Higher Education

Interpreting the National Electrical Code, 9th Edition

  • Truman Surbrook Michigan State University
  • Jonathan Althouse Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111544425  |  ISBN-13: 9781111544423
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.50
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Overview

Demystify and accurately interpret the National Electrical Code®! Help your students master all sections of the 2011 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) with the accurate, thorough coverage found only in Surbrook/Althouse's INTERPRETING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE®, 9E. This easy-to-understand, trusted text explains all sections of the National Electrical Code® using meaningful examples and illustrations that your students can readily understand, with valuable insights into all articles of the Code®. Special sections highlight the most important changes from the last version of the Code®, allowing readers to navigate easily through new 2011 NEC® requirements. The authors explain each article in detail with thorough discussions, practical examples that illustrate how the Code® is applied, and sample Code® calculations taken from actual field applications. In addition, the authors integrate essential wiring information not directly addressed in the NEC®, but extremely useful to electricians in the field. You will find all the time-saving resources you need to lead a successful course with this edition's complete Instructor Resources, including anInstructor's Manual, Computerized Test Bank, Image Gallery, and PowerPoint slides to bring your lectures to life.

Features and Benefits

  • The authors emphasize the most recent NEC® changes as well as their significance to promote understanding of how the Code® is both interpreted and applied in specific field situations.
  • The book's proven methods help your students better understand Code® requirements for performing electrical calculations by emphasizing the common calculations a professional typically encounters in everyday wiring.
  • Dynamic illustrations in this edition provide numerous references to Code® sections to guide your students to efficiently find information throughout the Code®. The illustrations further help your students gain an understanding of a typical application of a particular Code® section.
  • This edition offers two sets of practical questions and problems: Beginning Worksheets for journey electrician level and those studying for the journey electrician exam; and Advanced Worksheets for the master electrician level and students preparing for that exam.
  • This edition continues to provide a wealth of useful, efficient electronic Instructor Resources, including an Instructor's Manual with detailed lesson plans and Code® references, PowerPoint® slides to bring your lectures to life, a complete Image Gallery to assist in visually clarifying concepts, and a comprehensive, trusted Computerized Test Bank to assess student understanding.

Table of Contents

1. General Wiring and Fundamentals.
2. Wire, Raceway, and Box Sizing.
3. Outlets, Lighting, Appliances, and Heating.
4. Services and Feeder Calculations.
5. Grounding and Bonding.
6. Overcurrent Protection.
7. Motor-Circuit Wiring.
8. Transformers.
9. Hazardous Location Wiring.
10. Health Care Facilities.
11. Emergency and Alternate Power Systems.
12. Industrial Electrical Applications.
13. Commercial Wiring Applications.
14. Special Applications Wiring.
15. Review.
Index Including Coding Articles.
Annex, Metric Conversion Tables.

What's New

  • The authors apply their first-hand abilities as educators and professional electricians to interpret NEC® content and the changes in the 2011 NEC®.
  • A special section clearly outlines changes from the last edition of the NEC® to speed your students' understanding of the new requirements. This section eliminates the need for a separate reference on Code® changes.
  • This design and presentation help capture your students' interest and further clarify the text's helpful illustrations and thorough written explanations.

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's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111544433 | ISBN-13: 9781111544430)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

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 your students 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

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 has already helped many students learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes This text uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide your students 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, your students can feel confident they 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 offer your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for your students 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

Student Supplements

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 your 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

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Truman Surbrook

Truman C. Surbrook, Ph.D., is a Professor of Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University and a registered Professional Engineer and Master Electrician. This book reflects his extensive practical experience in electrical wiring as well as many years of experience as an instructor in the electrical trade. Dr. Surbrook developed the Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Michigan State University and has served as Chair for Curriculum Development for a statewide electrical inspector training short course. He has developed a highly successful and comprehensive NEC®® training course through Outreach Programs of Michigan State University. Dr. Surbrook has spent his professional career teaching; authoring textbooks, training bulletins, and papers; working with electricians, contractors, inspectors and youth; and conducting research in electrical wiring and electronics. He has served as an active member and officer of several professional organizations, including IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), American Society of Agricultural Engineers, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Michigan Agricultural Electric Council. Dr. Surbrook has also served on several Ad Hoc Technical Committees of the National Electrical Code® and has been a member of Code-Making Panels 13 and 19. He has also written and produced a weekly radio program dealing with electrification.

Jonathan Althouse

Co-author Jonathan R. Althouse, M.S., is Instructor of Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. A licensed Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor, he is Coordinator of the Electrical Technology Apprenticeship Program at Michigan State University. He has developed and provided instruction for NEC® Update Courses and Journey and Master Electrician examination prep classes. Mr. Althouse has also developed an electrical awareness program for high school students -- Teaching Electrification in Agribusiness Classes in High Schools (T.E.A.C.H.S.). He has been involved with professional organizations, including the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and the Michigan Agricultural Electric Council. Mr. Althouse has created an internet site with Michigan State University that provides technical information to personnel within the electrical trade: http://www.egr.msu.edu/age/. In addition to teaching, his current research interests include LEP, stray voltage, electric power and wiring, and automation systems.