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Jump-start your knowledge of associated devices, low voltage systems, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This all-inclusive, introductory guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry.
Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.
Issues such as voltage drop, characteristic impedance, attenuation, and insulation are discussed in depth, promoting a knowledge of the major issues involved in specifying the right type of cable for a job
Coverage assumes a fundamental understanding of the basic laws, components, and circuits of AC/DC electricity
A detailed discussion of the basics of computer networking examines the levels of communication and protocols necessary for communicating across a network
Readers will gain an understanding of the NEC® and associated terminology that will enable them to flow through the pages of any industry magazine or manufacture's guide relating to such topics
Table of Contents:
I. Introduction to the NEC
II. Electrical Cable
III. Article 640 Audio Signal Processing, Amplification, and Reproduction Equipment
IV. Speaker Placement and Equipment Racks
V. Article 645 Information Technology Equipment
VI. Article 700 Emergency Systems
VII. Article 725 Class1, Class 2 and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits
VIII. Article 760 Fire Alarm Systems
IX. Article 770 Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
X. Article 800 Communications Circuits/Alarm System
XI. Article 810 Radio and Television Equipment
XII. Article 820 Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution Systems (CATV) and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
XIII. Article 830 Network-Powered Broadband Communications Systems