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1. ## April 2018 PE Exam

And yes, Zach's article was very helpful for me deciding which books to buy, I was very impressed with this well thought out list!

3. ## CO results in

I managed to pass first try, much relief!
4. ## Spin Up 4-75 open circuit test error?

Yea, and the answer key says "The open circuit test has the high side open"... :/
5. ## Spin Up 4-75 open circuit test error?

The question asks: "During an open circuit test for a transformer?" a) The high side has rated voltage applied, b) The high side is open, c) The low side is shorted, d) Both a & c, e) None of the above. They have b as the answer, but this seems totally wrong. It should be a?
6. ## Accidentally bought the 2017 NEC....

I thought about that but the only problem is I don't know if they highlight changes in tables or not.
7. ## Accidentally bought the 2017 NEC....

I bought the 2017 NEC Handbook, thinking it was over that, but apparently it is the 2014 being used on the exam. I do have a 2014 version (code book, not handbook) as well, but unfortunately I had all of my page references on a lookup sheet for the 2017. Luckily the code references are also there. I guess do I just try to use the 2014?
8. ## Complex Imaginary 1-40

I'm just wondering, why does this problem have the wye phase impedances different from the node denotation? Ex: Node A has Zc, B Za, C Zb. Why not just denote them A Za, B Zb, C Zc? Also, are the equations in the solution correct? Thanks.
9. ## EE's Guide to PE Power error?

Nevermind, found an errata on the book website. http://powerpeexamguide.com/about-the-power-p-e-exam/errata.html It should be negative like I thought.
10. ## EE's Guide to PE Power error?

I am looking at page 16-17, where it has the phase currents Ia, Ib, Ic for delta connection. It says the line currents lag the phase currents by 30 deg on pg 16, but the equations on pg 17 look like the line currents are leading the phase currents by 30 deg. It has for example Ia = Iab * sqrt3 * angle30deg. Please help, thanks.
11. ## GA Tech vs EE Guide Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit

Hi All, I see some differences between the GA Tech equivalent circuit for an induction motor vs the EE Guide to Passing the PE. The GA Tech has the stator impedance between the input and core impedance, whereas the EE Guide has the stator impdance on the other side. I'm looking at pages 7-RM-34 in GA Tech and 86 in EE Guide respectively. Thanks.
12. ## NEC reference cards ok to bring?

HI all, I'm just wondering if it is ok to bring the NEC reference cards on the exam? I see that NFPA sells 13 cards, and, Amazon has what looks like a single 8.5x11 laminated card ("2017 National Electrical Code NEC Quick-Card by Builders Book Inc"). I'm just not sure if these are loose sheets or something and wouldn't be allowed. Thanks.
13. ## Online Review Course Recommendation

I can see I'm not going to get anywhere on this topic with you...I'm done trying. While I'm sure most interactions you've had with new users has been positive, I really think you need to rethink how you approach certain new users on here who are looking for help. This is especially true being Staff on this website and thus an ambassador for it because it can reflect poorly on the site itself. Just telling someone new to this site and the entire PE prep process (and who hasn't been an active user on here for many years like yourself) who has already searched for awhile, has run into difficulty and is genuinely looking for help, to tell them with dogged insistence to just keep doing more of the same and to "simply use the search function" among other of your comments is not only unhelpful, but rather condescending.