Higher Education

Introduction to Low Voltage Systems, 1st Edition

  • Amy DiPaola Owner and Instructor at the Minnesota Electrical Training Center
  • Sam DiPaola Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC
  • ISBN-10: 140185656X  |  ISBN-13: 9781401856564
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Jump-start your knowledge of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This introductory, all-inclusive guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry. Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.

Features and Benefits

  • issues such as voltage drop, characteristic impedance, attenuation, and insulation are discussed in depth, promoting a knowledge of the major issues involved in specifying the right type of cable for a job
  • a detailed discussion of the basics of computer networking examines the levels of communication and protocols necessary for communicating across a network
  • readers will gain an understanding of the NEC® and associated terminology that will enable them to flow through the pages of any industry magazine or manufacture's guide relating to such topics
  • coverage assumes a fundamental understanding of the basic laws, components, and circuits of AC/DC electricity

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to the NEC
II. Electrical Cable
III. Article 640 Audio Signal Processing, Amplification, and Reproduction Equipment
IV. Speaker Placement and Equipment Racks
V. Article 645 Information Technology Equipment
VI. Article 700 Emergency Systems
VII. Article 725 Class1, Class 2 and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits
VIII. Article 760 Fire Alarm Systems
IX. Article 770 Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
X. Article 800 Communications Circuits/Alarm System
XI. Article 810 Radio and Television Equipment
XII. Article 820 Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution Systems (CATV) and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
XIII. Article 830 Network-Powered Broadband Communications Systems

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

Text bundled with Applied Programmable Logic Control Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435423720 | ISBN-13: 9781435423725)

List Price = $304.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $229.00

Premises Cabling  (ISBN-10: 1401898203 | ISBN-13: 9781401898205)

There is no better introduction to premises cabling, its components, and its varieties than this basic yet technically accurate presentation of structured cabling systems for both business and home. Now in its Third Edition, Premises Cabling has been updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the industry, such as the Augmented Category 6 UTP cable, the 10GBASE-T Ethernet standard, application-oriented data center cabling, industrial cabling, wireless networks, and more. With the growing importance of standards-based systems, this book is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-569B for commercial buildings and -570B for homes.

List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.50

Residential Networks  (ISBN-10: 1401862675 | ISBN-13: 9781401862671)

Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Student Supplements

Text bundled with Applied Programmable Logic Control Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435423720 | ISBN-13: 9781435423725)

List Price = $304.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $229.00

Premises Cabling  (ISBN-10: 1401898203 | ISBN-13: 9781401898205)

There is no better introduction to premises cabling, its components, and its varieties than this basic yet technically accurate presentation of structured cabling systems for both business and home. Now in its Third Edition, Premises Cabling has been updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the industry, such as the Augmented Category 6 UTP cable, the 10GBASE-T Ethernet standard, application-oriented data center cabling, industrial cabling, wireless networks, and more. With the growing importance of standards-based systems, this book is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-569B for commercial buildings and -570B for homes.

List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.50

Residential Networks  (ISBN-10: 1401862675 | ISBN-13: 9781401862671)

Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

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.