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IPT's Electrical Training Manual (with Answer Book)

IPT’s Electrical Handbook and Training Manual – Double Duty

 

IPT’s Electrical Handbook and Training Manual, designed for practical use in the field, classroom or office, serves a dual role as an educational tool or reference guide for electrical fundamentals, trade practices and engineering data. They are a favorite of apprentices, trades people, technologists, engineers and instructors alike.

 

Electrical Handbook and Manual – Logical, Sequential, Easy to Use

 

In spite of its length—over 500 pages, information presented in this handbook and manual is logically sequenced for easy location of electrical questions and problems. This comprehensive guide covers all the fundamentals, from electrical conductors to transformers and lighting. It also features 264 illustrations and 115 tables and charts, referring throughout to both NEC and CEC codes.

 

SECTION ONE - FUNDAMENTALS
Historical Notes p 2,3 Series-Parallel Circuits p 25-28
Electricity Basics p 3-6 Three-Wire Edison p 28,29
Basics/Charges p 3-5 Wheatstone Bridge p 30
Basics/Materials p 6 Alternating Current (AC) p 31,32
Conductors p 6 AC-RMS Values p 33,34
Insulators p 6 Inductance-Magnetic Field p 34-38
Semiconductors p 6 Induced Voltage p 36,37
Electrical Quantities p 6,7 Self-Inductance p 37
Electrical Current p 6 Mutual Inductance p 37,38
Electromotive Force p 6,7 Series Inductors p 38
Opposition p 7 Parallel Inductors p 38
Basic Electric Circuit p 7,8 Inductive Reactance p 39
Resistance p 8-10 Impedance p 40
Resistors p 11-14 Capacitance p 40-44
Ohmís Law p 14,15 Capacitive Reactance p 44
Power & Energy p 15,16 RLC Series Circuits p 45,46
Basic Electrical Formulas p 16 RLC Parallel Circuits p 46,47
Series Circuits p 17-19 Three-Phase/Wye p 48
Voltage Divider Formula p 19,20 Three-Phase/Wye-Delta p 49
Parallel Circuits p 20-24 Three-Phase/Sequence p 50
SECTION TWO - ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
Conductor Materials p 52,53 Conductor Data p 84-89
Copper p 53,54 Conductor Ratings p 90-99
Aluminum p 55,56 Insulation Type p 90
Handling Aluminum p 56,57 Conductor Material p 95
Connectors p 57-61 Adjacent Conductors p 95,96
Code Requirements p 61,62 Sheath-Type Conductors p 97-99
Conductor Insulation p 63,64 Cord Current Ratings p 99-101
Insulation Materials p 64-70 Busbar Current Ratings p 102,103
Fire Rating p 70 Voltage Drop p 104-107
Conductor Shapes p 71-77 Voltage Drop Factors p 104,105
Conductor Sizes p 78-83 Calculating Voltage Drop p 105-107
Rectangular Busbar Area p 78-81 Conductor Markings/ID p 108
Round Conductor Area p 79-81 High Voltage Conductors p 108-112
Size of Round Conductors p 82,83 Terminating & Splicing p 112-114
SECTION THREE - RACEWAYS
Raceway Types p 116 Cable Trays p 142-146
Rigid Metallic Conduit p 116 Cables/Conductors in Trays p 147
Steel Conduit p 117,118 Support Clamps p 147,148
Aluminum Conduit p 118,119 Cable Tray Grounding p 149
Silicon Bronze Conduit p 119 Rollers & Pulleys p 149
Conduit Threading p 120 Busways p 150-153
Conduit Bending p 120-123 Busways Under 600 V p 151
Cutting/Reaming/Threading p 123-125 Busways Over 600 V p 152
Condulets p 125 Busway Uses p 152,153
Conduit Support p 126,127 Cablebus p 154-156
Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit p 127-132 Cablebus (Parallel) p 155
Type 80 (PVC) p 129-132 Cablebus Installation p 156
Electrical Metallic (EMT) p 132-134 Wireways p 156,157
Conduit Fill p 134-140 Underfloor Raceways p 158,159
Conduit Fill Examples p 139,140 Cellular Floor Raceways p 160
Conduit Expansion p 140,141 Surface Raceways p 161-163
Flexible Conduit p 142,143 Raised Floors p 164
Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT) p 142,143    
SECTION FOUR - WIRING DEVICES
Introduction p 166 HD Industrial Receptacles p 184-187
Enclosure Types p 167 Receptacle Maintenance p 187,188
Enclosure Designations p 168-170 Plug Maintenance p 188,189
Boxes p 170-179 Switches p 189-198
Box Types p 171 Types of Switches p 190-195
Box Sizes (USA) p 172,173 Switch & Box Dimensions p 196
Box Sizes (Canada) p 174-176 Switch Maintenance p 196,197
Box Table Examples p 177-179 Cover Plates p 197,198
Receptacles p 179-188 Hazardous Locations p 198-203
Non-Locking Configurations p 180 Nameplates p 203
GP Receptacles p 181-184  
SECTION FIVE - PROTECTIVE DEVICES
Protection Principles p 206,207 Circuit Breakers p 235-253
Short Circuits/Overloads p 207-216 Molded Case Breakers p 235-244
Short Circuit Calculations p 211-216 Low Voltage Breakers p 235-238
"Quick" Calculations p 215,216 Magnetic Circuit Breakers p 239,240
Fuses p 217-234 Current Limiting Breakers p 241
Fuse Ratings p 218,219 Solid State Trip Breakers p 242,243
Current Limiting p 219-223 Ground Fault Breakers p 243
Log-Log Graphs p 220-223 Low Voltage Breakers p .244,245
Selective Coordination p 223,224 Medium Voltage Breakers p 245-253
Low Voltage Fuses p 224-230 Air Circuit Breakers p 246-249
Single Element Fuse p 231 Vacuum Circuit Breakers p 249,250
Dual Element Fuse p 232 SF6 Circuit Breakers p 250,251
Fuses Over 600 V p 233,234 Oil Circuit Breakers p 252,253
SECTION SIX - DISTRIBUTION
Equipment Clearances p 256-258 NEC Enclosures p 269,270
Clearances (USA) p 257,258 MCC (Medium Voltage) p 271,272
Clearances (CANADA) p 258 Programmable Controllers p 272,273
Metering Equipment p 259-263 Switchgear p 273-283
Low Voltage Connections p 261-263 Low Voltage p 274
Panelboards p 263-266 Medium Voltage p 275
Motor Control Centers p 267-273 Metal Enclosures p 275-279
MCC Prewiring p 268,269 Switchgear Maintenance p 280-283
MCC (Low Voltage) p 269    
SECTION SEVEN - MOTORS
Motor Types p 286 Synchronous Motors p 316-320
Motor Nameplate Data p 286 Motor Wiring p 320,321
Motor Nameplate Terms p 286-300 Polyphase Speed Control p 322-326
Power Rating p 286 Reversing Induction Motor p 326,327
Service Factor p 286,287 Motor Efficiency p 327,328
Insulation Class p 287,288 Motor Power Factor p 328-332
Locked kVA Code p 289 LV Polyphase Controllers p 332-341
Rotor Torque Design p 289,290 Unbalanced Line Voltage p 341,342
Duty Classification p 290 Single Phase Motors p 342,343
Enclosure Type p 291,292 Split Phase Motors p 343-348
Frame Size p 292,293 Capacitor Split Phase p 344,345
Voltage of Motor p 293-296 Permanent Split Phase p 345,346
Motor Frequency p 297 Lead Numbers & Color Code p 346,347
Motor Speed p 298 Single Voltage SP Wiring p 346-348
Current Rating p 298-300 Low & High Voltage Wiring p 346-348
DC Motors p 301-310 Single Phase Speed Control p 349
DC Motor Construction p 301,302 Shaded Pole Motor p 349-351
DC Motor Principles p 302-304 Universal Motor p 351-353
DC Motor Characteristics p 304-306 Hysteresis Motor p 353,354
DC Motor Control p 307,308 Motor Maintenance p 355-361
Stopping DC Motor p 309 Mechanical Problems p 355-357
DC Motor Speed Control p 310 Lack of Maintenance p 357,358
AC Polyphase Motors p 311-315 Electrical Failures p 358,359
AC Polyphase Construction p 311-313 Maintenance Scheduling p 359-361
AC Polyphase Principle p 313-315 Troubleshooting p 361-366
Wound Rotor Motors p 315,316    
SECTION SEVEN - MOTORS
Motor Types p 286 Synchronous Motors p 316-320
Motor Nameplate Data p 286 Motor Wiring p 320,321
Motor Nameplate Terms p 286-300 Polyphase Speed Control p 322-326
Power Rating p 286 Reversing Induction Motor p 326,327
Service Factor p 286,287 Motor Efficiency p 327,328
Insulation Class p 287,288 Motor Power Factor p 328-332
Locked kVA Code p 289 LV Polyphase Controllers p 332-341
Rotor Torque Design p 289,290 Unbalanced Line Voltage p 341,342
Duty Classification p 290 Single Phase Motors p 342,343
Enclosure Type p 291,292 Split Phase Motors p 343-348
Frame Size p 292,293 Capacitor Split Phase p 344,345
Voltage of Motor p 293-296 Permanent Split Phase p 345,346
Motor Frequency p 297 Lead Numbers & Color Code p 346,347
Motor Speed p 298 Single Voltage SP Wiring p 346-348
Current Rating p 298-300 Low & High Voltage Wiring p 346-348
DC Motors p 301-310 Single Phase Speed Control p 349
DC Motor Construction p 301,302 Shaded Pole Motor p 349-351
DC Motor Principles p 302-304 Universal Motor p 351-353
DC Motor Characteristics p 304-306 Hysteresis Motor p 353,354
DC Motor Control p 307,308 Motor Maintenance p 355-361
Stopping DC Motor p 309 Mechanical Problems p 355-357
DC Motor Speed Control p 310 Lack of Maintenance p 357,358
AC Polyphase Motors p 311-315 Electrical Failures p 358,359
AC Polyphase Construction p 311-313 Maintenance Scheduling p 359-361
AC Polyphase Principle p 313-315 Troubleshooting p 361-366
Wound Rotor Motors p 315,316  
SECTION NINE - GROUNDING
Grounding Purpose p 412,413 System Grounding p 417-426
Terminology p 413-417 Ungrounded AC p 417,418
Bonding p 413 Resistance Grounded AC p 418,419
Bonding Conductor p 413 Inductance Grounded p 419
Counterpoise p 414 Solidly Grounded
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