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Illustrated Guide to the NEC, 5th Edition

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Overview

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides readers with a unique approach to mastering the Code, using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate comprehension and application of Code requirements for beginning and master electricians alike. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing readers for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses the new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether readers need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains new code changes based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®; some code changes are shown through new illustrations while others are incorporated into existing illustrations.
  • Includes Unit Objectives that contain new ideas and set the stage for the topics to be covered.
  • Includes summaries in every chapter to reinforce what your students have learned and competency tests that check your students' comprehension and provide the opportunity for them to identify and re-learn difficult concepts.
  • Contains full color format that helps your students to better understand the concepts presented.
  • Instructor Resources CD includes an Instructors Guide that provides key illustrations that are ideal for transparencies, multiple comprehensive final exams, answers and explanations to unit competency tests, and a forms section which contains blank copies of all forms used throughout the book.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONAL PROVISIONS.
Introduction to the National Electrical Code®. Definitions. Boxes and Enclosures. Cables. Raceways and Conductors.
SECTION II: One-Family Dwellings.
General Provisions. Specific Provisions. Load Calculations. Services and Electrical Equipment.
SECTION III: MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS.
Comprehensive Provisions. Load Calculations.
SECTION IV: COMMERCIAL LOCATIONS.
General Provisions. Nondwelling Load Calculations. Services, Feeders, and Equipment.
SECTION V: SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES, AREAS, AND EQUIPMENT.
Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Health Care. Industrial Locations. Special Occupancies. Specific Equipment.

What's New

  • Includes high quality Calculation Worksheets that provide your students with the most straightforward, error-proof method of performing essential, complex calculations.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Illustrated Guide to the NEC, 5th + National Electrical Code 2011 + Color Coded EZ Tabs for the 2011 National Electrical Code®

ISBN-10: 1133291260 | ISBN-13: 9781133291268

List Price = $229.95


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

Instructor Resources for Millers Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498127 | ISBN-13: 9781435498129)

The Instructor Resource provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

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

Electrical Wiring Commercial  (ISBN-10: 1435498291 | ISBN-13: 9781435498297)

ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 14E has been extensively revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Full-color drawings and product photographs illustrate difficult concepts of the Code to increase the reader's understanding of the application in the wiring process. There is an emphasis on "going green" with electrical design and installation. To provide further practice, updated back of the book blueprints include plans that incorporate handicapped accessibility in commercial structures. For planning a commercial space there are panel board worksheets, load calculation forms, and panel board schedules provided for each of five tenant spaces plus the owner's space. Expanded coverage on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrates an emphasis on safety throughout.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50

Student Supplements

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

Electrical Wiring Commercial  (ISBN-10: 1435498291 | ISBN-13: 9781435498297)

ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 14E has been extensively revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Full-color drawings and product photographs illustrate difficult concepts of the Code to increase the reader's understanding of the application in the wiring process. There is an emphasis on "going green" with electrical design and installation. To provide further practice, updated back of the book blueprints include plans that incorporate handicapped accessibility in commercial structures. For planning a commercial space there are panel board worksheets, load calculation forms, and panel board schedules provided for each of five tenant spaces plus the owner's space. Expanded coverage on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrates an emphasis on safety throughout.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles R. Miller

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 individuals employed by companies such as Ford, A. O. Smith, The Aerostructures Corporation, and academic institutions such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, and Purdue University. Besides teaching his own custom seminars, Mr. Miller teaches for the NFPA. Mr. Miller also writes and illustrates the "Code In Focus" column in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE every month, and he co-hosted a home improvement radio talk show in Nashville for more than three years.