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Introduction to Low Voltage Systems, 2nd Edition

  • Sam DiPaola Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC
  • Amy DiPaola Owner and Instructor at the Minnesota Electrical Training Center
  • ISBN-10: 1111639531  |  ISBN-13: 9781111639532
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
  • List Price = $ 225.95
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About

Overview

Inside INTRODUCTION TO LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, 2E you 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 you through all you 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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 111163954X | ISBN-13: 9781111639549)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials

List Price = $100.95  | CengageBrain Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.25

Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50

Data, Voice and Video Cabling  (ISBN-10: 1428334726 | ISBN-13: 9781428334724)

Cabling is one of the fastest changing technologies, and Data, Voice and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, has been updated to address all the latest developments in premises cabling, including technologies and applications in copper, fiber, and wireless cabling. This text is organized to aid in the understanding of cabling, by following a logical format that covers background information on communications systems and media first, and then delves into more detailed discussions on each media type: copper, wireless, and fiber. Separating the key concepts into specific sections also helps to minimize confusion between the unique installation practices among the different technologies. Within each section, topics progress from the basics to components, installation, and testing to assist in the development of individual skills. This book also provides readers with important background and resources regarding the most recent cabling standards, which are an integral part of this fast-paced industry.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.75

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 111163954X | ISBN-13: 9781111639549)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials

List Price = $100.95  | CengageBrain Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.25

Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.50

Data, Voice and Video Cabling  (ISBN-10: 1428334726 | ISBN-13: 9781428334724)

Cabling is one of the fastest changing technologies, and Data, Voice and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, has been updated to address all the latest developments in premises cabling, including technologies and applications in copper, fiber, and wireless cabling. This text is organized to aid in the understanding of cabling, by following a logical format that covers background information on communications systems and media first, and then delves into more detailed discussions on each media type: copper, wireless, and fiber. Separating the key concepts into specific sections also helps to minimize confusion between the unique installation practices among the different technologies. Within each section, topics progress from the basics to components, installation, and testing to assist in the development of individual skills. This book also provides readers with important background and resources regarding the most recent cabling standards, which are an integral part of this fast-paced industry.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sam DiPaola

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

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.