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Ugly’s Electrical References, 2017 Edition

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Ugly’s Electrical References, 2017 Edition

Price: $25.95

Product Code: 9781284119367

ISBN: 9781284119367


Binding: Spiralbound

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

If you are an electrician, electrical engineer, contractor, maintenance worker, electrical apprentice, or student of electric fundamentals, then you owe it to yourself to own a copy of Ugly’s Electrical References, 2017 Edition.

Inside this booklet, you will find full color diagrams, tables, and drawings. The 2017 Ugly’s Electrical References is also updated to have expanded coverage of alternate energy and updated safety information.

Table of Contents:

  • Ohm’s Law
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Combination Circuits

Common Electrical Distribution Systems

  • 120/240-Volt, Single-Phase, Three-Wire System
  • 120/240-Volt, Three-Phase, Four-Wire System (Delta High Leg)
  • 120/208-Volt, Three-Phase, Four-Wire System (Wye Connected)
  • 277/480-Volt, Three-Phase, Four-Wire System (Wye Connected)

Electrical Formulas

  • For Calculating Amperes, Horsepower, Kilowatts, and KVA

To Find

  • Amperes
  • Direct Current
  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase
  • Horsepower
  • Direct Current
  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase
  • Watts
  • Kilowatts
  • Direct Current
  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase
  • Kilovolt-Amperes
  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase
  • Kirchhoff’s Laws
  • Capacitance (C)
  • Six-Dot Color Code for Mica and Molded Paper Capacitors
  • Resistor Color Code
  • Maximum Permissible Capacitor KVAR for Use with Open-Type, Three-Phase, 60-Cycle Induction Motors
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Table Values × KW of Capacitors Needed to Correct from Existing to Desired Power Factor
  • Power Factor and Efficiency Example
  • Inductance (L)
  • Impedance (Z)
  • Reactance (X)


  • Full-Load Current in Amperes: Direct-Current Motors
  • Direct-Current Motors
  • Terminal Markings
  • Shunt-Wound Motors
  • Series-Wound Motors
  • Compound-Wound Motors
  • Full-Load Current in Amperes: Single-Phase Alternating-Current Motors
  • Single-Phase Motor Using Standard Three-Phase Starter
  • Single-Phase Motors
  • Split-Phase, Squirrel-Cage, Dual-Voltage Motor
  • Classes of Single-Phase Motors
  • Terminal Color Marking
  • Split-Phase, Squirrel-Cage Motor
  • Running Overload Units
  • Motor Branch-Circuit Protective Devices: Maximum Rating or Setting
  • Full-Load Current: Three-Phase Alternating-Current Motors
  • Full-Load Current and Other Data: Three-Phase AC Motors
  • Motor and Motor Circuit Conductor Protection
  • General Motor Rules
  • Motor Branch Circuit and Feeder Example
  • General Motor Applications
  • Branch-Circuit Conductors
  • Branch-Circuit Overcurrent Device
  • Feeder Connectors
  • Feeder Overcurrent Device
  • Locked-Rotor Code Letters
  • Single-Phase Motors
  • Three-Phase Motors
  • Maximum Motor Locked-Rotor Current in Amperes, Single Phase
  • Maximum Motor Locked-Rotor Current in Amperes, Two and Three Phase, Design B, C, and D
  • Three-Phase Ac Motor Windings and Connections
  • Three-Wire Stop-Start Station
  • Two Three-Wire Stop-Start Stations
  • Hand-Off Automatic Control
  • Jogging with Control Relay


  • Voltage Drop Calculations: Inductance Negligible
  • Single-Phase Circuits
  • Three-Phase Circuits
  • Voltage Drop Examples
  • Distance (One-Way) for 2% Voltage Drop for 120 or 240 Volts, Single Phase (60°C [140°F] Insulation and Terminals)
  • Typical Voltage Drop Values Based on Conductor Size and One-Way Length (60°C [140°F] Termination and Insulation)
  • Voltage Drop Calculation Examples
  • Single-Phase Voltage Drop
  • Three-Phase Voltage Drop
  • Short-Circuit Calculation
  • Basic Short-Circuit Calculation Procedure
  • Example: Short-Circuit Calculation
  • Table “C” Values for Conductors (Short-Circuit Calculation)
  • Component Protection
  • How to Use Current-Limitation Charts
  • How to Use the Let-Through Charts
  • Single-Phase Transformer Connections
  • Buck-and-Boost Transformer Connections
  • Full-Load Currents
  • Transformer Calculations
  • Sizing Transformers
  • Single-Phase Transformers
  • Three-Phase Transformers
  • Single-Phase Transformer
  • Primary and Secondary Amperes
  • Three-Phase Transformer
  • Primary and Secondary Amperes
  • Three-Phase Connections
  • Wye (Star)
  • Delta
  • Three-Phase Standard Phase Rotation
  • Star-Delta Transformers
  • Star-Star Transformers
  • Delta-Delta Transformers
  • Transformer Connections
  • Series Connections of Low-Voltage Windings
  • Delta-Delta: Three-Phase Additive Polarity
  • Star-Delta: Three-Phase Additive Polarity
  • Delta-Star: Three-Phase Additive Polarity
  • Star-Star: Three-Phase Additive Polarity
  • Delta-Delta: Three-Phase Subtractive Polarity
  • Delta-Star: Three-Phase Subtractive Polarity

Miscellaneous Wiring Diagrams

  • Two Three-Way Switches
  • Two Three-Way Switches and One Four-Way Switch
  • Bell Circuit
  • Remote-Control Circuit: One Relay and One Switch

Conduit and Conductors

  • Supports for Rigid Metal Conduit
  • Supports for Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit
  • Conductor Properties
  • AC Resistance and Reactance for 600-Volt Cables, Three-Phase, 60-Hz, 75°C (167°F): Three Single Conductors in Conduit
  • Allowable Ampacities of Conductors
  • Raceway, Cable, or Earth, Based on Ambient Air Temperature of 30°C (86°F)
  • Free Air, Based on Ambient Air Temperature of 30°C (86°F)
  • Raceway or Cable, Based on Ambient Air Temperature of 40°C (104°F)
  • Free Air, Based on Ambient Air Temperature of 40°C (104°F)
  • Ampacity Correction and Adjustment Factors
  • Adjustment Factors
  • For More Than Three Current-Carrying Conductors in a Raceway or Cable
  • Conductor and Equipment Termination Ratings
  • Conductor Applications and Insulations
  • Maximum Number of Conductors in Trade Sizes of Conduit or Tubing
  • All Same Wire Size and Type Insulation
  • Different Wire Sizes or Types Insulation
  • Electrical Metallic Tubing
  • Nonmetallic Tubing
  • Rigid PVC Conduit, Schedule 40
  • Rigid PVC Conduit, Schedule 80
  • Rigid Metal Conduit
  • Flexible Metal Conduit
  • Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit
  • Dimensions of Insulated Conductors and Fixture Wires
  • Compact Copper and Aluminum Building Wire Nominal Dimensions and Areas
  • Dimensions and Percent Area of Conduit and Tubing
  • Thread Dimensions and Tap Drill Sizes
  • Hole Saw Chart
  • Metal Boxes
  • Minimum Cover Requirements, 0–1000 Volts, Nominal
  • Volume Required per Conductor
  • Spacings for Conductor Supports

General Electrical Tables

  • Minimum Depth of Clear Working Space at Electrical Equipment
  • Minimum Clearance of Live Parts
  • Minimum Size Equipment Grounding Conductors for Grounding Raceway and Equipment
  • Grounding Electrode Conductor for Alternating-Current Systems
  • General Lighting Loads by Occupancy
  • Lighting Load Demand Factors
  • Demand Factors
  • For Nondwelling Receptacle Loads
  • For Household Electric Clothes Dryers
  • For Kitchen Equipment—Other Than Dwelling Unit(s)
  • Demand Loads for Household Electric Ranges, Wall-Mounted Ovens, Counter-Mounted Cooking Units, and Other Household Cooking Appliances over 1¾ KW Rating
  • Calculating Cost of Operating an Electrical Appliance
  • Changing Incandescent Lamp to Energy-Saving Lamp

Partial 2017 National Electrical Code Summary

  • Fixed Resistance and Electrode Industrial Process Heating Equipment [Article 425]
  • Large-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Power Production Facility [Article 691]
  • Energy Storage Systems [Article 706]
  • Stand-Alone Systems [Article 710]
  • Direct Current Microgrids (DC Microgrids) [Article 712]
  • Electrical Connection Torque Tools [110.14(D)]
  • Equipment Markings on Reconditioned Equipment [110.21(A)(2)]
  • Spaces About Electrical Equipment, Working Space [110.26(A)(4)]
  • GFCI Protection for Nondwelling Unit Crawl Spaces and Unfinished Basements [210.8(B)(9) and (10)]
  • GFCI Protection for Lighting Outlets in Crawl Spaces [210.8(E)]
  • Garage Branch Circuits in Dwelling Units [210.11(C)(4)]
  • AFCI Protection in Guest Rooms and Guests Suites [210.12(C)]
  • Meeting Rooms [210.71]
  • Standard Ampere Ratings for Fuses and Inverse Time Circuit Breakers [Table 240.6(A)]
  • Arc Energy Reduction [240.67]
  • Underground Installations—Enclosure or Raceway Damage [300.5(D)(4)]
  • Raceways and Cables on Rooftops [Table 310.15(B)(3)(c)]
  • Outlet Boxes—Separable Attachment Fittings [314.27(E)]
  • Listing Requirements [XXX.6]
  • Electronic Lighting Control Switches [404.22]
  • Controlled Receptacle Marking [406.3(E)]
  • Receptacles with USB Chargers [406.3(F)]
  • Receptacle Faceplate (Cover Plates) with Integral Night Light and/or USB Charger [406.6(D)]
  • Tamper-Resistant Receptacles [406.12]
  • Appliance GFCI Protection for Personnel [422.5(A) and (B)]
  • Available Fault Current for Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers [430.99]
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Powered Sign [600.34]
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Systems [Article 625]
  • Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings [690.12]
  • Part IV Microgrid Systems (Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources) [Article 705]
  • Field Terms Versus NEC Terms
  • Electrical Symbols
  • Wiring Diagrams for NEMA Configurations
  • NEMA Enclosure Types

General Reference

  • U.S. Weights and Measures
  • Metric System
  • Metric Designator and Trade Sizes
  • U.S. Weights and Measures/Metric Equivalent Chart
  • Explanation of Scientific Notation
  • Useful Conversions/Equivalents
  • Decimal Equivalents
  • Two-Way Conversion Table
  • Metals
  • Specific Resistance (K)
  • Centigrade and Fahrenheit Thermometer Scales

Math Reference

  • Useful Math Formulas
  • The Circle
  • Fractions
  • Equations
  • Natural Trigonometric Functions
  • Trigonometry

Conduit Bending

  • Bending Offsets with Trigonometry
  • Rolling Offsets
  • One Shot Bends
  • Chicago-Type Benders: 90° Bending
  • Chicago-Type Benders: Offsets
  • Multi-Shot: 90° Conduit Bending
  • Offset Bends
  • 90° Bends
  • Back-to-Back Bends
  • Three-Point Saddle Bends

Job-Site Reference

  • Pulley Calculations
  • Useful Knots
  • Hand Signals

Electrical Safety

  • Definitions
  • Checklist
  • Lockout–Tagout Procedures
  • Shock Protection Boundaries
  • How to Read a Warning Label
  • Personal Protection Equipment Guide

Alternative Energy

  • Engine-Generation Systems
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Wind Turbines
  • Fuel Cells
  • Microturbines
  • Interconnected Generation Systems

First Aid

  • Scene Size-Up
  • How to Call for Help
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Management of Responsive Choking Victim
  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Care for Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Frostbite
  • Recognizing Frostbite
  • Care for Frostbite
  • Heart Attack
  • Recognizing a Heart Attack
  • Care for a Heart Attack
  • Heat Cramps
  • Recognizing Heat Cramps
  • Care for Heat Cramps
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Recognizing Heat Exhaustion
  • Care for Heat Exhaustion
  • Heatstroke
  • Recognizing Heatstroke
  • Care for Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Recognizing Hypothermia
  • Care for Hypothermia
  • Ingested Poisoning
  • Recognizing Ingested Poisoning
  • Care for Ingested Poisoning
  • Shock
  • Recognizing Shock
  • Care for Shock
  • Stroke
  • Recognizing a Stroke
  • Care for a Stroke

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