Electrical Installation Calculations : Basic book cover
9th Edition

Electrical Installation Calculations

ISBN 9780415810043
Published October 23, 2013 by Routledge
224 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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Book Description

All the essential calculations required for basic electrical installation work

The Electrical Installation Calculations series has proved an invaluable reference for over forty years, for both apprentices and professional electrical installation engineers alike. The book provides a step-by-step guide to the successful application of electrical installation calculations required in day-to-day electrical engineering practice.

  • A step-by-step guide to everyday calculations used on the job
  • An essential aid to the City & Guilds certificates at Levels 2 and 3
  • For apprentices and electrical installation engineers

Now in its ninth edition, it is in line with the amendments to the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) and references the material covered in the Wiring Regulations throughout. The content also meets the requirements of the latest Level 2 qualifications from City & Guilds (including the new 2365 Diploma). Essential calculations which may not necessarily feature as part of the requirements of the syllabus are retained for professional electrical installation engineers based in industry and students wishing to progress to higher levels of study.

Key terms are explained in a glossary section and worked examples and exercises are included throughout the text. A complete question and answer section is included at the back of the book to enable readers to check their understanding of the calculations presented.

Table of Contents

Preface,  Use of Calculators,  Simple Transposition of Formulae,  SI Units,  Conductor Colour Identification,  Circuit Calculations,  Voltage Drop,  Areas, Perimeters and Volume,  Space Factors,  Coulombs and Current flow,  Internal Resistance,  Power in a DC and purely Resistive AC circuit,  Power Factor,  Transformers,  Electromagnetic effect,  Induced E.M.F,  Self Inductance,  Mutual Inductance,  Cable Selection,  Earth Fault Loop Impedance,  Electrostatics,  Formulas,  Electronic Symbols,  Glossary,  Answers to Exercises,  Additional Questions and Answers.

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Christopher Kitcher has 50 years' experience in the electrical industry. He is a Lecturer in Electrical Installation at Central Sussex College and an NICEIC inspector for Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). For the last 17 years he has worked in the college environment while maintaining his electrical skills by periodically working on site.


"A very useful study aid, the book is ideal for those who have become a little rusty with their calculations and need to remind themselves of the basics." Amazon.co.uk customer review