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  1. Everyone, I've seen a lot of posts all over the place from people studying for the upcoming exam. I thought it would be a good idea to get an April 2020 thread started for everyone to ask questions, share resources and provide knowledge all in one place. @BebeshKing @MEtoEE @SparkyBill @pigking8190 @SCU2019 @wiliki @daydreambeliever @Crimsonwar @akyip If you know of anyone else that is studying, feel free to tag them.
  2. The PE Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power Reference Handbook is available now. It can be found under Reference Handbooks on the right side of your screen when you log into MyNCEES. Also, there was an announcement that a new Power practice test will be released in August. No specifics on the date. I skimmed it and one thing that jumped out at me initially is in section 3.6.1 Single Line Diagrams has a list of common relay definitions according to ANSI standards. Am I missing something here?
  3. I passed my P.E exam October 2019 but it was a beast! I'm selling all of the study material that I used. All are in great shape, just gently used during my study time. They include: NCEES Power PE Practice Questions AND Complex Imaginary Tests 1-4 AND Engineering PRO Test. So 6 Practice Tests all worked in detail, and sorted by subject matter. This was a lifesaver on the test. I was able to turn quickly to a topic to refresh my memory if there was a similar sample question. This was amazingly helpful since I was able to complete some questions in under 1 minute instead of 6 which left a lot of time for the more difficult or unusual problems. Will sell together only since they are already sorted and will provide the most help in this format. Each test was about $40 - $45 but I will sell all six for $135. NEC Handbook 2017 with tabs - This is a must for the exam! Bought it new for $174. Will sell for $120. Complex Imaginary electrical Code Drill book - Very handy for practice in locating code. Helps with your speed and accuracy. There were a TON of questions from the NEC, a lot more than the official breakdown has listed. But wait! That's not all! If you buy the NEC Handbook I will sell this one for $12 plus a set of ginzu knives. Separate it will cost $25. NESC - Safety Code (spiral bound) - This is also a must. There were probably 5 questions on the test where you HAD to have this one. NESC on sale for $110 NESC 2012 Handbook - a companion to the above. I will throw this one in free if you buy the NESC above. Engineering Economicly Analysis: A very helpful book to have even though there are at max 2 questions on this topic. But when every point counts it can come in handy. Plus this one is cheap. Sells for $15 Power Generation, Operations and Control by Wood & Wollenburg. Can in handy for a question on AGC and Economic dispatch. Sells for $15. Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems by Theodore Wildi (Soft cover). Simply the best resource on Machines. You need this one too. Awesome reference and extremely useful. Sells for 25.00 Power System Analysis by Glover and Sarma. Super Reference and great for re-learning the stuff you forgot from Power I and II. Very good for practice problems (the more you work the better off you are on the test!). I used it on the exam to save my bacon on at least 2 questions. Sells for 35. I am located in the Birmingham, AL area and local meeting is possible or I can FedEx (or UPS or USPS) the books to you (but you must pay postage.) Please feel free to text me...... Two-oh-five-602 - six nine seven five. ALSO, I will accept Venmo only. I wish you luck in your studies. Using these resources helped me pass on the first try. Dan
  4. Does anyone have the NEC 2017 Handbook and/or the NESC book that they would sell? The price for these books new is absurd.
  5. I have several materials for sale related to the Power PE exam. I used all of these resources in varying degrees as part of my exam prep and received my PASS. Many were brought in to the exam room with me. I also have some leftover FE Electrical materials as well. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in any of them. PayPal for payment. Free Shipping. Will consider offers. Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems by Theodore Wildi $25 NCEES Practice Exam $10 (Problems have my worked solutions) Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam 2nd. Edition by John A. Camara $40 Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam 1st. Edition by John A. Camara $35 FE Materials Study Guide for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical & Computer CBT Exam by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $25 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical and Computer Practice Exam #1 by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $15 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical and Computer Practice Exam #2 by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $15 OR $40 for all 3 FE Electrical and Computer CBT Review Manual by Michael R. Lindeburg $35 Sold Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam Sample Test Volume I by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam Sample Test Volume II by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 NFPA 497 $25 NFPA 499 $25 NFPA 30B $25 NFPA 70 Handbook 2017 Hardcover Tabbed with Tom Henry KEY WORD INDEX $65 Tom Henry's KEY WORD INDEX Based on the 2017 Code Handbook Edition Softcover book $15 NFPA 70E 2018 $25 Spin-Up For the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) Five Sample Exams 2nd Edition by Cory Lanza (Some writing and circled answers throughout) $15 NESC 2012 Spiralbound (worked perfect for me during October 2019 exam!) $15 The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam by Alexander S. Graffeo (Writing throughout and blank sheets at the end are completely filled with formulas and notes) $30 Complex Imaginary Electrical Code Drill Book 2nd. Edition (Writing on first 6 pages) $10 Power Sample Exams for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara $15 Power Practice Problems for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara $15 Study Guide for PE Electrical and Computer Power Exam by Wasim Asghar (answers to practice problems are circled) $20 The Ultimate Electrical Engineering Training Manual for the Power PE Exam by Tony Watson (answers are circled) $20 Power System Analysis & Design by J. Duncan Glover $25 ShoreBrook PE Power Power Practice $10 (Some writing and circled answers) KAPLAN PE Power Electrical Engineering License Review Study Guide by Howard A. Smolleck (very minor highlighting) $10 KAPLAN Electrical Engineering 360 Problems & Solutions for the PE Exam 2nd Edition by Edward Karalis (pencil writing throughout) $10 KAPLAN PE Power Electrical Engineering Sample Exam by Thyagarajan Srinivasan $10 Electrical Engineering Sample Examinations for the Power, Electrical and Electronics, and Computer PE Exams by John A. Camara $15 Electrical Engineering Quick Reference for the Power, Electrical and Electronics, and Computer PE Exams by John A. Camara $15
  6. Taking the Exam My method of taking the exam was to work problems I knew how to do first. I marked those with an A. Then, when I came across a code question I would mark it with a star, mark questions I think I knew how to do with a B, and mark questions I didn’t know what to do with a C. After going through all the questions answering only the ones I felt good on first, I then went through and worked B questions. If I ended up figuring it out, I changed the B to an A, if I had to make an educated guess I left it as a B. I then worked code questions. If I found the answer, I changed the star to an A, or if I had to make an educated guess I marked it as a B. If I had to blindly guess I marked it with a C. I then went through and worked questions marked with a C. I used the formula A*0.9 + B*0.5 + C*0.25 to get a tentative score (where A, B, and C are the number of questions marked as such). I then spent time working on C's and B's to get them to B's and A's until my score was where I wanted it. I didn't want to go over my original A answers too much, because I didn't want to start second guessing my answers. My target score was 28.75 for each session, or 28.75 / 40 = 72%. Study Dates and Times 12 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 11 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 10 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 9 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 8 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 7 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 6 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 5 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 4 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 3 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 2 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 1 Wk before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr Around 74 hours of total study time. I was pretty rusty when I first started studying since I hadn't really done hand calculations since school. I started off with the Tues/Sat approach to exercise my memory recall. Surprisingly, studying every single day doesn't help with recall, which is very important. During this Tues/Sat split is when the formulas and problem solving processes where solidified. Once I became comfortable with that, I then started working on just cranking out practice problems Tu/Thur/Sat (mainly because these were the only free days I had). Everything I did revolved around practice problems. I never just studied material hoping I would come across it on the exam. If I came across a problem that I didn't know (for example, how torque and slip are related for a motor), I would just spend time studying that specific material until I felt very comfortable with answering the problem, then moved on to the next problem. After I finished working through the Complex Imaginary practice exams (1-4) (during the Tue/Sat split), I started doing "timed" morning/afternoon sessions from other exams on Saturdays. I say "timed" because I didn't spend the whole 4 hours on it. I just worked through each problem once and finished in about 2-3 hours. Then on Tues & Thurs I spent time reviewing only the problems I missed. For example, I would work the morning session of an Eng Pro Guide exam on Saturday, then review my missed problems Tues and Thurs. Then the next Saturday I would do the afternoon session of the exam. Of course, if I finished early on Saturday I would begin work on studying missed problems until I reached 3 hours. During all these I hovered around the 70%-90% range for each Saturday practice session. I made note of where my holes were, and tried to focus on fixing them. One of my biggest holes was calculating voltage drop for single-phase circuits. I would always forget to multiply my R+jX by 2 to account for the return path. I had to develop a habit to stop every time I came across a voltage drop question and ask myself, "Is this single phase?" Your study time may vary. I found that personally, the 2-3 hours was the sweet spot for me to be able to retain information. Some people find longer hours work better, and some may do well with less hours. References Taken to the Exam NEC Indispensable! You will use this a lot. I did not use the handbook version because I was comfortable with just the code since I had to heavily use it in a previous job. I did buy the tabs, though. Those were very helpful. NESC Required. Used for 2-3 problems. NFPA 70E Required. Used for a few problems. NFPA 497, 499, and 30B Required. Used for 1 problem, I think. Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals (Chapman) My choice of book for rotating machines. This is the book I used in school, so I was very familiar with the contents and layout. I found the book very helpful for not only preparation, but I also used it during the exam mainly for it’s graphs to answer conceptual questions. Power System Analysis (Saadat) My choice of book for power system analysis. Again, I used this book in school so I was already familiar with it. Used to refresh on per unit and other topics. I don’t remember if I used it much on the exam, but I felt comfortable having it with me. Power System Analysis & Design (Glover) I found this book the week of the exam. I ordered it and received it in the mail the day before I left for the exam. I’m glad I did, because it helped me solve 1 problem. I originally answered the exam question without any references, but during my second-checking, I found I had answered the question incorrectly because of this book. Well worth the money for that one problem! Protective Relaying Principles and Applications (Blackburn) I didn’t use this at all while studying or during the exam. However, it's a good book and the content is very informative. It is more of a masters level book, so it assumes you are already very familiar with basic power concepts. The Electrical Engineer’s Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam (Graffeo) I really like this book, especially for its symmetrical components section. There are also a lot of random formulas for the applications section of the exam (like lighting, batteries, power electronics, etc.) Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam *Get this book* I found this book about 2 weeks out from the exam. I’m so glad I did! This book is well worth the money (like, $40?). Buy it along with the two practice exams! Reference Sheets Personal Formula Sheet MVA Method Notes ANSI Device Numbers Engineering Economy Formulas Average and Effective Values of Waveforms Reliability Notes TCC Curve Notes Mike Holt NEC Index Open Delta Transformer Notes and Equations Fluke ABCs of DMMs N4L Application Note - 014 3 Phase 2 Wattmeter Power Measurements GE Instrument Transformer Basic Technical Information and Application Substation Bus Schemes Power Factor Correction Multipliers Practice Exams NCEES Practice Exam (Errata) Good, but not as difficult as the real exam. Buy it. Complex Imaginary Exams (Vols. 1-4) Very good for refreshing on more power system analysis questions. Buy it. Cram for the Professional Electrical Engineer and Computer Power Exam (I & II) Very good! Buy these practice exams! The Electrical Engineer’s Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam Sample (From reference book) An odd exam, but every practice exam is helpful. Comes in the reference book. Engineering Pro Guides Final Exam Very similar to the difficulty of the real exam. Buy it. Shoot me a PM if you want a link to my reference sheets listed above.
  7. I have complex imaginary PE power practice exam volume 1-4 for sale $80 . It has 3 questions circled. Other than that it like new (Sold)
  8. Anybody want to share their failure scores with me? I'm trying to figure out about how close I need to get to pass. I failed, and made a 46/80. I'm only 6 months out of college and into my career as a Power engineer at a G&T Utility company. I kind of want to take it again in April, but my gut feeling says to wait a year to get more experience. I won't be eligible to get my license until 2022 anyways. Any suggestions on if I should wait/how hard it will be for me to get my score up in a year's time?
  9. Anyone took the test today? I took it in MO. Would love to hear how you guys felt about it to calm my anxiety haha. Did you feel like you nailed it? Which session was harder?
  10. Looking to sell my reference items. - Printed out 2017 NESC in 3-ring binder - $20 - Art and Science of Protective Relaying printed/binded - $20 - Protective Relay Principles by Sleva - $20 - 2011 NCEES practice exam with no marks - $15 - GT Binder - $300 - PE Review course notes and hand written reference notes - $300 - Wildi book (no marks-paperback edition) - $30 - PPI practice exam book (no marks) - $20 - CI Volumes 1-4 book (no marks) + Drill book - $90 - Graffeo (lots of markups in it) - $15 Everything - $700 Make reasonable offer if you want to bundle up different items.
  11. Hi, I am planning to take the Power PE Exam in October, 2019. Just wanted to see who else is on the same route and how you guys are preparing. Thanks.
  12. All those taking exam in Sacramento, California Area. Wondering where is the usual exam location for Power PE? Thanks.
  13. I am looking for more sample problems to do. I have done: The Electrical Engineering Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam by Alexander Graffeo NCEES PE electrical and computer engineering power practice exam (November 2014) Power Practice Exams by John Camara, PE 3rd Edition Power Practice Problems for Electrical and Computer PE Exam: A Companion to the Power Reference Manual by John Camara 2nd Edition Where can I get more problems, but I also dont want to do the same questions, for the Power PE Exam? I am open to doing it online.
  14. I passed April 2018 PE exam. I have all qualifications and submitted all required documents. My submitted check was cashed early/mid June. Does anyone know how long does it take to get approved? Should I expect to get an email when it’s approved? I’d appreciate any inputs.
  15. Hi everyone! Does anyone have complex imaginary sets and drill code books for sale? Thanks
  16. Hi everyone! Does anyone have complex imaginary sets and drill code books for sale? Thanks
  17. Hi, Does anyone have the electrical power pe references? please reach me out 2107580766 or thanks
  18. Hello, I am from Lubbock, Texas. Preparing for the 2019 Electrical Power PE Exam. I have found couple of good advice in this forum. I hope to get more ideas and suggestions from you guys. Thanks.
  19. I have been on this forum gathering tips and advice from people that failed in the past and i used it to prepare myself for this exam in April. Unfortunately i didn't pass either. I had the key study materials that i got really familiar with and i was very confident going into the exam but came out feeling defeated. I don't want to say i had a bad test day but i fee like studying for 4 hours a day 5 days a week for 3 full months should have gotten me more than ready for this exam. I even cut out distractions like games, going out drinking and devoted my entire time to prepping for this exam. I did not take an online course however, i had the Test-masters book as well as the EEPRM. Below is a full list of what i used in preparation of the exam 1. Complex imaginary Test 1-4 i went through this twice and felt really good about myself. 2. Testmaster Booklet and practice exams 3. PPI EEPRM, Ancilarries and the practice exams that comes with it. 4. Graffeo - Guide to passing the Power PE book (Fantastic book by the way) 5. Wilde book, didnt help soo much 6. NEC code book 7. NESC code book 8. NFPA book 9. NCEES Practice exam on my third try i was in the mid 80's I am just soo confused right now, because the parts i thought i failed on the exam, i actually did great in and i did terrible in the basics like Measurement and instrumentation, Protection and Power System performance which was all shocking since i thought i aced those problem during the exam. I know this is a long post, but i have no where to go but here and seeing how you guys helped others, i am hoping for the same here as well. Thanks in advance!
  20. Since Wildi's book is widely recommended for power PE exam I have been focusing on rotating machine chapters on this book till chapter 17 (synchronous machine). I was wondering what are the other chapters to study from this book. I don't want to bogged down on this book for less important topics and lose valuable study time (from a busy work schedule).
  21. If we follow last year’s pattern, the results will come out next Monday!!! This wait will eventually kill me.
  22. As you may know, NCEES has changed their Power PE outline. I have outlined the changes below. I think the biggest change is the increase in possible Protection problems from 8 to 13. New NCEES Outline: 1. Measurement & Instrumentation: Reduced the number of problems from 6 problems to 4 problems. Removed VOM metering and Wattmeters as a subtopic. 2. Applications: Changed topic name from Special Applications to Applications. Same number of problems. Added lighting energy efficiency and grounding as subtopics. 3. Codes and Standards: Increased from 10 problems to 12 problems. Added Hazardous area classification (NFPA 497, 499, 30B) 4. Circuits - Analysis: Same number of problems. Added single phase circuits, DC circuits and single-line diagrams as subtopics. 5. Circuits - Devices & Power Electronic Circuits: Same number of problems. Added converters and ladder logic as subtopics. 6. Induction and Synchronous Machines: Changed topic name from Rotating Machines. Decreased from 10 problems to 8 problems. Added subtopic electrical machine theory and removed subtopic speed-torque characteristics. 7. Electric Power Devices: Changed topic name from Electromagnetic Devices. Added subtopic Capacitors. Increased from 6 to 8 problems. 8. Power System Analysis: Changed topic name by combining two these two separate topics, System Analysis and Power System Performance. Decreased from 16 problems to 11 problems. Moved grounding from this topic to Applications. Removed subtopic load sharing parallel generators or transformers. 9. Protection: Changed from 8 questions to 13 questions. Added more specifics to subtopic protective relaying, which includes differential, distance, undervoltage and pilot.
  23. Hi, Can someone answer these questions: 1) Am I correct in thinking that Vbc = 480V and Vab = 120V? 2) Why is only I2 multiplied by 600V? Thanks
  24. Hi All, I have these for sale. All in like-new condition (99.92% new) Georgia Tech Study Binder (3-inch binder): This came with the online course, but the binder alone has so much helpful materials that helped me pass. It has many shortcuts and tricks on how to solve Power PE problems. I spent almost $1000 for the class so I'm asking for $360 for the binder. Alex Graffeo: The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam. Just an awesome book that contains so useful information & study material that aims at helping test takers to pass the PE Exam: $80 Complex Imaginary Sample Exams, complete sample exams set 1-4 of 320 questions & solutions: $120 Complex Imaginary Electrical Code Drill Book. This helps a lot if you want to train yourself with the NEC. There are about 12-15 questions related to NEC on the Power Exam: $20 NCEES Power PE Practice Exam. Contains 80 questions & solutions from NCEES: $20 Buyer pays actual cost of shipping items. Thanks for looking. All for $550 or individual price as listed. I'd prefer to sell the whole package. Thanks for looking.
  25. Folks, just wanted to share the number of books I rolled in with April 17th. Had I done this the first time, perhaps I would not have failed. It documented well on this board, I failed by 1 or 2 in October 16. The same day, I failed, I started studying. This may not work for some, perhaps you want to take a week off or two. But #NeverGiveUp and Never let someone tell you that you have too many books. I used all of them. And I used them well.
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