Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code,
8th Edition

Charles R. Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357371527 | ISBN-10: 0357371526

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 512 pages

List Price USD $142.95


This uniquely effective guide will help you master the 2020 National Electrical Code®. The author uses highly detailed, technically accurate illustrations to make even the most complex aspects of the code easier to understand and apply, translating the often complicated language of the 2020 NEC® into clear, simple instructions and helpful visuals. Organized logically to make learning easier, the text introduces you to fundamental concepts before progressing to requirements for various dwellings, from one-family homes to multi-family housing, commercial locations and special occupancies. In addition, a convenient, modular format makes it easy to reference relevant information whenever you need it. The Eighth Edition of this trusted resource provides detailed information on key updates and additions to the 2020 NEC, so you can confidently master the industry standards and best practices you’ll need to know for career success. With comprehensive coverage, an innovative learning approach and accurate, up-to-date information, this indispensable guide is an ideal resource for students and professionals alike.

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Meet the Authors

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For 18 years, Charles R. Miller owned and operated a successful commercial electrical contracting company (Lighthouse Electric Co., Inc.) in Nashville, Tennessee. Now an accomplished author and educator, Mr. Miller specializes in leading customized seminars on the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), as well as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E. Class and seminar attendees have included employees of companies such as Ford, A. O. Smith and The Aerostructures Corporation, as well as academic institutions such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University and Purdue University. Mr. Miller also wrote and illustrated the monthly "Code In Focus" column in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE, and he co-hosted a home improvement radio talk show in Nashville for over three years.

  • Throughout the text, unit objectives have been revised and updated to make learning goals more actionable for students and measurable for instructors.
  • Unit objectives are provided for each section to introduce new concepts, identify key learning goals and prepare readers to master the material more effectively.
  • Each chapter features a summary of key content, as well as a competency test to help readers review more effectively, assess their understanding of the material and identify any areas that need additional study.
  • The text is now available in MindTap, an online learning platform that incorporates the chapter contents and includes learning activities like quizzing, videos, simulations and more, empowering you to engage your students in course materials like never before.
  • Calculation Worksheets included in the text provide readers with straightforward, error-proof methods to perform complex calculations that are essential for success as an electrical professional.
  • A visually appealing, full-color layout helps bring even difficult concepts to life vividly, making it easier to absorb and apply essential electrical concepts--and master the details of the 2020 NEC®.
  • Carefully updated to reflect the 2020 National Electric Code®, the Eighth Edition of this trusted text provides detailed, accurate coverage of essential guidelines and current requirements that today's electrical professionals need to know.
  • Digital Instructor Resources include electronic lecture slides, an Instructor's Guide with answers to the questions in the text and several comprehensive final exams, additional test banks and the individual images from each unit.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to the National Electrical Code®.
2. Definitions.
3. Boxes and Enclosures.
4. Cables.
5. Raceways and Conductors.
6. General Provisions.
7. Specific Provisions.
8. Load Calculations.
9. Services and Electrical Equipment.
10. Comprehensive Provisions.
11. Load Calculations.
12. General Provisions.
13. Non-dwelling Load Calculations.
14. Services, Feeders and Equipment.
15. Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
16. Health Care.
17. Industrial Locations.
18. Special Occupancies.
19. Specific Equipment.

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Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code

  • ISBN-10: 0357371526
  • ISBN-13: 9780357371527

Price USD$ 142.95

eBook: Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code 12Months

  • ISBN-10: 8000032708
  • ISBN-13: 9788000032702

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