This concise, easy-to-use book is your single-source guide to electrical cables-- it's a "must-have" reference for journeyman electricians, contractors, inspectors and designers. Written in two parts, Cables and Wiring begins with chapters that illustrate acceptable methods for installing, splicing, and terminating power cables. The second part of Cables and Wiring is a complete reference to over 30 types of Underwriters Laboratories and National Electrical Code listed cable and wire. It includes information on available sizes, ampacities, temperature ranges, allowable installations, receiving and handling, and termination methods.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. GENERAL CONCEPTS. Key Points. Introduction. Terms. Current Flow. Environmental Effects. CABLE MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION. Key Points. Introduction. Terms. Conductors. Insulation. Jackets & Shields. Construction. CABLE INSTALLATION, SPLICING AND TERMINATION. Key Points. Intruction. Terms. Underground Conduit. Above Ground Conduit. Aerial Installation. Direct Burial. Cable Pulling, exposed Cable Installation. Wiring Installations in Hazardous Locations. Splicing. Terminations. CABLE TESTING. Key Points. Instruction. Terms. Purpose. Test Equipment. Continuity Tests. Insulation Current. Types of Insulation Tests. Safety Precautions. CABLE FAULT LOCATION. Key Points. Introduction. Terms. Purpose of Fault Location. Methods. Test Equipment. CABLE APPLICATIONS GUIDE. Introduction. Cable Type: Description. Applications. Sizes. Temperature Ranges. Voltage Ranges. Ampacities. Handling & Care. Installation. APPENDICES.