Workshop Electrics (Workshop Practice Series Number 22)

By Alex Weiss & Jon Barden
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This second edition of Workshop Electrics has been completely revised and updated to bring it in line with the latest advances in technology and to fully conform with BS7671 (17th edition of wiring regulations). A quarter of the illustrations are also new.

Workshop Electrics deals with electricity in the workshop and includes everything from fitting a 13amp plug to wiring up a new workshop building. Safety, a key issue is covered as well as inspection and testing. Starting with the planning necessary before electrical installation commences, the book then deals with the fusing, equipment, lighting, fixtures, fittings and wiring for 230-volt mains electricity.

Contents:
● Chapter 1.
- Introduction.

● Chapter 2.
- Planning and preparation: Overview
- What can you do
- Workshop location
- The size of the workshop
- Basic electrical principles
- Direct and alternating current (DC and AC)
- Three-phase supplies
- Equipment to be installed
- Workshop power consumption Total DemandA"
- Sources of electricity
- Assessing the household installation
- Replacing the consumer unit
- Wiring regulations
- Planning the number of lights and power outlets
- Positioning switches and sockets
- Phree-phase machinery
- Lighting the workshop
- Communications in the workshop
- Workshop security
- The tools required
- Standards of workmanship
- Electrical interference
- Inspection and testing
- Sources of materials.

● Chapter 3.
- Safety in workshop electrics: The importance of safety
- Electricity and water
- Isolating the mains
- Wiring colours
- Fuses and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs)
- Extension leads and adapters
- Rotating machinery
- Double insulation
- Plugs and cables
- Battery chargers
- Working alone
- First aid
- Fire risks
- Lightning conductors
- Conclusions
- Summary of safety rules

● Chapter 4.
- Single-phase supplies: Overview
- Circuits. Consumer units and connecting to them
- Standby power supplies
- US 110/120volt equipment
- Filters and suppressors
- Conclusions

● Chapter 5.
- Fuses and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs): Overview
- Fuses
- Miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) and circuit breakers (CBs)
- Residual current devices (RCDs)
- Why fuses blow and MCBs trip
- How to repair fuses
- Checking for faults

● Chapter 6.
- Wiring: Overview
- Permanent mains wiring
- Flexible wiring
- Cable stripping
- Permanent-wiring installation
- Test equipment and testing
- Other types of wiring

● Chapter 7.
- Outside workshops: The issues
- Size and length of cable
- Underground connection
- Overhead connection
- Connection at house
- Connection to the workshop
- Outside lights and sockets
- Security lights.

● Chapter 8.
- Plugs and sockets: Overview
- What to power from 13amp sockets
- Spurs
- 13 amp sockets
- 13 amp plugs
- Flex connectors and extension leads
- Adapters
- Time switches
- Speed controllers.

● Chapter 9.
- Fixed appliances: Fixed-connection units
- Equipment requiring more than 13 amps (2.99kW)
- Types of fixed appliance
- Heaters and thermostats

● Chapter 10.
- Lighting: General
- Lighting circuits
- Junction boxes and wiring
- Light switches
- Fluorescent lights in the workshop
- The range of light bulbs
- Light fixtures, fittings and lamp types
- Task lighting
- Supplying lights from a socket
- Inspection lights
- Emergency lighting
- Conclusions

● Chapter 11.
- Three-phase supplies: Overview
- The advantages and disadvantages of three-phase electricity
- Obtaining a supply
- Three-phase converters
- Running three-phase machines from a single-phase power supply
- Connecting to a three-phase supply
- Wiring and distribution boards
- Starting and speed control

● Chapter 12.
- Low-voltage supplies: Overview
- Low-voltage lighting
- 12volt equipment
- Telephones
- Intercoms
- Security systems
- TV aerials
- Computers
- Conclusions

Further chapters cover outside workshops, three-phase supplies and a range of low-voltage equipment. Finally there is a glossary, a list of useful addresses and an index.
Publisher
Special Interest Model Books
ISBN
1854862642
ISBN-13
9781854862648
Format
Softcover, 128 pages
Published
2011
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