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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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Study guide to electrical safety basics

This study guide describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information… Read more

Aug 15, 2015

Study guide to electrical safety basics

Detailed Guide To Energy Efficient Housing

This Guide is aimed at new construction and renovation projects alike. It outlines key technologies, methods and systems to make the house more energy efficient. As considerable time can pass… Read more

Jun 06, 2015

Your Detailed Guide To Energy Efficient Housing

Lessons In DC Electrical Circuits

The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at circuit nodes in terms of a system of Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL) equations. This analysis looks strange because it involves… Read more

Apr 25, 2015

Lessons In AC Electrical Circuits

If we were to plot the current and voltage for a very simple AC circuit consisting of a source and a resistor (Figure 1), it would look something like this:… Read more

Apr 18, 2015

Lessons In AC Electrical Circuits

A Good Practice Guide to Electrical Design

This book is concerned with the design of electrical installations in buildings with particular reference to the growing incidence of power quality problems and energy efficiency considerations. It presents good… Read more

Jan 31, 2015

A Good Practice Guide to Electrical Design (photo credit: groupe-huguet.fr)

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