Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide

Electrician's Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide pdf

Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide – Designed for quick reference at any job site, the Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide enables electricians using portable meters to test, maintain, and troubleshoot all types of electrical equipment and systems.

This updated classic now features:

  • Expert guidance on all the latest troubleshooting tools, testing instruments, systems, and equipment
  • Time-saving charts, tables, and diagrams for assuring quality and safety compliance
  • Vital material on personal protective equipment (PPE) required for testing energized circuits
  • NEW material: coverage of new equipment, such as infrared scanners and power quality analyzers; information and guidelines that comply with new NFPA 70E safety requirements

Scope – Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide

Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide covers the use of digital multimeters (DMMs) and other testing equipment to troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits used for power and control applications. In general, it concentrates on traditional electromechanical and inductive equipment found in commercial and industrial occupancies—motors, transformers, lighting, and power distribution equipment.

In general, this guide does not cover testing and troubleshooting of the following types of equipment and systems: Communications systems. The use of network cable analyzers, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs), optical power meters, and other equipment used for testing and troubleshooting communications systems such as telecommunications, computer local area networks (LANs), and outside plant fiber-optic installations are outside the scope of this publication

Electronic components and systems. This book touches on testing of electronic components such as resistors, small capacitors, and diodes. However, the broad subject of troubleshooting electronic components and circuits using digital multimeters and other portable test equipment is covered in much greater detail in a different McGraw-Hill publication: Electronic Troubleshooting and Repair Handbook by Homer L. Davidson (1995; ISBN 0-07-015676-X).

CONTENTS – Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide

Introduction vii 1 Analog Test Instruments 1 2 Digital Multimeters 25 3 Troubleshooting Basics 39 4 Troubleshooting Dry-Type Transformers 49 5 Troubleshooting Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures) 57 6 Troubleshooting Electric Motors 91 7 Troubleshooting Motor Bearings 159 8 Troubleshooting Relays and Contactors 175 9 Troubleshooting Power Quality Problems 191 10 Troubleshooting with Infrared Thermography 209 Index 213

From the Publisher – Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide

Brooke Stauffer is the executive director of Standards and Safety for the National Electrical Contractors Association.

John E.Traister was employed in the electrical construction industry as an electrician and electrical contractor for more than 35 years. He was the author of nine books for McGraw-Hill, including the first edition of Handbook of Electrical Design Details and McGraw-Hill’s Illustrated Index to the National Electrical Code.

Author – Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide

Brooke Stauffer is the executive director of Standards and Safety for the National Electrical Contractors Association.

John E.Traister was employed in the electrical construction industry as an electrician and electrical contractor for more than 35 years. He was the author of nine books for McGraw-Hill, including the first edition of Handbook of Electrical Design Details and McGraw-Hill’s Illustrated Index to the National Electrical Code.

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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