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SW Electrical Wiring Practice Volume 1+2

Blended Learning Package

Book with Other Items Published: 25th June 2014
ISBN: 9781743760260

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Looking for a blended digital solution? Get Connect! Connect is an online resource hosting an abundance of interactive learning tools to create the ultimate learning experience for your students.

Electrical Wiring Practice is now enhanced with McGraw-Hill Education’s unique Connect and Connect Plus to provide a complete blended learning solution for Electrical students.

The 7th edition of Electrical Wiring Practice has been thoroughly updated to provide guidance in the use of the Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000:2007, including the 2009 Amendments and other related standards. This text presents the knowledge and skills specified in units of competency in national training packages for an electrical trade qualification and advanced trade competencies.

Taking on a more practical approach, Electrical Wiring Practice now provides students with a range of additional online materials that goes beyond the one-dimensional user experience. This volume is an ideal learning resource for students and trade professionals willing to keep abreast of new developments in Electrotechnology.

Although the book is primarily written for students and teachers of electrical trades, it provides up-to-date reference material that will be helpful to many trade professionals.


  • Blended learning and teaching options
  • Clear full-colour diagrams and photographs illustrate key concepts
  • Appropriate language level for student demographic
  • Coverage of Cert II and Cert III Electrotechnology courses mapped to the competencies
  • Video animations ensure students can easily engage with examples and readings
  • Worksheets, interactive questions and testbanks maximise student understanding
  • Extensive end-of-chapter summaries and review questions ensure retention of presented theory
  • Rewrites and revisions incorporating AS/NZS 3000:2007
  • The move from prescriptive methods of practice to recommended methods, in line with the new standards
  • Practical applications of the Wiring Rules and related standards
  • Updated figures – many of the graphics and photographs throughout the text have been updated to reflect the changes in practices and equipment
  • New design features – information boxes, practical examples and student exercises

Volume 1

Chapter 1. Electrical energy—past, present and future

A brief history of electrical energy production and supply
Modern generation methods
Renewable energy and sustainable energy practices
Electricity transmission and distribution systems
Distribution of electricity to consumers
Distribution of electricity in the consumer’s installation

Chapter 2. Workplace and electrical safety

Occupational/workplace health and safety
Workplace hazards and risk control measures
Safety of electrical installations and equipment
Hazards of working with electricity
Electrical accidents

Chapter 3. Regulations and standards

Electrical licensing
Format of the Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000:2007
Using the Wiring Rules
Wiring Rules—Clause 1.4 Definitions
Fundamental requirements (Wiring Rules Part 1)
Insulating materials

Chapter 4. Cables, connections and terminations

Conductors and cables
Types of cable insulation
Power cable classification
Power cable types and applications
Power cable termination and conductor connection methods
Data and communication cable types and applications

Chapter 5. Fixing methods and accessories for electrical and data communication installations

Accessories for fixing and support
Mounting brackets, plates and boxes
General switching, lighting and socket-outlet accessories
Accessories for specific situations
Data and communication accessories

Chapter 6. Drawings, diagrams, schedules and documents used in electrical work

Series and parallel circuits in wiring
Electrical circuits and wiring diagrams
Circuits in general wiring
Undertaking electrical work
Working with specifications, schedules and drawings

Chapter 7. Wiring and cabling systems

Wiring and cable routes through buildings and structures
Wiring and cabling systems
Installing wiring systems
Enclosed wiring and cables
Underground systems
Aerial and catenary systems
Composite wiring systems and applications

Chapter 8. Protection—earthing and protective methods

Reasons for and earthing system
Earthing systems
MEN earthing system
Earth faults
Earthing system—selection and installation
Other protective methods

Chapter 9. Testing techniques and compliance verification

Testing safety
Testing principles
Testing devices
Verification and compliance
Fault finding and performance testing

Volume 2

Chapter 10. Electrical protection and protective devices

Protection against overcurrent
Overcurrent protective devices
Protection against indirect contact with live parts
Residual current devices
Protection against overvoltage
Selection and arrangement of protective devices

Chapter 11. Installation of safety services

Extent of safety services
Standards and regulations
Safety services electrical equipment
Installation arrangements

Chapter 12. Renewable energy and other alternative electrical supply installations

Renewable energy sources within a consumer’s installation
Stand-alone and grid connection arrangements
Uninterruptible power supplies
Standby and stand-alone generators

Chapter 13. Switchboards and control panels

Compliance requirements for switchboards
Switchboards used in installations with lower demand
Switchboards for larger installations
Metering and service equipment
Larger installations – metering, service and power quality equipment
Control panels

Chapter 14. Installation design – selection of cables and protective devices

Factors affecting installation design
Maximum demand in consumer’s mains and submains
Arranging an electrical installation into circuits
Factors affecting cable selection
Cable selection standards
Current-carrying capacity and co-ordination between cables and the protective device
Selection of minimum cable size based on current-carrying capacity
Selection of minimum cable size based on voltage drop and fault-loop impedance limitations
Short-circuit performance of cables

Chapter 15. Special electrical installations

Damp situations
Construction sites
Areas in which electromedical equipment is used
Installation for recreation areas and equipment
Hazardous areas
High voltage installations

Chapter 16. Appliances – electric heating and motors

Principles of heating control
Water heating
Space heating
Process heating
Commercial and domestic kitchen equipment
Motor types and applications
Motors – installation requirements

Chapter 17. Lighting sources and applications

Basic principles, terminology, units
Change world of lighting
Lighting source – past, present and future
Comparison of light sources
Luminaires and ancillary equipment
Maintenance of luminaires
Elementary lighting design
Lighting control

Chapter 18. Control and energy management

Control systems
Human-machine interface devices
Field devices
Relay control
Programmable devices
Energy management
Integrated control systems
Wiring for sustainability

ISBN: 9781743760260
ISBN-10: 1743760264
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Published: 25th June 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.53
Edition Number: 1

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