This second edition of Workshop Electrics has been completely revised and updated to bring it in line with the latest advances in technology and to fully conform with BS7671 (17th edition of wiring regulations). A quarter of the illustrations are also new.
The book deals with electricity in the workshop and includes everything from fitting a 13amp plug to wiring up a new workshop building. Safety, a key issue is covered as well as inspection and testing. Starting with the planning necessary before electrical installation commences, the book then deals with the fusing, equipment, lighting, fixtures, fittings and wiring for 230-volt mains electricity. Further chapters cover outside workshops, three-phase supplies and a range of low-voltage equipment. Finally there is a glossary, a list of useful addresses and an index.
Alex Weiss has a PhD in mechanical engineering and established his own home workshop more than forty years ago. He has wide experience of carrying out home electrical wiring.
Jon Barden, a College Lecturer in Electrical Installations, has over 20 years experience in training staff in electrical and mechanical engineering. He has also been involved with the training and assessment of students on City and Guilds courses.
Contents: Planning & Preparation; Safety in the Workshop; Single-Phase Supplies; Fuses and Miniature Circuit Breakers; Wiring and Mains Connection; Outside Workshops; Plugs and Sockets; Fixed Appliances; Lighting; Three-Phase Supplies; Low-Voltage Supplies; Glossary of Terms; Useful Addresses.
Originally published in 1994 by Argus Books Ltd
2nd Revised Edition published by Special Interest Model Books in 2011
210 x 148 mm
91 black & white photographs
14 circuit diagrams & plans