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 – 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. Recent Posts Score Reports- A Map from […]

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 […]

Equipotential Bonding Article 680 NEC

Equipotential Bonding in and Around Swimming Pools, Article 680 NEC® 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 […]

Missouri Electrical Licensing

If you are trying to get your electrical licensing in Missouri you should probably know that there isn’t a single state regulation regarding electrical licenses.  However, (there is always a however) some local governments on a city or county level requires certification or licensing for work to be done by an electrician.  If you are […]

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 […]