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South Carolina Public Utilities - Electrical (2021-08-05)

There are 50 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 35 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 3 hours to complete this examination. NOTE: All Public

Electrical Utility - Commercial Contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for Contractors Examination and the Public Electrical Utility Examination. The holder of this license may perform only work limited to line construction, including distribution systems, and their allied work, for public and private companies; installation, maintenance repair of all high voltage cable splicing and pulling wire for all systems in excess of 2,400 volts; traffic signal and highway lighting installation, maintenance and repair.

1. Transformers (6 Items)

2. Electrical Knowledge (5 Items)

3. Conductors (5 Items)

4. Overhead Lines (7 Items)

5. Underground Lines (4 Items)

6. Equipment and Safety (8 Items)

7. Grounding Methods (3 Items)

8. Service Drops and Laterals (4 Items)

9. Poles and Structures (4 Items)

10. Electric Supply Stations (4 Items)

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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  • Open Book

    National Electrical Safety Code 1997

    $200.00

    These rules cover supply and communication lines, equipment, and associated work practices employed by a public or private electric supply, communications, railway, or similar utility in the exercise of its function as a utility. They cover similar systems under the control of qualified persons, such as those associated with an industrial complex or utility interactive system. NESC rules do not cover installations in mines, ships, railway rolling equipment, aircraft, or automotive equipment, or utilization wiring except as covered in Parts 1 and 3. For building utilization wiring requirements, see the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70-1993.

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    Blank Quick Reference Tabs

    $11.19

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    Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 13th Edition

    $110.00

    Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), this authoritative resource explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line construction, operation, and maintenance. You will get comprehensive coverage of the newest equipment, techniques, and procedures along with current OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed illustrations and photos make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises reinforce key concepts.

    The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, Thirteenth Edition, covers:

    Electrical principles * Electric systems * Substations * Transmission and distribution circuits * Construction specifications * Wood, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures and poles * Distribution automation and the smart grid * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses and substation relays * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Protective grounds * Street lighting * Underground systems * Laying conduit * Manhole construction * Pulling and splicing cable * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket truck rescue * And much more!

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2021

    $26.78

    All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.

    All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:

    29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
    29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
    OSHA keyword dictionary
    Easy to find OSHA interpretations

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) Handbook 2017

    $200.00

    Rewritten and extensively updated, the full-color 2017 edition NEC® Handbook is the most practical and powerful resource for electrical design and installation today. Success in the electrical industry depends on your grasp of NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® requirements and your ability to apply them correctly. Based on the 2017 NEC, the NEC Handbook clarifies concepts for a better understanding of the Code. It's a powerful communication tool that helps you explain the NEC to clients and others who might not have professional electrical training. The new NEC Handbook reflects industry trends and Code changes that impact residential, commercial, and industrial work. Order the 2017 edition of the NEC Handbook, the resource trusted by electrical contractors, engineers, electricians, safety officials, inspectors, and architects nationwide. (Hardbound, 1,367 pp., 2017)

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code 2017

    Publication Year: 2017

    $120.00

    Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment. Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology. Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards. Work with the latest requirements governing public and private buildings, homes, and structures; outdoor yards and lots; utility equipment; installations that connect to the power grid; and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment. The 2017 NEC is better aligned with the safe work practices in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Tabs 2017

    $15.00

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    American Electricians' Handbook 17th Edition

    Publication Year: 2021
    17th Edition

    $126.00

    The most popular electricians' handbook for the past 95 years has been completely updated to provide the latest NEC and NESC rules and standards, and new references to solar power, photovoltaics, induction lighting, and more.