A COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF TECHNICAL DETAILS ON ELECTRICAL POWER FROM GENERATION TO PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Reliable, low-cost electric power is a fundamental requirement for modern society, making possible such vital services as lighting, HVAC, transportation, communication, and data processing, in addition to driving motors of all sizes. A mainstay of industrial productivity and economic prosperity, it is also essential for safeguarding human life and health. This handbook is a valuable information resource on electric power for everyone from technical professionals to students and laypeople. This compact, user-friendly edition updates and expands on the earlier edition. Its core content of power generation, distribution, lighting, wiring, motors, and project planning has been supplemented by new topics: * CAD for preparing electrical drawings and estimates * Basic switch and receptacle circuit wiring * Structured wiring for multimedia * Swimming pool and low-voltage lighting * Electrical surge protection An easy-to-read style makes complex topics understandable. It'¬"s a must-have reference for those with a need or desire to get up to speed on the entire subject of electric power or just familiarize themselves with the latest advances--regardless of their formal education or training. Reader-helpful features in this edition include: * Up-front chapter summaries to save time in finding topics of interest. * References to related articles in the National Electrical Code. * A bibliography identifying additional sources for digging deeper. * Approximately 300 illustrationsTraister, John E. is the author of 'Handbook of Electrical Design Details', published 2003 under ISBN 9780071377515 and ISBN 0071377514.