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Preface
1Basic information and calculations
Units
Simple algebra
Formulae or equations
Manipulation or transposition of formulae
The theorem of Pythagoras
Basic trigonometry
Areas and volumes
2Electricity
Molecules and atoms
Potential difference
Electron flow and conventional current flow
Conductors and insulators
Electrical quantities
Ohm’s law
Electricity and the human body
Types and sources of supply
Voltage bands
Measuring current and voltage
Components of a circuit
Self-assessment questions
3Resistance, current and voltage, power and energy
Resistance
Voltage drop
Tariffs
Measuring power and energy
Water heating
Efficiency
4Electromagnetism
Magnetism
Electromagnetism
Application of magnetic effects
Drawing the waveform of an alternating quantity
Root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value
Average value
Three-phase a.c. generator
Induced e.m.f. due to change in flux
Self-inductance
Time constant: symbol, T
Graphical derivation of current growth curve
Energy stored in a magnetic field
Inductance in a.c. circuits
Resistance and inductance in series (R–Lcircuits)
Resistance and inductance in parallel
Power in a.c. circuits
Transformers
5Capacitors and capacitance
Capacitors
Dimensions of capacitors
Capacitors in series
Capacitors in parallel
Capacitors in d.c. circuits
Capacitance in a.c. circuits
Resistance and capacitance in series
Resistance and capacitance in parallel
Working voltage
Applications of capacitors
6Resistance, inductance and capacitance in installation work
Power factor improvement
7Three-phase circuits
Star and delta connections
The neutral conductor
Current and voltage distribution
Measurement of power in three-phase systems
8Motors
Direct-current motors
Alternating-current motors
Starters
Installing a motor
Fault location and repairs to a.c. machines
Power factor of a.c. motors
Motor ratings
9Cells and batteries
General background
The primary cell
The secondary cell
Cell and battery circuits
10Lighting and illumination
Light sources
Calculation of lighting requirements
11Electricity, the environment and the community
Environmental effects of the generation of electricity
New developments
The purpose and function of the National Grid
Generation, transmission and distribution systems
12Health and safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
General safety
The mechanics of lifting and handling
Access equipment
The joining of materials
Fire safety
Electrical safety
First aid
13The electrical contracting industry
Sample specification
Cost of materials and systems
14Installation materials and tools
Cables
Jointing and terminations
Plastics
Conduit
Trunking
Traywork
Fixing and tools
Comparison of systems
15Installation circuits and systems
Lighting circuits
Lighting layouts
Power circuits
Space heating systems
Thermostats
Installation systems
Industrial installations
Multi-storey commercial or domestic installations
Off-peak supplies
Alarm and emergency systems
Call systems
Emergency lighting systems
Central heating systems
Extra-low-voltage lighting
Choice of system
16Earthing
Earth: what it is, and why and how we connect to it
Earth electrode resistance
Earthing systems
Earth fault loop impedance
Protection
Control
18Installation design
Design procedure
Design current
Nominal setting of protection
Correction factors
Current-carrying capacity
Choice of cable size
Shock risk
Thermal constraints
Example of circuit design
Design problem
19Testing
Measurement of electrical quantities
Measurement of current
Measurement of voltage
Instruments in general
Selection of test instruments
Approved test lamps and indicators
Accidental RCD operation
Calibration, zeroing and care of instruments
Initial inspection
Testing continuity of protective conductors
Testing continuity of ring final circuit conductors
Testing insulation resistance
Special tests
Testing polarity
Testing earth fault loop impedance
Electronics components
Semi-conductors
Rectification
Electronics diagrams
Electronics assembly
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53210753 Electrical Installation Work 4th Ed

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