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    Best references for studying the NEC as a single unit?

    Happy to help! 😁 I think there are 2020 NEC versions out now too. I've looked through the journeyman book, and had several electrician trainees say it was helpful on exams.
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    Best references for studying the NEC as a single unit?

    Maybe Ray Holder's Journeyman and/or Master electrician study guides. I think he has a calculation book too. Amazon link
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    Would like some studying advice

    Good Luck! This post should help with paralleling transformers. And This post should help with per unit.
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    Would like some studying advice

    Don't feel bad about rescheduling if you dont feel ready! I agree with @akyip that youll never feel 100% ready, but you definitely need to get more comfortable and confindent. From your posts the last few weeks, I think you are absolutely on the right track. Go through the practice exams youve...
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    NCEES Released Power PE CBT Pass Rates

    This is so true! And it was definitely still a hard test despite nearly a year of preparation. I saw a post saying that no spots were available until February for the exam. So i doubt there were many people signing up to "wing" the exam in December and January. So results right now are...
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    Would like some studying advice

    @adg30  You're doing well!  Read a few threads here, collect some more study materials.... And if you need to delay your exam date more - do it. There is no shame in delaying because you feel unprepared. Be honest with how you are doing on practice exams and the study material you have. If you...
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    PASS! Thanks everyone for the support. Congrats to everyone who passed! Good job!
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    That's the nondisclosure agreement. Similar to the one that you sign for the FE.
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    ncees exam 518

    it's a rectifier so your AC in will be DC after the rectification. When you rectify AC into DC, your DC out of the rectifier circuit is a function of your ACmax voltage, not your ACrms voltage.  If it helps, imagine the rectifier as a DC source using the 3phase rectifier formula on page 47 and...
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    Check out the demo i linked above. it has an example of the FE reference book.
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    @SparkyBill I had 1 hour left on the clock when I walked out of the testing center. Definitely could have given myself some more time in the AM. I would have an idea on where to look for most of the qualitative questions that I would want to look at a reference for- or at least could check 3-4...
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    My experience seemed much the same as @DilutedAr18 and @DuranDuran - except my exam room was hot, and there was a varying amount of construction sounds so I used the provided noise cancelling headphones. I do wish I had been able to have a drink or chew some gum in the test room.  I super...
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    PE Power New CBT Exam

    I found this yesterday... gives an idea of what the screen is going to be like. i suspect each code book will be it's own tab. https://wsr.pearsonvue.com/demo/
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    ncees exam 507 number of poles

    The basic idea is that sync speed is faster than rotor speed. The nameplate always list the shaft speed for that motor - which is always going to be less than sync speed because of all the losses (friction, windage, etc.) nameplate RPMs are less than synchronous speeds because your motor...
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    How many times can one take the exam?

    From the NCEES examine guide Nov 2020 edition: "Retaking the Exam NCEES policy allows examinees to attempt a particular NCEES examination one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period. Some licensing boards have a more restrictive policy. Visit ncees.org/boards...
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    Main purpose of overprotection in NEC or any other literature?

    I was taught that in a motor starter, overloads are to protect your motor, SCCP or OCPD (breaker or fuses) were to protect your wiring. When there is a fault, you get lots of amps which means lots of heat - this is bad.   Your breaker or fuses are meant to protect your cables -- which is why...
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    Capacitance to neutral? PPI Exam 1 Question 68

    page 36 but it's in a weird format
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    Capacitance to neutral? PPI Exam 1 Question 68

    single phase formulas are different that 3 phase formulas for this. Check out Zach's online course Ch8.7 Transmission Lines. It doesn't really give an explanation though. For more explanation check out Power systems Analysis by Grainger and Stevenson -- Chapter 5.3 Capacitance of a Two-wire...
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    How much time does it take for you to complete each practice exam?

    The only thing with the NEC is that I need to remember to read exceptions. I'm pretty comfortable with the index and table of contents though. FE wasn't too bad... I think the AM session was the worst -  granted I took it in 2012. For this I'm definitely worried more about being asked a...
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    How much time does it take for you to complete each practice exam?

    @akyip, @SparkyBill, @Byk Thanks so much! Good luck to ya'll too!  This right here! So many things. I developed so many formula sheets for myself. I would love to have my own notes on the unsymmetrical fault current analysis stuff. I'm not great at deriving things on the fly (especially while...
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