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 […]

Texas Electrical License Registration Forms

Happy Friday! Most of us are ready and eager to start the weekend yesterday.  It’s been pretty chilly around the Austin area and I tell you I haven’t been happier to see a Friday in a long while.  We are on our way to the Houston seminar and it sure beats hanging out in 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 […]

Change and Duplicate License Request- Texas

This morning an electrician in Texas called asking for help finding the form that will help him change his information with TDLR.  In case you are needing to make changes, like a change of address, change of name or if you want to request a duplicate or reprint of your license, this is the form […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #145 – Parts of the Articles

  Helpful Tip #145 Personalize your NEC book It is helpful to circle in red or highlight in pink each Part heading (marked with Roman numerals: I, II, III, etc.) of every Article, and write that numeral at the top of the page. That way, when you look for a particular Part of that Article […]