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#28327 - 08/16/03 07:40 PM Question Re: Texts
t_electric Offline
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Registered: 08/16/03
Posts: 1
Loc: California

Hopefully this post has been placed in the correct category.

I've 26 years experience in electronics as a tech and instructor, and am interested in becoming an electrical contractor in the state of California. The plethora of texts for the trade leave me wondering which are essential. I've a tentative list, but would like to hear the recommendations of professionals since the texts are costly and I wish to avoid unnecessary duplication.

Thank you,


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#28328 - 08/16/03 08:10 PM Re: Question Re: Texts
LK Offline

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
In this area they will usually give you a years credit. Then you can finish the additional three years of apprenticeship training to complete the National Apprenticeship Program, this will qualify as an electrician. Then uaually one or two years of working in the field, and then apply for the contractor exam in your state.
From electronic to electrical a lot to learn in just four years. Good Luck.

#28329 - 08/17/03 12:04 AM Re: Question Re: Texts
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8560
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Right place,mate.
Welcome to ECN!.
Nice to have you here.
You Electronics guys seem to take up Electrical Theory like Ducks to water.
Mind you, if you can judge the Quiescent Current of a certain Transistor, by Knowledge, you'll do OK as a Sparky!.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-17-2003).]
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#28330 - 08/17/03 05:19 AM Re: Question Re: Texts
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Welcome to ECN!
For information & requirements go to:
Suggested reading
"1999 National Electrical Code"-NFPA
"American Electrician's Handbook"-McGraw Hill
"Contractors State License"- Paul Lucente
I believe the first two are available here through the ECN bookstore...S

#28331 - 08/23/03 08:45 PM Re: Question Re: Texts
Pinemarten Offline

Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 122
Loc: Edmonton, AB, Canada
And always remember: We consider current to travel from negative to positive.


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