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 – 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.   www.TexasElectricalExam.com Recent Posts 3 Tips for Highlighting your […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #152 – None of the Above

  Helpful Tip #152 Don’t be fooled into picking “None of the above” answers just because you are not certain of the correct answer.   “None of the above” answer choice is usually a distractor used by test writers as an effective option for factual information in our case math questions to make this question […]

8 more articles you must highlight for your electrical exam

8 More Articles You MUST Highlight for Your Electrical Exam

We can’t help it, we are just in the sharing mood.  Here are 8 more articles you must highlight in your National Electrical Code book for your electrical exam. If you missed our previous post with 18 Articles to highlight now, here is the link.  If you missed the other post titled “12 More Articles […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #108 – Inches

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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #146 – Dealing With Electrical Questions

  Helpful Tip #146 When you’re dealing with an electrical question, the easiest way to find the answer is to: 1. Find the subject of the question. 2. In the NEC book Index, find the word or words that best describe the subject of the question. 3. Finally, list the reference(s) following that word in […]