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National Electrical Code Handbook
Twenty-Fifth Edition
by Brian J. McPartland
and Joseph F. McPartland

National Electrical Code Handbook is the most frequently consulted NEC guidebook in the world.

This indispensable, authoritative source of Code how-to's, interpretation, and advice gives you:

  • Step-by-step guidance on all troublesome and controversial sections of the Code
  • Analysis and application help
  • Assistance that helps your work pass inspection first time out
  • More hands-on, how-to information than any other source—without unnecessary word-for-word reproduction of the entire Code itself
  • The most lavish available offering of task-simplifying photographs and drawings, to make every procedure crystal clear
  • The coverage you want and need on new provisions
  • Best value—because every page of every section is devoted 100% to Code interpretation and advice


    Chapter 1
    • Definitions
    • Requirements for Electrical Installations

    Chapter 2

    • Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors
    • Branch Circuits
    • Feeders
    • Branch-Circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculations
    • Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders
    • Services
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • Grounding and Bonding
    • Surge Arresters
    • Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS)

    Chapter 3

    • Wiring Methods
    • Conductors for General Wiring
    • Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures
    • Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosures
    • Armored Cable
    • Flat Cable Assemblies
    • Flat Conductor Cable: Type FCC
    • Integrated Gas Spacer Cable: Type IGS
    • Medium Voltage Cable: Type MV
    • Metal-Clad Cable
    • Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Cable
    • Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable
    • Power and Control Tray Cable: Type TC
    • Service-Entrance Cable
    • Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable
    • Intermediate Metal Conduit
    • Rigid Metal Conduit
    • Flexible Metal Conduit: Type FMC
    • Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit: Type LFNC
    • Electrical Metallic Tubing: Type EMT
    • Flexible Metallic Tubing: Type FMC
    • Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing: Type ENT
    • Auxiliary Cutters
    • Busways
    • Cablebus
    • Cellular Concrete Floor Raceways
    • Cellular Metal Floor Raceways
    • Metal Wireways
    • Multioutlet Assembly
    • Nonmetallic Extensions
    • Strut-type Channel Raceway
    • Surface Metal Raceways
    • Surface Nonmetallic Raceways
    • Underfloor Raceways
    • Cable Trays
    • Concealed Know-and-Tube Wiring
    • Messenger-Supported Wiring
    • Open Wiring on Insulators

    Chapter 4

    • Flexible Cords and Cables
    • Fixture Wires
    • Switches
    • Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (CAPS)
    • Switchboards and Panelboards
    • Industrial Control Panels
    • Luminaries, Lampholders, and Lamps
    • Lighting Systems Operating at 30 Volts or Less
    • Appliances
    • Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment
    • Fixed Outdoor Electric Deicing and Snow-Melting Equipment
    • Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels
    • Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
    • Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
    • Generators
    • Transformers and Transformer Vaults (Including Secondary Ties)
    • Phase Converters
    • Capacitors
    • Resistors and Reactors
    • Storage Batteries
    • Equipment Over 600 Volts Nominal

    Chapter 5

    • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
    • Class I Locations
    • Class II Locations
    • Class III Locations
    • Intrinsically Safe Systems
    • Class I, Zone 0, 1, and 2 Locations
    • Commercial Garages, Repair and Storage
    • Aircraft Hangars
    • Gasoline Dispensing and Service Stations
    • Bulk Storage Plants
    • Spray Application, Dipping, and Coating Processes
    • Health Care Facilities
    • Places of Assembly
    • Theaters, Audience Areas of Motion Pictures and Television Studios, and Similar Locations
    • Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events
    • Motion Picture and Television Studios and Similar Locations
    • Motion Picture Projection Rooms
    • Agricultural Buildings
    • Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Mobile Home Parks
    • Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Vehicle Parks
    • Floating Buildings
    • Marinas and Boatyards
    • Temporary Wiring

    Chapter 6

    • Electric Signs and Outline Lighting
    • Manufactured Wiring Systems
    • Office Furnishings (Consisting of Lighting Accessories and Wire Partitions)
    • Cranes and Hoists
    • Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairway Chair Lifts
    • Electric Welders
    • Sound-Recording and Similar Equipment
    • Information Technology Equipment
    • Pipe Organs
    • X-ray Equipment
    • Induction and Dielectric Heating Equipment
    • Electrolytic Cells
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations
    • Solar Photovoltaic Systems

    Chapter 7

    • Emergency Systems
    • Legally Required Standby Systems
    • Optional Standby Systems
    • Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources
    • Circuits and Equipment Operating at Less Than 50 Volts
    • Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits
    • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
    • Closed-Loop and Programmed Power Distribution

    Chapter 8

    • Communications Circuits
    • Radio and Television Equipment

    Chapter 9

    • Tables
    • Annex A. Product Safety Standards
    • Annex B. Application Information for Ampacity Calculation
    • Annex C. Conduit and Tubing Fill Tables for Conductors and Fixture Wires of the Same Size
    • Annex D. Examples
    • Annex E. Types of Construction
    • Annex G. Administration and Enforcement

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National Electrical Code Handbook
Twenty-Fifth Edition
by Brian J. McPartland and Joseph F. McPartland

2005 • 1345 pages • $74.00 + shipping
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