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Handbook of Electrical Design Details Second Version by Neil Sclater and John E. Transter



Chapter 1 Planning for Electrical Design.

Chapter 2 Energy Era and Transmission.

Chapter 3 Energy System Gear.

Chapter 4 Substations and Electrical Distribution.

Chapter 5 Service Entrance, Loadcenters, and Grounding.

Chapter 6 Wire, Cable, and Circuit Parts.

Chapter 7 Department Circuit Design and System Wiring.

Chapter 8 Lighting, Lamps, and Luminaires.

Chapter 9 Phone, Multimedia, and Alarm Techniques.

Chapter 10 Electrical Motors and Starter.

Chapter 11 Emergency and Standby Techniques.

Chapter 12 Electrical Surges and Surge Safety.


That is the second version of the Handbook of Electrical Design Details (HEDD), initially printed in 1997. It’s a well-illustrated reference ebook on electrical energy and lighting—how it’s generated, transmitted, distributed, and used. Appreciable new info has been added on this version however it’s a smaller quantity, making it extra user-friendly and simpler to maintain on a desk or shelf.

Among the many matters new to this version are computer-aided electrical drawing (CAD), primary change and receptacle circuit wiring, outside low-voltage wiring, phone and structured wiring, and electrical surge safety. This ebook begins with a dialogue of electrical drawing and symbols and the significance of specs in electrical tasks.



The chapters that observe cowl energy era, transmission, and distribution. Design particulars of mills and transformers and their position in delivering electrical energy to customers’ houses or buildings are included. Aerial and buried service entrances are defined and illustrated, as are essential panels or loadcenters and the ideas of earth grounding.

Properties of wire and cable are introduced, and the scale and the main points of primary electrical wiring units are described and illustrated. The principles for putting in department circuit wiring are given together with an instance of a load calculation and the explanations for load balancing. Intensive protection is given to lighting, lamps, and indoor and outside lighting design.

Different chapters clarify phone and structured wiring, electrical motors, emergency and standby electrical techniques, and the necessities of surge safety. This version of HEDD makes many references to the Nationwide Electrical Code® (NEC®)* on all matters ruled by the code, corresponding to wiring safety, wiring strategies and supplies, and customary gear, the place acceptable for reader steerage.

Within the chapters on wire, cable, and wiring units, particular person drawings symbolize entire courses of customary merchandise corresponding to switches, receptacles, and lamps, changing the numerous repetitive catalog pages that appeared within the first version.



Every chapter begins with a content material abstract known as “Contents at a Look” and an Overview of the chapter. As well as, there are separate glossaries of technical phrases on the ends of the chapters on transformers, electrical service entrance, wiring, lighting, motors, telecommunications, emergency and standby techniques, and surge safety, for helpful reference and fast reminiscence refreshing.

This second version of HEDD has been written in a casual descriptive fashion, with minimal use of arithmetic. The readers almost definitely to profit from this ebook are electrical contractors, electricians, and instructors.


A profitable electrical energy and lighting undertaking is determined by efficient planning within the type of drawings, schedules, and contract specs. This contract documentation offers a concise image of the targets for {the electrical} undertaking work to be executed.

It additionally serves as a file of intent for house owners and as directions and steerage for contractors, electricians, installers, and others performing the work. Contract paperwork, which could additionally embody surveys and take a look at information, are authorized paperwork, and they can be utilized as proof in courtroom instances involving contractor malfeasance, or failure to adjust to the intent of the drawings and specs.

The current conformity to accepted codecs for drawings and specs is the outcome of years of sensible expertise strengthened by accepted nationwide and worldwide requirements issued by authorities companies and non-public requirements organizations. 

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