will come from Chapter Three items. The table of contents is a MUCH FASTER tool to find […]

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

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

  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 […]