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UGLY's Electrical Desk Reference
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UGLY's Electrical Desk Reference

UGLY's DogThe Industry's Best On-the-Job Reference Is Now Available as a Deluxe Desk Copy!

Ugly's Electrical Desk Reference is the perfect resource for electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, and instructors wanting fast access to essential information.

Containing all the information found in Ugly's Electrical References pocket guide, the new Desk Reference also includes new key terms and definitions and additional information on electrical safety.

Never Be Without the Information You Need. Keep Ugly's in Your Toolbox AND on Your Desk.

Ugly's Electrical Desk Reference keeps your jobs up-to-date and up-to-Code by presenting a succinct portrait of the most pertinent information all electricians need at their fingertips. With helpful mathematical formulas, National Electrical Code tables, wiring configurations, conduit bending, voltage drops, and life-saving first aid procedures Ugly's keeps you equipped to handle any work related problem.

Revised for the 2008 National Electrical Code, Ugly's Electrical Desk Reference includes updated coverage of:

  • Combination Circuits 
  • Conductor Properties 
  • Conduit Bending 
  • Conversion Tables 
  • Electrical Formulas 
  • Electrical Symbols 
  • Insulation Charts 
  • Math Formulas 
  • Metric System 
  • Ohmís Law 
  • Parallel Circuits 
  • Series Circuits 
  • US Weights and Measures 
  • Wiring Diagrams 


Ohm's Law
Series Circuits
Parallel Circuits
Combination Circuits
Common Electrical Distribution Systems
Electrical Formulas
To Find:

  Amperes (I)
  Horsepower (HP)
  Watts (P)
  Kilowatts (KW)
  Kilovolt-Amperes (kVA)
  Capacitance (C), and Capacitors
  Resistor Color Code
  Power Factor Correction
  Power Factor/Efficiency Example
  Inductance (L)
  Impedance (Z)
  Reactance Inductive (XL) and Capacitive (XC)
  Direct Current:
    Full-Load Current
    Direct Current Motors
  Single Phase (A.C.):
    Full-Load Current
    Using Standard Three Phase Starter
    Single Phase Motors
  Running Overload Units
  Branch Circuit Protective Devices
  Three-Phase Motors (A.C.):

    Full-Load Current
    General Motor Rules
    Branch Circuit & Feeder Example
    Locked Rotor Tables
    Motor Windings & Connections
    Three Wire Stop-Start Station
    Two Three Wire Stop-Start Stations
    Hand Off Automatic Control
    Jogging With Control Relay
  Voltage Drop Calculations
  Short Circuit Calculations
  Current Limitation Charts
  Single-Phase Connections
  Buck & Boost Connections
Full Load Currents:
  Sizing Transformers
  Primary & Secondary Amperes
  Three-Phase Connections
Miscellaneous Wiring Diagrams
Supports for Conduit
Conductor Properties
A.C. Resistance & Reactance for 600 Volt Cables
Allowable Ampacities of Conductors
Ampacity Correction & Adjustment Factors
Insulation Charts
Maximum Number of Conductors in Conduit/Tubing:

  General Calculation Procedure
  Electrical Metallic Tubing
  Nonmetallic Tubing
  Rigid PVC Conduit, Schedule 40
  Rigid PVC Conduit, Schedule 80
  Rigid Metallic Conduit
  Flexible Metallic Conduit
  Liquidtight Flexible Metallic Conduit
  Dimensions of Insulated Conductors
  Compact Aluminum Bldg. Wire Dimensions
  Dimensions & Percent Area of Conduit
  Tap, Drill Bit and Hole Saw Tables
  Metal Boxes
  Minimum Cover Requirements to 600 Volts
  Volume Required Per Conductor
  Vertical Conductor Supports
  Clear Working Space in Front of Electrical Equipment
  Minimum Clearance of Live Parts
  Min. Size Equip. Grounding Conductors
  Grounding Electrode Conductor
  General Lighting Occupancy Loads
  Lighting Load Demand Factors
  Demand Factors for Nondwelling
  Demand Factors - Household Clothes Dryers
  Demand Factors - Kitchen Equipment
  Demand Loads - Household Ranges, Ovens
  Cost of Operating Electrical Appliance
  Calculations for Energy Saving Lamp
  Partial 2008 NEC Code Change Summary
  Field Terms vs. NEC Terms
  Electrical Symbols
Wiring Diagrams
NEMA Enclosure Types

General Reference:
  U.S. Weights & Measures
  Metric System
  Metric Designator - Trade Size Equivalents
  U.S. Weights & Measures/Metric Equivalents
  Useful Conversions
  Scientific Notation
  Decimal Equivalents
  Conversion Tables
  Specific Resistance (K)
  Centrigrade & Fahrenheit Thermometer Scales
Math Reference:
  Useful Math Formulas
  The Circle
Conduit Bending:
  Bending Offsets With Trigonometry
  Chicago-Type Benders - 90ο Bending
  Chicago-Type Benders - Offsets
  Multi-Shot 90ο Bending
  Hand Bender - Offsets
  Hand Bender - 90ο Bends
  Hand Bender - Back-to-Back Bends
  Hand Bender - 3-Point Saddle Bends
Miscellaneous Reference:
  Pulley Calculations
  Useful Knots
  Hand Signals for Cranes
Electrical Safety:
  Shock Protection Boundaries
  Warning Label
  Personal Protection Equipment Guide
General First Aid
General Topic Index

Hardcover, 192 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/2 - Copyright 2010


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