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  1. Failed 48/80 first time taker. 48 correct questions out of 80. please share your failing score and if you passed your advice and strategy! Thank you.
  2. Without discussing or mentioning any specific details about exam questions, how do you feel about difficulty of the latest Power PE exam? How did you do? Do you think you have any chance to pass?
  3. I am working the 6 minute solutions problem 67 and I was wondering how they derived the equation for power. I knew to use the isentropic equation with P=mdot*work. I canceled out the densities and almost ended up with their equation. Pth = (k/k-1)*Q1*p1*[(p2/p1)^k-1/k - 1] I don't really need help with the solution method, I just need to understand how they got k/(k-1) as part of the isentropic work equation. MERM 24.118 shows it as 1/(k-1). A previous post said to derive it, but I still wouldn't get k/(k-1) If someone needs I can post a photo tomorrow, but again I just need to know what isentropic equation to use.
  4. Can someone please explain to me ex.10 in the graffeo EE guide to passing the power PE book? I don't understand how to get 22.78 49.4 degress from Zld = 35(j30)/(35+j30)
  5. Hello Everyone! New here, but giving back to this forum just as it gave something to me. Resources and hope! I recently moved to the from Canada with a few years of experience in my hands after graduating as an Electrical Engineering candidate in the summer of 2013. While I hadn't been out of school for long, I still lost all hope of being in a school/study environment again and was worried about this FE Electrical and Computer CBT based exam. After looking at resources and forums I decided to start my studying. I moved here in April and with wanting to take my PE Power exam in the April of 2017, I decided to dedicate some time this year (2016) to study and try and pass the FE. So I bought the FE Electrical and Computer textbook by Lindeburg on Amazon for 50-ish $ and started studying by the end of July. I followed the schedule it says and tried to do one chapter a day, and sometimes three-four on weekends. Lindeburg suggests that you could start the course 45 days ahead of the exam and complete all 45 chapters without rest days and pass the exam the next day. I think this is pretty accurate since the exam is not very tough. Along with the textbook, I tried to learn where all the units and equations are in the FE Reference book which is the exact same book given to you on the computer in the exam. I also watched Raiya Energy Academy's Youtube videos online and used it for different questions and examples. I also found some online assessments that started a timer and told you how you did. And finally I made sure to really practice with my calculator and use the special functions like complex conversion, matrices, vectors, equation solving, computer numbering formats, and boolean logic. This last part is really important because doing all these in your calculator, saves you time, which gives you more minutes in the end for harder problems or for reviewing. After I was done going through the book, I decided to book the exam three weeks from finishing the book, and spend these weeks looking at the book and the reference manual again, but this time just doing the problems. I am so glad I did the steps above, because after I did the exam on a Friday, I found out I passed online the next Wednesday. Hope this helps you!

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    For sale an international 5th edition of Power System Analysis and Design by J.Duncan Glover. Like new condition I accept paypal or check. Price includes shipping



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  9. I have the following for sale: -NCEES PE Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power Practice Exam (Printed Nov 2014) - Like New. Soft Cover for $30. -PPI Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara (Copyright 2010) - Some Highlights, but like new condition. Hard cover for $150. Or $160 for both. All prices include shipping. Photo's available upon request for proof of version or condition. Feel free to shoot me an email at Happy studying!
  10. Hello everyone, First and foremost I'd like to thank everyone for the rollercoaster ride while waiting for the exam results. Please list what reference books you used during the exam. I heard "least is best" so I limited myself to a few instead of flipping through too many books: Power Reference Manual - Camara NEC 2014 Spin UP practice exams - practiced 2 of these exams... passed both with 75%. NEC Practice exam School of PE notes and Solutions Graffeo book - I referenced this one the most in the exam but never beforehand I know there are multiple threads everywhere on this but I figure someone has already seen that, so I'll just ask you to list the link here. Thanks for your assistance. MY background : Im not a practicing power engineer, but I do have an electrical engineering education (small circuits). This was the first time I was exposed to Transmission, Generators, and majority of the items on the exam. I took the School PE course and it taught me alot. I figure I need to practice more how "per units" work and get the NESC book. Any advice of yours is appreciated. My diagnostic is attached but I have no idea what to make of it. The topics are so generalized I dont know which problems to practice for each to get better. Any thoughts are welcome Thanks
  11. I am selling the below the items that I used when I took the October 2016 PE Power Exam and passed (first time, woohoo!), since I won’t be needing the PE Prep material anymore (all bought new between March and July 2016, lightly used). The Complex Imaginary and NCEES practice Exams were a huge help in getting myself in the rhythm of working problems in 6 minutes or less on average. It also gave me enough problems that I could rotate through exams without getting that feeling of “oh yeah! I remember how the solution read for this last time...” I picked up the other books (Chelapati Power PE Exam Reference and Grainger’s book) after digging around on the web for good references to have during test time. Chelapati was a good reference to get back into the mode of working problems and thinking them through, though the examples in this book aren’t really set up for a 6 minute solution. I did wind up finding answers to a couple specific problems in this book during the exam. Lastly, I am also selling my copy of Power System Analysis by Grainger and Stevenson because it is more theoretical than I need for the day-to-day work at my job. I came to several answers on the exam that I would have otherwise missed by looking up topics in this book; particularly for sequence components, transmission lines, and the theory behind short circuit analysis. ** Notice: this is an ‘international’, paperback copy ** Contents with links to the correct versions of the books: NCEES Power Practice Exam Complex Imaginary Vol 1-4 (single book) Chelapati PE Exam Reference Power System Analysis; Grainger, Stevenson (paperback international) I am asking $200 + shipping for the whole set. Items shipped from the great state of Oklahoma (Tulsa) after payment is received and/or check has cleared. I accept: PayPal, check, or money order. I can also provide photos of the books to verify quality, edition, etc.; just PM me. For anyone who is interested, the other materials I reference during the exam that I am hanging onto as they were great to have (or were borrowed): 2014 NEC Handbook NFPA 70E 2012 NESC Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems by Wildi My 3” Binder full of printouts, handouts, and the hundreds of problems I worked.
  12. Up for sale are the practice exam materials that I used to study for, and pass, the October 2016 electrical power PE exam. I bought each practice exam brand new from NCEES & Complex Imaginary a few months before the exam and all are in "like-new" condition (did not write on any pages, no torn pages, no highlight marks). I would highly recommend using these or similar practice exams while studying for your exam. I found the difficulty level of the NCEES practice exam to be slightly more representative of the actual exam than the CI material. However, the CI provides more practice problems and will serve as a better overall study guide for the exam. The following items are included for a total price of $150 (I'll cover the cost of UPS shipment). Photos are available upon request. Please feel free to respond to this post, PM, or send me an email with any questions, my email is Paypal would be my preferred method of payment. 1. Complex Imaginary Practice Exams - Complete Set (vol. 1-4) (retail $150) 2. Complex Imaginary Electrical Code Drill Book - Based on 2014 version of NEC (retail $30) 3. NCEES - PE Electrical and Computer Practice Exam (retail $39.95)
  13. Did anyone else find any of the power factor angle questions to be a bit faulty? Without getting into details or nature of the question. Let me just ask this. Is a "coil" at anytime ever just purely resistive? (in this case wouldn't it be just a resistor?)
  14. Ok...So........This was my third try at licensure. I took it in Chicago where Continental Testing Services is the protecting entity. When I sat in my seat I noticed that my test card said "Computer Engineering" "I checked the wrong discipline when I registered! . I panicked and told the one of the reps for CTS that I believe I may be taking the wrong exam. They when elsewhere to discuss with I guess whomever was supervising and said they would allow me take the Power as they have one extra exam of each discipline. They wrote my name and ID on the new test book and cross out C.E and wrote in power on the test card. They, also stated they would write up small incident report to submit to the board. I felt very confident about my test this go round as I studied my arse off. HOWEVER, today I was curious and gave NCEES personnel at call to see if my situation would be honored. Their response was something like "Your test with be graded for whatever exam you registered for" this case "Computer Engineering". Major kicked to the face. So I took the Power exam but they are going to grade my scantron sheet as if I took the C.E test!? said that CTS doesn't have authority to change the test. BUT, then went on to say that I need to contact CTS because if anyone can address this situation its them and NOT NCEES, which is confusing...........I emailed someone from CTS and I'm awaiting a response....I'm in EXTREME PANICKED RIGHT NOW.....has anyone heard of a situation like this before
  15. Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam (Power) - Five Sample Exams (Third Edition) - Includes 400 Sample Questions and Solutions - Mixture of Quantitative and Qualitative Sample Problems - Excellent Diagnostic Tool to Identify Areas for Improvements and Gaps in Reference Material - Many Sample Problems Available to Practice with to Build Confidence - Test Taking Strategy provided - Improves Your Process of Elimination for Answer Choices - Includes Questions for the NEC & NESC $ 99.99
  16. Let's say I have a 120/208V 3Ø 4W 100A panelboard serving an area. On this panel I put a 40A 208V 3Ø motor and the rest of the loads on this panel are 120V single breakers, lets say they're non linear so there is current in the neutral. Per NEC I have to bring 3#3 AWG wires to this panel, but can I technically use a 60A neutral now? My reasoning for this is that 40A is gonna be dissipated into the motor and doesn't have a return wire to the neutral bar, while all the other loads on the panel have return wires. May sound stupid but what is your guys take on this?
  17. Hi, I just passed the April 2016 exam and am selling my books: (1) Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam Condition: Almost New, may have some pencil markings Price:$150 + shipping (2)Power Practice Problems for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam Condition: Like New Price:$50 + shipping (3)Power Practice Exams for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam Condition: Like New Price:$50 + shipping (4)NCEES PE Electrical and Computer: Power Sample Questions & Solutions Condition: Like New Price:$30 + shipping (5)Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power): Second Edition Condition: Very Good, has light pencil markings Price:$60 + shipping All (5) items would be discounted to $300 and would include the customizable tabs usually included with PPI packages. If located in NYC, we can exchange in person and there would be no shipping charges of course. Message me if you're interested in any of the references. Thanks!
  18. how involved are the problems involving these topics? has there been problems involving zeta, correction factors, etc.? Also, will there be anything with root locus, nyquist stability, etc.?
  19. Does anyone have any advice on how to study for the NESC? There are no study guides, no courses, no review books, nothing. I cannot even find TABS for the 2012 version (which is used on the next test)
  20. Anyone has Complex Imaginary Practice Exams and/or Electrical Code Drillbook for sale?
  21. Hello all, It is getting down to brass tax, and I have been reviewing material for days now. I have a question about voltage drop. in the NCEES sample exam, problem 136, the solution states that the APPROXIMATE Vd=I (X sin theta + R cos theta). I also seen a Voltage drop equation being Vd = |I| (R cos theta - X sin theta), and another being Vd = |I| ((R/1000)*L* cos theta -(X/1000)*L* sin theta). I am just trying to understand the differeneces. The last one I put into my notes a while ago and don't remember the application. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  22. Hi, I have the following Power PE prep books for sale: 1. Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam Condition: Excellent, except Lighting chapter where there are some highlights Price: $140 + shipping ($197 on Amazon) 2. Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) Condition: Excellent Price: $65 + shipping ($119 on Amazon) 3. NCEES Sample Questions and Solutions Condition: Good (some handwritten notes in the solutions section) Price: $25 + shipping ($64 on Amazon) 4. Complex Imaginary Practice Exams (vol 1, 2, 3, 4) and Code Drill Book Condition: Older version (2011-2012), with some errors. Price: Free with purchase of #1, or #2 and #3. Please PM me if you're interested.
  23. Hi all, I just passed 2015 OCT PE exam. I have the following books for sale: (1) The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing The Power PE Exam; Alexander S. Graffeo Condition: Good, some handwritten notes, all pages are bound Price: $75 (2) NCEES Power PE Practice Exam Condition: New, no handwritten notes Price: $25 (3) Complex Imaginary Practice Exams (Complete Set Vol 1-4) Condition: Good, some handwritten notes, all pages are bound Price: $115 (4) Complex Imaginary 2011 Electrical Code Drill Book Condition: Good, some handwritten notes, all pages are bound Price: $20 Buy any one, add $5 for shipping ALL 4 Books: $220 (inluding shipping) Thanks and I do pray and hope that these referneces will help you in your PE Exam preparations.
  24. Just passed by FE in July, now trying to gather material and study for April PE Power. Few of my colleagues have given me few suggestions from their experience but the cost of buying all they suggested are monumental. I am afraid to ask but is there a guide+practice booklet that kind a one stop shop? Money is tight so I am trying to purchase only items that are necessary for me to effectively study. any suggestions?
  25. Does anyone have a copy of the Chelapati's books errata sheets for Vol. 1 and 2? I've noticed some of what I consider to be some errors but I wanted to make sure. Also, I have contacted the author, but haven't had any response yet. If anyone has attended the course taught by IIT, please let me know if these corrections were discussed in the course. Thank you