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Introduction to Low Voltage Systems 2nd Edition

Sam DiPaola, Amy DiPaola

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 448 Pages

Overview

Inside INTRODUCTION TO LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, 2E students will discover comprehensive coverage of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods of the industry. All the basic elements of low voltage systems are combined into a single source to give a concrete understanding of the operation and integration of individual systems. Plus, this edition walks students through all they need to know about devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® in addition to the language and terminology of the industry. And, it's written especially for industry novices so difficult topics can be absorbed swiftly.

Sam DiPaola, Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC

Sam DiPaola holds a Power Limited Technician license with the Minnesota Board of Electricity. He is also a registered instructor with the state of Minnesota and the Minnesota Board of Electricity, teaching courses in low voltage continuing education and electronics. He also holds a General Radiotelephone Operator License with the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. DiPaola worked for ten years as an audio technician and an audio systems installer, and later began working in manufacturing with Emerson Process Controls as an electronics design technician. For the past 20 years, Mr. DiPaola has been involved in the design and installation of low voltage systems and automated process controls. Currently, Mr. DiPaola is the Training Director for the Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC Apprenticeship program.

Amy DiPaola, Owner and Instructor at the Minnesota Electrical Training Center

Amy DiPaola holds a Power Limited Technician license with the Minnesota Board of Electricity. She is also a registered instructor with the state of Minnesota and the Minnesota Board of Electricity, teaching courses in low voltage continuing education and electronics. She was an electronics technician with the FBI from 1996-2000 and was a project manager for the installation of security and communication systems at various sites around the country. After leaving the FBI Mrs. DiPaola spent 10 years teaching electronics and electrical systems at multiple technical colleges in Minnesota. In 2009, Mrs. DiPaola started The Minnesota Electrical Training Center, which currently offers continuing education classes to the electrical industry.
  • Completely updated 2011 NEC® and NFPA 72 Fire Alarm codes references.
  • All-new end-of-chapter questions.
  • New chapter covering Grounding and Bonding.
  • The Telecom and Security chapter is split into two separate chapters and expanded, so students can focus on each subject separately.
  • Issues such as voltage drop, characteristic impedance, attenuation, and insulation are fully delineated, helping the reader select the right type of cable for a job.
  • Detailed discussion of the basics of computer networking examines the levels of communication and protocols necessary for communicating across a network.
  • 2011 NEC® and associated terminology are covered in-depth to enable readers to understand any manufacturer's guide.
  • Textbook coverage communicates a fundamental understanding of the basic laws, components, and circuits of AC/DC electricity.
1. Introduction to the National Electrical Code®.
2. Electrical Conductors and Cable.
3. Grounding and Bonding and the 2011 National Electrical Code®, Articles 250, 800, 810, and 820.
4. Audio Physics.
5. Audio Signal-Processing, Amplification, and Reproduction Equipment and National Electrical Code® Article 640.
6. Networking and Information Technology Equipment.
7. Power Supplies, Batteries, and Emergency Systems.
8. Article 725 of the National Electrical Code®; Classification of Circuits.
9. Fire Alarm Systems and National Electrical Code® Article 760.
10. Fiber-Optic Cable and National Electrical Code® Article 770.
11. Telecommunications, and National Electrical Code® Article 800.
12. Security and Card Access System Basics.
13. Wireless Communications and National Electrical Code® Article 810.
14. Close Circuit Television Camera Systems and National Electrical Code® Article 820.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285243293
  • ISBN-13: 9781285243290
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  • ISBN-10: 1111639531
  • ISBN-13: 9781111639532
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  • RETAIL $225.95

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