Chapters, Articles and Parts- 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 […]

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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. Texas […]

When studying for the Electrical exam, learn the NEC Book Style and Layout so that it can help you save time when looking for keywords.

NEC Book Style and Layout

NEC Book Style & Layout When it comes to the NEC book it is an understatement when we say the Index at the back of the book can send people into vicious circles during an exam.  Electricians that aren’t too familiar with the books will waste precious limited minutes looking up a keyword. After you […]

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The 13-Day Study Challenge: Mastering Electrical Exam Prep

Are you gearing up for the Texas Electrical Licensing Exam after taking our 2-day crash course seminar? If so, you’re likely aware that success hinges on thorough preparation and in-depth knowledge of electrical concepts and codes. You are also aware that you left the seminar with homework material to help you through this. To help […]

Connected Load vs. Demand Load for the Texas Electrician Exam

Preparing for the Texas electrician exam requires a comprehensive understanding of electrical concepts, including load calculations. One critical distinction that can significantly impact your exam success is knowing the difference between the connected load and the demand load. In this guide, we’ll delve into this essential topic to ensure you’re well-prepared for the state exam. […]

Texas Electrician License Exam Prep: Garages and Basements in Load Calculations

Preparing for the Texas electrician license exam requires not only a deep understanding of electrical concepts but also a keen awareness of how to apply them correctly. In this guide, we’ll delve into two crucial aspects of load calculations—garages and basements—and how comprehending their role is essential for success on the Texas electrician license exam. […]

Mastering Three-Phase Transformer Calculations

A few of the questions in the Texas electrician license exam will relate to three-phase transformers.  When it comes to electrical systems, understanding transformer calculations is key to ensuring efficient power distribution. While single-phase transformer calculations are relatively straightforward, three-phase transformer calculations introduce a new element—multiplying the voltage by 1.73. Let’s dive into the world […]

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Mastering Residential Dwelling Square Footage Lighting Load Calculations in the NEC

Mastering Residential Dwelling Square Footage Lighting Load Calculations in the NEC When it comes to electrical installations in residential dwellings, understanding square footage lighting load calculations is crucial. The National Electrical Code (NEC) provides specific guidelines on which portions of a building are included in these calculations and which parts are excluded. In this blog […]

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Calculating Residential Dwellings in the Texas Electrical Exam

When preparing for the Texas Electrical Exam, understanding the calculation requirements for residential dwellings is essential. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the specifics of VA adds, including the three required additions, and shed light on the general lighting load that must be included. Understanding VA Adds VA, or Volt-Amps, represents the apparent power […]