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Best Electrical Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Electrical books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) DIY Home Electrical Installations & Repairs from New Switches to Indoor & Outdoor Lighting with Step-by-Step Photos (Ultimate Guides) (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadLearn how to: As a homeowner, you’ll learn how your house’s electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment, and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide you through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems.You’ll also learn how outdoor lighting, including security and low-voltage systems, can help improve and illuminate the exterior areas around your home.The eighth edition has been updated with the latest information on…
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner

2. Electrical Wiring Commercial (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadCompletely revised and up to date with the 2017 National Electrical Code, ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, Sixteenth Edition, offers the most current coverage available. This reader-friendly text has long been trusted by instructors and popular with students. Known for its vibrant, full-color illustrations and photographs, the text bring even difficult concepts to life and makes complex material easier to understand. In addition to updates based on 2017 NEC, the Sixteenth Edition features increased emphasis on green technologies, new developments in electrical design and installation, and safety in the…
Author(s): Phil Simmons, Ray C. Mullin

3. Electrical Level 1 Trainee Guide (9th Edition) (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadThis exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Electrical Trade, Electrical Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Hand Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.   Instructor Supplements Trainee Guide + Instructor Access Card  ISBN: 9780134804972 Includes access…
Author(s): NCCER

4. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition: Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide) (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadFor more than ten years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the best-selling home wiring manual in North America. Now with more than two million copies in print, this is the than any other for many reasons. As the most current wiring book on the market, you can be confident that your projects will meet . You’ll also spend more time on your project and less time scratching your head thanks to more than that show you exactly what you need to know about home electrical service; all the most common circuits, all the most-needed techniques, all the most essential tools and materials. The information in this book has…
Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press

5. Electrical Systems Design (2002)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadThis book covers the fundamentals of electrical system design commonly found in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The emphasis is on practical, real-world applications, and stresses designing electrical systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC®). This book leads the reader through topics starting with the basics of electrical system design through more advanced subjects such as voltage drop, short circuit, coordination, and harmonics. For electrical designers and electrical engineers….
Author(s): Bosela Ph.D. PE, Theodore R.

6. National Electrical Code 2017 (2016)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadThroughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment. Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology. Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards. Work with the latest requirements governing…
Author(s): (NFPA) National Fire Protection Association

7. Electrical Wiring Residential (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadFeaturing the latest industry standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, Nineteenth Edition, provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), as well as a thorough grounding in Electrical Knowledge and Applications. Drawing on decades of industry and classroom experience, the authors guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities you can expect as a professional electrician in both new construction and existing homes. Extremely reader friendly, the text offers detailed explanations without being overly…
Author(s): Ray C. Mullin, Phil Simmons

8. Mike Holt’s Electrical Exam Preparation textbook, Based on the 2017 NEC (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadMike Holt’s Electrical Exam Preparation textbook has helped thousands of people across the country pass their exam. The full-color illustrations help guide you through everything you need to know about calculations and help you review the theory that you will have on your exam. The book is designed for individual or classroom use and helps you learn the material and test your knowledge in each area. It has been designed for success and covers each of the areas where you need more review: * Overview of theory to improve your understanding of electrical essentials. * Comprehensive study of electrical…
Author(s): Mike Holt

9. National Electrical Code 2017 Handbook (International Electrical Code) (2016)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadBased on the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), the National Electrical Code Handbook clarifies concepts for a better understanding of the Code. It’s a powerful communication tool that helps you explain the NEC to clients and others who might not have professional electrical training. #108,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #78 in Electrical Home Improvement (Books) #294 in Electrical & Electronics (Books) #29 in Firefighting & Prevention Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): (NFPA) National Fire Protection Association

10. DEWALT Electrical Licensing Exam Guide: Based on the NEC 2017 (DEWALT Series) (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadFor years, students have turned to the DEWALT ELECTRICAL LICENSING EXAM GUIDE to prepare for professional licensing exams. Combining vital knowledge and valuable test-taking strategies, this trusted text features comprehensive coverage to help you pass your state and local electrical licensing exams. Now updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Code, the new edition covers Journeyman, Master, Maintenance, Residential, and Sign licensing exams. Rather than focusing coverage on specific state requirements, the author presents content from a national perspective to make the material useful no matter…
Author(s): Ray Holder

11. Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code (2017)

 Best Electrical Books You Should ReadThis uniquely effective guide will help you master the 2017 National Electrical Code. The author uses highly detailed, technically accurate illustrations to make even the most complex aspects of the code easier to understand and apply, translating the often complicated language of the 2017 NEC into clear, simple instructions and helpful visuals. A logical organization of topics lets you explore fundamental concepts before progressing to requirements for various dwellings, from one-family homes to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. In addition, a convenient, modular…
Author(s): Charles R. Miller

Best Electrical Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some electrical books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Microelectronics, Computing and Communication Systems: MCCS 2019

Author(s): Vijay Nath, J. K. Mandal
ID: 2815333, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 50 Mb, Format: pdf

OWC-Based Ocean Wave Energy Plants: Modeling and Control

Author(s): Sunil Kumar Mishra, Dusmanta Kumar Mohanta, Bhargav Appasani, Ersan Kabalcı
ID: 2826410, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Evolving Technologies for Computing, Communication and Smart World: Proceedings of ETCCS 2020

Author(s): Pradeep Kumar Singh, Arti Noor, Maheshkumar H. Kolekar Sudeep Tanwar, Raj K. Bhatnagar, Shaweta Khanna
ID: 2826734, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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