Navigating Commercial Service Calculations for the Texas Electrician Exam: Understanding Receptacle Load

When it comes to commercial service calculations for the Texas electrician exam, one critical factor that sets them apart from residential calculations is the approach to receptacle load. Unlike the de-rating and subtracting commonly seen in residential load calculations, commercial loads tend to follow an additive approach. In this guide, we’ll delve into the world […]

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 […]

The 10 Subjects and 22 Categories on the Texas Electrical Exam

When it comes to the Texas electrical exam, understanding its structure and content is essential for success. This comprehensive exam evaluates your knowledge and skills across various subject areas and categories. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the details of the Texas electrical exam, breaking down the 10 subject areas and 22 categories to […]

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Texas Electrical Exam Diagnostic Report: Your Key to Success

When it comes to passing the Texas Electrical Exam, preparation is key. But what happens if you don’t pass on your first attempt? Don’t be discouraged; instead, see it as an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and increase your chances of success. One valuable resource that you receive if you don’t pass the exam is […]

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Watt’s Up October 9, 2023

Here is Watt’s Up in the Industry Fire Prevention Week™ is October 8–14th! Read More at NFPA Drone Use Continues To Rise on Job Sites Drones and associated technology continue to emerge as useful assets in environments where access to electrical equipment and proximity to high voltages, hot equipment and more pose safety risks to […]