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Electrical books and guides

Electrical engineering is a field of engineering  that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics  and electromagnetism. Many companies and industry experts has been releasing technical books and guides in order to spread their knowledge, so they are all here, presented for you.

Nikola Tesla - Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer
Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer

Introduction to energy generation

Prior to the discovery of Faraday’s Laws of electromagnetic discussion, electrical power was available from batteries with limited voltage and current levels. Although complicated in construction, D.C. generators were developed first to generate power in bulk.

However, due to limitation of the D.C. machine to generate voltage beyond few hundred volts, it was not economical to transmit large amount of power over a long distance. For a given amount of power, the current magnitude (I = P/V), hence section of the copper conductor will be large.

Thus generation, transmission and distribution of D.C. power were restricted to area of few kilometer radius with no interconnections between generating plants. Therefore, area specific generating stations along with its distribution networks had to be used.

In later half of eighties, in nineteenth century, it was proposed to have a power system with 3-phase, 50 Hz A.C generation, transmission and distribution networks.

Once A.C. system was adopted, transmission of large power (MW) at higher transmission voltage become a reality by using transformers. Level of voltage could be changed virtually to any other desired level with transformers – which was hitherto impossible with D.C system.

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Electrical design manual for new hospitals

This manual is a guide for electrical and telecommunications engineers and designers (hereafter referred as A/E) for the planning and design of the electrical power distribution, lighting, signal, telecommunications, and… Read more

Jun 08, 2013

Electrical design manual for new hospitals

Network theorems for electrical engineers (beginners)

This guide will introduce the important fundamental theorems of network analysis. Included are the superposition, Thévenin’s, Norton’s, maximum power transfer, substitution, Millman’s, and reciprocity theorems. We will consider a number… Read more

Jan 23, 2013

Network theorems for electrical engineers - beginners

Earthing of MV/LV Distribution Lines

Figure 1 sets the scene of the environment in which safe power system earthing and bonding is to be achieved. The paper discusses the specific issues Eskom has to take… Read more

Nov 24, 2012

Principles of Insulation Testing

Most electrical equipment in utility, industrial, and commercial power systems uses either 50 or 60 Hz alternating current. Because of this, the use of an alternating current source to test… Read more

Oct 20, 2012

Fluke Multifunction Installation Tester

Medium Voltage Design Guide

In order to design a medium-voltage cubicle, you need to know the following basic magnitudes: Voltage, Current, Frequency and Short-circuit power. The voltage, the rated current and the rated frequency… Read more

Oct 19, 2012

Medium Voltage Technical Guide // Basics for MV cubicle design – Schneider Electric

The Role of Infrared Testing at Data Centers

The economic impact of downtime at data centers is the highest in the commercial sector. Therefore, the return on investment of predictive maintenance activities, especially infrared, is excellent. These information… Read more

Sep 23, 2012

The Role of Infrared Testing at Data Centers

High power electronics – HVDC and SVC

The general aspects, including application and build up, of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission systems and Static Var Compensators (SVC) will be described in this chapter. The HVDC… Read more

Sep 08, 2012

High power Electronics - HVDC and SVC

Elements of Electrical Engineering

Concept of transformation: By the application of Kirchoffs Laws some problems cannot be solved and finds great difficulty due to number of equations. Such problems can be simplified by using… Read more

Aug 25, 2012

Elements of electrical engineering (on photo: ABB MACH control and protection system)

88 Comments


  1. Johnny Bartsaka
    Nov 05, 2022

    All good


  2. Hussen
    Sep 19, 2022

    Do you have article specificially about point on waves switching?


  3. Vipul Prajapati
    Jun 08, 2022

    it’s so useful for me and my team. please keep sharing your best article

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