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Good transformer study book #55450
08/29/05 04:55 PM
08/29/05 04:55 PM
Chris Simms  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34
Cohutta Ga
Looking for a good book to help me study transformers and motor calculations
Any suggestions?

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Re: Good transformer study book #55451
08/29/05 07:53 PM
08/29/05 07:53 PM
PCBelarge  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
There are some on this website's book store.

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Re: Good transformer study book #55452
08/29/05 08:24 PM
08/29/05 08:24 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,257
SI,New Zealand
Hi Chris,
Welcome to ECN!. [Linked Image]
Try this one on for size, Electrical Transformers and Rotating Machines .

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-29-2005).]

Re: Good transformer study book #55453
08/30/05 06:42 AM
08/30/05 06:42 AM
George Corron  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
I have an old book that can't be beat, but, naturally, it is out of print. It was written by Gebert/Edwards. Ken Gebert passed away some time ago.

Edwards has a new book out that MAY be every bit as good and can be had here:

ATP (American Technical Publishers) has a few books that look promising, just type in "transformers" in the search engine block.

For just basic knowledge, the "American Electricians Handbook" is also pretty danged hard to beat.

Re: Good transformer study book #55454
08/30/05 04:30 PM
08/30/05 04:30 PM
Chris Simms  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34
Cohutta Ga
What I really need is a book to study to prep me for the GA exam this Nov
I seem to have trouble with the transformers and multiple motor calculations.

Re: Good transformer study book #55455
08/30/05 05:05 PM
08/30/05 05:05 PM
Ryan_J  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
I am partial to this one, which has much more than just transformers and motors.

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Salt Lake City
Re: Good transformer study book #55456
08/30/05 05:12 PM
08/30/05 05:12 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
Chris, along with the others, here is another.

You may want to check out some of the combos too.


Re: Good transformer study book #55457
08/30/05 11:32 PM
08/30/05 11:32 PM
AllClear  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
Belmond Iowa US
I went to the Tom Henry Seminars Before taking both my Journeymans and Masters Tests. And I have alot of the books by Tom Henry, I cant stress how much easier the test was after taking that Class. The books they make have actual code Questions in them, But the instructor in the class taught you how to get around in the code book which is KEY to taking the test. AND it usually helps to have someone else to study with, that way you can pick one night of the week to study and you shouldnt get sidetracked. And Dont forget Not all of the answers can be found in the code book.

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Re: Good transformer study book #55458
12/25/05 04:01 AM
12/25/05 04:01 AM
RODALCO  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 857
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
J&P Transformer book.

I can't find mine at the moment to provide you with more details.

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Re: Good transformer study book #55459
12/25/05 02:56 PM
12/25/05 02:56 PM
Chris Simms  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34
Cohutta Ga
Well guys I decided to take the restricted test this time.The 2 times before I got a 66
(70 to pass)
this time I got a 86
The restricted allows me to wire 200amps or less ,single family dwellings.
In 2006 I will attempt the unrestricted exam again (unless we can get any changes to the classifications)
Merry Christmas everyone!
Chris Simms


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