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 #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 […]

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 […]

Texas Testing Centers-Addresses

The Texas Electrical Exam is conducted at the following test centers: City/State Address Driving Directions Abilene, Texas 1290 S Willis STE 109, The test site is on the corner of South 14th Street and Willis. The site is behind the First Financial Bank. Amarillo, Texas 4312 Teckla, Suite 500 From I-27 S, take exit 120B […]

electrician information candidate bulletin

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #143- Information Bulletin

  The exam proctor has an “Examiner or Candidate Bulletin”.  In this bulletin you will find information such as what is allowed into the exam room, what reference materials to bring, the length and time limit of the exam and finally the subject areas which tells you exactly what needs to be studied. As soon […]

18 Articles You MUST Highlight for your Exam

  18 Articles You MUST Highlight   If you are preparing the electrical exam, you should know that the exam is open book.  Have you seen the size of the book?  The 2014 NEC book is at least 910 pages long!  We sell highlighted and indexed/tabbed book for those of you preparing for the master electrical exam and the […]