Article 690.47: Grounding Electrode System

  This Article is extracted from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC® Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems.   Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Based on the 2011 NEC   Click here to buy a copy or read more about it.         *Please note in the follwing extraction that blue underlined text indicates a […]

Exam Prep Question for the Electrical Exam

This question is from Mike Holt’s  2014 Electrical Exam Preparation, By Mike Holt for EC&M Magazine   Try your best to answer these questions without looking at the answers.   Q. What are the rules in sizing a supply side bonding jumper sized for parallel raceways? A. If the ungrounded supply conductors are paralleled in two […]

10 Exam Questions to Get You Started

When preparing for the master electrical exam or the journey electrical exam, it helps to see the questions as they are formatted in the real exam.  Now, obviously we aren’t able to show you the exact question that is on the actual test, but you do get the formatting and the content as it is […]

NFPA Glossary of Terms

Hello there.  We have received an email from NFPA just minutes ago with their pdf version of the NFPA Glosary of Terms 2014 Edition. As per the email: “The GOT is a list of the defined terms in all of NFPA’s published codes, standards, guides and recommended practices. The terms are listed alphabetically and assembled […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #127- Approved Reference Book

  The Texas PSI examination questions are based on the 2014 bound edition. The NEC HANDBOOK is not allowed in the examination room.       If you are taking the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam in the state of Texas you are allowed to take the National Electrical Code ® inside the testing […]

What’s in the Exam?

This is probably the top question on your mind.  You probably want to know exactly just what is on the exam.  Even if you have taken the exam before you may not have a good idea of what subject areas are in the exam due to traps and question misdirection. Each state examiner like the […]

Electrical Study Guides – Which one is best for you?

Electricians looking to upgrade their electrical license have to prove their electrical knowledge by passing their electrical exam.  Finding the right book or program to help them pass the electrical test can be a daunting task for many.  Last week I took a call from a journeyman electrician in Texas who just had his electrician […]

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 […]