Handbook of Electrical Design Details
By Sclater, Neil and Traister, John E.

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

DOI: 10.1036/0071377514

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Author Biography

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. While serving a varied list of industrial clients over a 25-year period, he contributed hundreds of articles to various engineering publications. Mr. Sclater has degrees from Brown University and Northeastern University. He is the author or co-author of six books on engineering subjects; five of these have been published by McGraw-Hill.

Handbook of Electrical Design Details
Author(s): Sclater, Neil and Traister, John E.
ISBN: 0071377514
DOI: 10.1036/0071377514

Format: hardcover, 450 pages.
Pub date: 23 Apr 2003
Copyright: 2003
$90.00 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Professional

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