Handbook of Electrical Design Details 2nd Edition

Handbook of Electrical Design Details 2nd Edition

Handbook of electrical design covers power generation, distribution, lighting, wiring, motors, and project planning. Supplemented by new topics: CAD for preparing electrical drawings and estimates, electrical surge protection, and 400 new illustrations


Reliable, low-cost electric power is a fundamental requirement for modern society, making possible such vital services as lighting, HVAC, transportation, communication, and data processing, in addition to driving motors of all sizes. A mainstay of industrial productivity and economic prosperity, it is also essential for safeguarding human life and health. This handbook is a valuable information resource on electric power for everyone from technical professionals to students and laypeople.

This compact, user-friendly edition updates and expands on the earlier edition. Its core content of power generation, distribution, lighting, wiring, motors, and project planning has been supplemented by new topics: 
* CAD for preparing electrical drawings and estimates 
* Basic switch and receptacle circuit wiring 
* Structured wiring for multimedia 
* Swimming pool and low-voltage lighting 
* Electrical surge protection

An easy-to-read style makes complex topics understandable. It’s a must-have reference for those with a need or desire to get up to speed on the entire subject of electric power or just familiarize themselves with the latest advances–regardless of their formal education or training. Reader-helpful features in this edition include: 
* Up-front chapter summaries to save time in finding topics of interest. 
* References to related articles in the National Electrical Code. 
* A bibliography identifying additional sources for digging deeper. 
* Approximately 300 illustrations

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About the Author

Neil Sclater switched his career from engineering in the military/aerospace industry to writing and editing in the field of electromechanical and electronic technology. After years as a staff editor for engineering magazines, he set up his own consulting firm in technical communications. Mr. Sclater contributed hundreds of articles to various engineering publications. He has authored or co-authored 11 McGraw-Hill Professional books, including two earlier editions of this book.

Originally published: 1997

AuthorsNeil SclaterJohn Traister

EditorNeil Sclater

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