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Which 2014 NEC Articles To Highlight For the Electrical Exam?

Click the book and preview the guide that tells you exactly what to highlight in your own book.   Budget Friendly! Turn your book into this! Budget friendly and exam specific. Have questions about this guide?  Security Code: Please enter the security code: Please enter a valid captcha code. Submit Articles To Highlight Based on […]

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 […]

April 2016 Questions by Mike Holt

Mike Holt is a regular author over at EC&M.  As an expert in the industry he lends his expertise and shares answers to many head-scratching matters.  Download this free pdf for the questions he tackles this month.  Share with your friends!   (Click the image to open the pdf)   Be sure to check out […]

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, […]

Article 100 Information

We all know article 100 is the DEFINITIONS article.   This does not mean that general terms or technical terms from related codes and standards will be found in this article.  Article 100 only includes definitions are that essential to the proper application of the Code.  Also, keep in mind that only the terms that […]

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

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

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

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 […]