Search

Premium Membership

Save 50% on all courses at the EEP Academy with the Enterprise Plan and study specialized technical articles, papers & video courses.

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.

Browse guides and papers

Note that not all documents in this section are free to download. Navigate through sub-pages to discover all documents.

The Complete Guide to Electrical Wiring

An electrical circuit is a continuous loop. Household circuits carry electricity from the main service panel, throughout the house, and back to the main service panel. Several switches, receptacles, light… Read more

Jun 07, 2016

The Complete Guide to Electrical Wiring (Current with 2014–2017 Electrical Codes) by Black+Decker

Electrical Installation Guide 2016

Electrical Installation Guide 2016 has been written for electrical engineers who have to design, select electrical equipment, install these equipment and, inspect or maintain low voltage electrical installations. And all… Read more

Mar 12, 2016

Electrical Installation Guide 2016

86 Comments


  1. Vipul Prajapati
    Jun 08, 2022

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

Leave a Comment

Tell us what you're thinking. We care about your opinion! Please keep in mind that comments are moderated and rel="nofollow" is in use. So, please do not use a spammy keyword or a domain as your name, or it will be deleted. Let's have a professional and meaningful conversation instead. Thanks for dropping by!

  ⁄  ten  =  1

Learn How to Design Power Systems

Learn to design LV/MV/HV power systems through professional video courses. Lifetime access. Enjoy learning!

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to our Weekly Digest newsletter and receive free updates on new technical articles, video courses and guides (PDF).