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American electricians' handbook
Croft, Terrell, 1880-1967.
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Fourteenth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
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TK151 .C8 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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* Since 1913, the single source blockbuster for all essential information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment * Includes advancements in fiber optic cables, grounding, arc-fault circuit interrupter devices, and transient voltage surge suppressors * Complete with the latest updates on National Electrical Code, National Safety Code, and NEMA motor and generator standards * Features new information on high efficiency motors and electronic control of motors * Provides the latest developments in circuits and circuit calculations, transformers, wiring tables, lamp applications tables, and more

Table of Contents

Division 1 Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Useful Tables
Chapter 2 Conversion Factors
Chapter 3 Graphical Electrical Symbols
Chapter 4 Principles of Electricity and Magnetism: Units
Chapter 5 Measuring, Testing, and InstrumentsHarmonics
Division 2 Properties and Splicing Of Conductors
Chapter 6 Electrical Conducting Wires and Cables
Chapter 7 Cable Joints and Terminal Connections
Chapter 8 Aluminum-Building-Wire Installation Practices
Chapter 9 Termination and Splice Kits
Division 3 Circuits and Circuit Calculations
Chapter 10 Types of Circuits
Chapter 11 Electrical Systems
Chapter 12 Circuit Calculations
Division 4 General Electrical Equipment and Batteries
Chapter 13 Introduction
Chapter 14 Switches
Chapter 15 Installation of Switches
Chapter 16 Protective Devices
Chapter 17 Switchboards and Switchgear
Chapter 18 Panelboards
Chapter 19 General Wiring Materials and Devices
Chapter 20 Power Capacitors
Chapter 21 Batteries: General
Chapter 22 Primary Batteries
Chapter 23 Storage Batteries: General
Chapter 24 Lead-Acid Storage Batteries
Chapter 25 Nickel-Iron-Alkaline Batteries
Chapter 26 Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
Chapter 27 Installation of Storage Batteries
Chapter 28 General Construction Materials
Division 5 Transformers
Chapter 29 Construction, Types, and Characteristics
Chapter 30 Connections: Polarity
Chapter 31 Single-Phase Connectons
Chapter 32 Two-Phase Connections
Chapter 33 Three-Phase Connections
Chapter 34 Connections for Three-Phase Transformers
Chapter 35 Parallel Operation
Chapter 36 Connections and Applications of Autotransformers
Chapter 37 Installation, Care, and Operation
Chapter 38 Provisions for Different Types of Transformers
Chapter 39 Provisions for Transformer VaultsThe Noise Problem
Chapter 40 Pole and Platform Mounting
Chapter 41 Saturable-Core Reactor
Division 6 Solid-State Devices and Circuits
Chapter 42 Fundamentals of Electronics
Chapter 43 Discrete Solid-State Components
Chapter 44 Integrated Circuits
Chapter 45 Integrated-Circuit Logic FunctionsMicrocomputers
Chapter 46 Electronic Memories
Division 7 Generators And Motors
Chapter 47 Principles, Characteristics and Management of DC Generators (Dynamos)
Chapter 48 Principles, Characteristics, and Management of AC Generators (Alternators)
Chapter 49 Principles, Characteristics, and Management of Electric Motors
Chapter 50 Direct-Current Motors
Chapter 51 Alternating-Current Motors
Chapter 52 Conversion Equipment
Chapter 53 Troubles of AC Motors and Generators: Their Localization and Correction
Chapter 54 Care of Motors
Chapter 55 Control Equipment for Motors
Chapter 56 Motor Drives and Application
Chapter 57 Motor Circuits
Chapter 58 Control Circuits
Chapter 59 Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
Chapter 60 Engine- and Gas-Turbine Generators
Division 8 Outside Distribution
Chapter 61 Pole Lines: General, Construction, and Equipment
Chapter 62 Pole-Line Construction
Chapter 63 Pole-Line Guying
Chapter 64 Underground Wiring
Chapter 65 Grounding of Systems
Division 9 Interior Wiring
Chapter 66 General
Chapter 67 Open Wiring On Insulators
Chapter 68 Concealed Knob-and-Tube Wiring
Chapter 69 Rigid-Metal-Conduit and Intermediate-Metal-Conduit Wiring
Chapter 70 Interior or Aboveground Wiring with Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit
Chapter 71 Flexible-Metal-Conduit Wiring
Chapter 72 fLiquidtight Flexible-Metal-Conduit Wiring
Chapter 73 Metal-Clad-Cable Wiring: Types AC and MC
Chapter 73 Surface-Raceway Wiring
Chapter 74 Electrical-Metallic-Tubing Wiring
Chapter 7