the National Electrical Code,
all sections of the National Electrical Code
Demystify and accurately
interpret the National Electrical Code®! Master all sections of the
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 you 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 the 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
In addition, the authors
integrate essential wiring information not directly addressed in the
NEC®, but extremely useful to electricians on the job. This is a
comprehensive, trusted resource you will reference time and time
again throughout your career.
- 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
1. General Wiring and Fundamentals.
2. Wire, Raceway, and Box Sizing.
3. Outlets, Lighting, Appliances, and
4. Services and Feeder Calculations.\
5. Grounding and Bonding.
6. Overcurrent Protection.
7. Motor-Circuit Wiring.
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.
Index Including Coding Articles.
Annex, Metric Conversion Tables.
528 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.
About the Authors:
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
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
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.
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
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. In addition to teaching, his
current research interests include LEP, stray voltage, electric
power and wiring, and automation systems.
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