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Listen as Nationally Recognized Electrical Code Experts interpret and explain in technical detail the various chapters, sections, parts and line items of the National Electrical Code.

Master The NEC


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    Master The NEC | Electrical Exam Prep Stress

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 4:56


    How to cope with the stress associated with electrical exams and electrical exam preparation. Listen to our AI Educator explain some tips to cope with the stress of preparing for an electrical exam.

    Master The NEC | Overcurrent vs Overload

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 3:21


    What are the differences in Overcurrent and Overload Protection?Overcurrent protection and overload protection are two types of electrical protection that are commonly used to prevent damage or failure of electrical equipment or systems. The main difference between the two is in the type of current that they are designed to protect against.Overcurrent protection is a broad term that refers to any type of protection designed to prevent excessive current flow in a circuit. This can include protection against short circuits, ground faults, and other types of electrical faults. Overcurrent protection devices, such as fuses and circuit breakers, are designed to interrupt the flow of current when it exceeds a certain threshold.Overload protection, on the other hand, is a type of overcurrent protection that specifically targets current overloads. An overload occurs when too much current flows through a circuit for an extended period of time, causing the components in the circuit to overheat and potentially fail.Overload protection devices, such as thermal overload relays and overload heaters, are designed to detect when the current in a circuit exceeds a certain level for a specified time period, and then interrupt the flow of current to prevent damage or failure.So do Service Entrance Conductors have Overcurrent or Overload Protection?Service entrance conductors are the conductors that connect the electric utility's power distribution system to a building's main electrical panel or load center. These conductors are responsible for carrying the electrical power from the utility's transformer to the building's electrical system, and as such, they are subjected to high levels of current.Service entrance conductors typically have overload protection but not overcurrent protection because they are designed to handle short-term overcurrent conditions that can occur during power surges, electrical faults, or other types of transients. Overcurrent protection devices, such as fuses and circuit breakers, are typically designed to protect against sustained overcurrent conditions that can cause damage or fire hazards.The overload protection devices used for service entrance conductors are typically located at the main service panel or load center for the building. These devices are designed to protect the building's electrical system against prolonged overcurrent conditions that can cause damage to the electrical equipment or create a fire hazard.In summary, overcurrent protection is a general term that includes protection against a variety of types of excessive current flow, while overload protection is a specific type of overcurrent protection that is designed to protect against current overloads in particular.In regards to service entrance conductors, they typically have overload protection rather than overcurrent protection because they are designed to handle short-term overcurrent conditions, and overcurrent protection devices are typically located at the main service panel or load center to protect the building's electrical system against sustained overcurrent conditions.

    Understanding the NEC | About The NEC

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 9:16


    Check out this podcast about the National Electrical Code. This podcast is using our new AI technology to bring our BLOGS to LIFE in Podcasts.

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    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 125 | Please explain 310.12(A) through (D) Again

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 37:34


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered in this episode are about the use of 310.12(A) through (D) and how you would apply it on an exam and in the real world.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visits https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 124 | Explain Room Air Conditioners and Branch Circuits

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 40:03


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered in this episode are Room Air Conditioners and the branch circuits associated with them.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visits https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Master The NEC - Bye Youtube

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 9:27


    Master The NEC - Fast Trax® Tube

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 16:22


    Master The NEC - After Show Followup

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 10:52


    Master The NEC - Free Course

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2023 15:52


    Master The NEC - NFPA 70E

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 19:23


    Master The NEC - Talking Magenta

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 16:57


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 123 | GEC and Ferrous Raceways, more than 90-degree bends and Wago's

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2023 30:09


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered in this episode include the use of brass fittings at the end of ferrous raceways that protect grounding electrode conductors, how much bend is too much bend in a raceway, and finally the old Wago vs Wire Nut question.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visits https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

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    Master The NEC - PPM BUTLER

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2023 16:18


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 122 | Multipole GFCI in Old Homes and EV Chargers on NM Cable.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 23:32


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered in this episode include the use of GFCI's on multiwire branch circuits in older homes and how to pick the correct NM Cable for use with an EV Charger in a dwelling unit.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visits https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 121 | Exam Troubles – I failed by only a few points. HELP

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 25:31


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topic covered in this episode is the reality of failing an electrical exam. If you fail by one or two points, did you really only fail by that or did you fail more dramatically by 30 or more points? Do we dwell on the 2 or 3 or target the main reason you failed? Well, we will talk about it in this episode.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visits https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 120 | Service Disconnects, Stair Butler, and Website Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 33:03


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered is questions about what disconnection means on services, what's this stair butler thing, and trying to understand all your websites.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Master The NEC - Mobile Home Calcs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2023 17:11


    Master The NEC - PODCAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 14:11


    Master The NEC - BLOG MANIAC FRIDAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 21:09


    Master The NEC - PODCAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 12:59


    Master The NEC - Bundle

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 14:32


    Master The NEC - 2023 Webinars

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 16:55


    Master The NEC - Fall Facts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 21:27


    Master The NEC - Stair Butler Testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 19:32


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 119 | Motors, Main Breakers and Subs, LEDs in Closets, and Stiff NM Cable

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 36:19


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the questions submitted by a listener. The topics covered are when is the nameplate used to size conductors to motors, can you have a 150A Service Disconnect supplying a 200A Panel, are some LED lights permitted in the closet storage space, is the NEC Handbook gospel and lastly is the NM Cable sheathing getting thicker for some reason.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Master The NEC - Introduction of Stair Butler™

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 23:03


    Introduction of the patent pending Stair Butler™ and dealership opportunities.

    Master The NEC - 2023 NEC CHAT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 15:39


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 118 | Random NEC Questions Submitted via Portal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2023 27:51


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question that has been submitted via the PaulAbernathy.com online questions portal. You can send all your electrical code-related questions as well so check out the website and SUBMIT.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 117 | 2023 NEC Changes to Article 90, 100, and 110

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2023 75:21


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question explaining the significant changes in Articles 90, 100, and 110 of the 2023 National Electrical Code.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

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    Master The NEC - OUR STORM

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2023 14:57


    Master The NEC - Live Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 17:03


    Master The NEC - Patents and Fast Trax Wednesdays

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2023 18:08


    Listen as Paul talks about his Patents and his latest invention, which is geared to help save lives.

    Master The NEC - Butler Suite - Accounting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2023 18:33


    Master The NEC - The Butler Suite™

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2023 19:28


    Master The NEC - PPM BUTLER

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 14:44


    Master The NEC - PODCAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 19:04


    Master The NEC - Exam Prep

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2023 14:03


    Master The NEC - Profile Butler

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2023 10:30


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 116 | Reversing XFMR's, FMC in Wet or Damp Locations, and Two Kitchens

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2023 42:11


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question explaining the question about can you take a transformer and reverse wire it and things to think about, installing FMC in a wet or damp location based on an inspector's inquiry, and lastly, do you need (2) small appliance branch circuits for each kitchen if you have two kitchens in your mansion.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 115 | Drilling Enclosures, Motor Overload Protection, and PV EGC and GEC

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2023 62:28


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question explaining the question of drilling new openings in electrical enclosures versus using the knockouts provided, where provided, by manufacturers, the questions about using 125% versus 115% on Motor Overloads, and finally, the PV System sizing for the equipment grounding conductor versus the grounding electrode conductors.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Master The NEC - PPM BUTLER

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 11:12


    Mobile Morning Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 17:51


    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 114 | So answer some question about knob and tube expansion.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 32:07


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of explaining the use of Knob and Tube today in terms of what is acceptable to use and how can it be extended. Also, what happens when you have a new luminaire, and the existing wiring is knob and tube. Well, Paul will give you his take in this episode.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 113 | Hey Paul – Give me the Long-Winded Bonding Bushing Lesson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 61:07


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of explaining bonding bushings and when you may need them and so many things on bonding in Article 250 that this episode is going to wear you out.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 112 | So what is the difference between 310.15(B)(1) and (B)(2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 12:20


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of explaining the difference between 310.15(B)(1) for 30°C (86°F) and 310.15(B)(2) for 40°C (104°F) when applying the correction values to the ampacity tables starting at 310.16 through 310.21.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

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    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 111 | Single Family Dwellings – Overview of Standard Calculations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 64:47


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of explaining the overview of doing single-family dwelling calculations in the 2020 National Electrical Code. This episode will be Fast and Furious on talking about the various elements of doing single-dwelling calculations, including the use of section 310.12, where applicable for electrical exam prep and real-life installations.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 110 | Article 430 Motor Key Topics for Electrical Exams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 62:41


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of explaining the key motor portions of Article 430 for a student struggling with motors and the important features of motor calculations. This is simply a summary and not in complete detail of all of Article 430.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 109 | NM Cables and Electrical Inspectors Quandaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 22:13


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of NM Cables being installed in bundles by applying a tie-wrap to a stud and then bundling the NM Cables via those tie-wraps at intervals greater than 24 inches. If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 108 | Explaining 10-second transfer for EES Type 1 Emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 37:47


    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. the leading electrical educator in the country, as he answers more questions from the Let's Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com.In this episode, Paul will tackle the question of the 10-second transfer rules for Emergency Systems, more specifically for EES Type 1 in Health Care per Article 517. Also, Paul rehashes the ferrous vs non-ferrous requirements in 250.64(E)(1) again.If you are looking to learn more about the National Electrical Code, for electrical exam preparation, or to better your knowledge of the NEC then visit https://fasttraxsystem.com for all the electrical code training you will ever need by the leading electrical educator in the country with the best NEC learning program on the planet.

    Ask Paul | National Electrical Code | Ampacity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 25:14


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    Master The NEC - Get Licensed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 14:19


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