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Title: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on September 25, 2013, 05:30:04 pm
A few resources for those who want to learn more about electrical wiring & grounding. Please post additions to this list. Most of the resources listed are written for the U.S./North America market; since this is an international forum it would be helpful to have some resources written for other regions of the world.

Books:
White papers:
Websites:
Codes (International):

Lastly, consider that "best practices" in electrical wiring methods and materials will change over time. Old versions of electrical books should be avoided because they may present methods and materials that are no longer considered acceptable.

And a gem from Jim Brown's white paper:
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The international differences between power systems are limited to the line voltages (100, 120 or 23 0 volts), the frequency (50 or 60 Hz), and details of how neutrals and grounds are handled.
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on October 21, 2013, 04:55:11 pm
Diagram of different receptacles in common use in North America:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/NEMA_simplified_pins.svg)
Courtesy of Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NEMA_simplified_pins.svg)

Notes:

If you ever see a receptacle with two T-shaped slots, be very cautious and always test it against a separately-derived ground (i.e., a 3-wire extension cord plugged into a known, good receptacle). This receptacle, designated NEMA 2-15, was originally designed to be usable for either 125V or 250V; it is a very, very bad design because a person could connect a 125V appliance into 250V causing unpredictable results.
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on November 24, 2013, 08:47:25 pm
Edited first post to include list of electrical codes by country. Please help us build this list!
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Lyle Williams on November 25, 2013, 04:31:41 am
Edited first post to include list of electrical codes by country. Please help us build this list!

Australian wiring rules:
http://studentweb.bhtafe.edu.au/bhi/pluginfile.php/190201/mod_resource/content/1/wiringrules%20as3000.2007.pdf?forcedownload=1

Standard for regular testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment:
http://www.westvic.org.au/dmdocuments/Electrical_Safety_AS%203760-2003.pdf

Construction site and temporary wiring:
ftp://law.resource.org/nz/ibr/as-nzs.3012.2010.html
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Michael Lascuola on March 15, 2015, 12:28:19 pm
Thanks!

I'm getting a bad URL on:  Power distribution and grounding by Middle Atlantic (PDF)  (http://www.middleatlantic.com/pdf/PowerPaper.pdf)
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Kevin Graf on March 16, 2015, 03:49:18 pm
Go to this Middle Atlantic page and then click the box.

http://www.middleatlantic.com/resources/white-papers.aspx
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Michael Lascuola on March 16, 2015, 04:33:54 pm
Thanks!

So the correct link should be:  http://www.middleatlantic.com/~/media/MiddleAtlantic/Documents/WhitePapers/PowerPaper.ashx
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Kevin Graf on March 16, 2015, 08:16:05 pm
That should work until they rebuild the page again.

Also read:
Addendum to Power Distribution White Paper
http://www.middleatlantic.com/~/media/MiddleAtlantic/Documents/WhitePapers/Power%20Paper%20Addendum.ashx
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Scott Holtzman on December 03, 2016, 05:13:20 am
It is such a good article for this forums.I love  distribution very much.

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Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Mike Sokol on December 03, 2016, 07:32:07 am
Three strikes and you are out.  Where is an OP when you need one.

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Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Justin Quinn on September 02, 2019, 09:40:34 am
  • Power distribution and grounding (http://www.middleatlantic.com/resources/white-papers.aspx) by Middle Atlantic (PDF)
I can't seem to find any of the Middle Atlantic white papers, even after a search of their site.  Anyone have good links or the documents saved locally?
Title: Re: Power & Grounding reading material & resources
Post by: Kevin Graf on September 03, 2019, 11:16:11 am
https://www.middleatlantic.com/resources/white-papers.aspx