Helpful Tip #135: Exam Prep Programs When looking for an exam prep program ask yourself the following: Is the program long enough or the correct speed for me to cover the topics what I’ll be tested on? Does the program cover all the areas on my specific electrical exam? Is the […]

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# Electrical Exam Prep Tip #113

Helpful Tip # 113 OHM’s law and our pie chart are the only calculations and formula that the test taker should focus on. P divided by Current (I) times the Voltage (E) is used for calculating demand loads, calculating transformers, calculating services, calculating the minimum number of circuits required for a particular dwelling/occupancy, and in […]

# Electrical Exam Prep Tip #112: Transformer Questions

Helpful Tip # 112 : Transformer Questions Transformer questions are actually quite simple, however the state exam writers intentionally include a lot of distracting information. The unprepared test taker will read too much into a transformer question and then draw a complete blank. However, if it asks to size the maximum or minimum short circuit, […]

# Electrical Exam Prep Tip #111 – Transformer Questions

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 3 Tips for Highlighting your […]

# Electrical Exam Prep Tip #110 – Condurctor Mistakes

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 – Inches

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 3 Tips […]

# Electrical Exam Prep Tip #106 – Calculate the “Imbalanced Load”

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 #104 – Timed Exams

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 #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. […]