Educational Resources: Portable Power Distribution Technician

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This bibliography is not intended to be a definitive compilation, but merely an additional resource for locating relevant reference materials. If you do not see electrical reference material that should be included in the bibliography, please contact ETCP with the complete bibliography listing information. ETCP makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or content of any of the resources contained in the bibliography.

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ANSI E1.51, The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use At 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Television, Film, Live Performance and Event Industries in Canada
, gives guidance on how to safely use single-conductor portable power feeder cable, a power distribution technique about which the Canadian Electrical Code is largely silent. 

Key Resources

American Electrician’s Handbook, Fourteenth edition, Terrell Croft and Wilford I. Summers, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2002.

Basic Electrical Theory, Michael Holt, Second edition, Mike Holt Enterprises, Tamarac, FL, 2004.

Canadian Electrical Code, 20th Edition, Canadian Standards Association, Mississauga, ON 2009.

Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Ray A. Jones, Kenneth G. Mastrullo and Jane G. Jones, National Fire Protection Assoc, Quincy, MA, 2004.

National Electrical Code Handbook, Eleventh Edition, Mark W. Earley, Jeffrey S. Sargent, Joseph V. Sheehan, E. William Buss, National Fire Protection Assoc., Quincy, MA 2008.

NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Ray A. Jones, Kenneth G. Mastrullo and Jane G. Jones, National Fire Protection Assoc, Quincy, MA, 2004.

Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, Third edition, Harry C. Box, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2003. (Kindle edition)

Understanding NEC Calculations, 3rd Edition, Mike Holt, Delmar Publishers, Albany, NY 1999. 

Additional Resources

Basic Electrical Safety Precautions for Motion Picture and Television Off Studio Lot Location Productions, Robert England, City of LA Dept. of Building and Safety, Los Angeles, CA. August 1 2002.

Basic Electricity, Research & Education Assoc., Piscataway, NJ 2002.

Basic Electricity, U.S. Navy, Dover Publications, New York, 1969. Original publication 1960 by the United States Printing Office.

Basic Electricity: Complete Course, Volumes 1-5, Valkenburgh, Nooger and Neville, Prompt Publications; Revised edition (February 1, 1992)

OSHA- The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), US Government, Washington DC. February 13, 1996.

OSHA- Definitions and Requirements for National Recognized Testing Laboratories, US Government, Washington, DC. July 31, 2002.

OSHA- Electrical - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S, US Government, Washington, DC.

Electrician’s Pocket Manual, Rex Miller, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2000. (Kindle edition)

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Richard Cadena, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2009. (Kindle edition)

Electricity One (thru Seven), Third edition, Harry Mileaf, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 1999.

General Information for Electrical Equipment Directory, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Northbrook, IL 2002.

“Hey Rube!” IAEI News, Xen George Anchales, September – October, 2004.

Lessons in Electric Circuits Volume II - AC, Tony R. Kuphaldt, 2007

Limited Journeyman Stage Electrician License State of Oregon, Oregon Administrative Rules 918-282-0230, Oregon Dept. of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Div., Salem, OR. January 1, 2002.

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Handbook, Ron Cote and Gregory E. Harrington, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2006.

OSHA- Personnel Protective Equipment – 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, US Government, Washington, DC.

Pocket Reference, Thomas J. Glover, Sequoia Publishing, Littleton, CO 1994.

NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, 2010 Edition, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2010.

Safety Bulletin #23 Guidelines for Working with Lighting Systems and Other Electrical Equipment Contract Services Administration Trust Fund,. Encino, CA 2000.

Soares Book on Grounding, Eighth edition, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Richardson, TX, 2001.

Stallcup’s Generator and Transformer Book, James Stallcup Sr. and James Stallcup Jr., National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2003.

Standard for Safety for Portable Power-Distribution Equipment, Second edition, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Northbrook, IL, 2000.

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Fourteenth edition, Donald G. Fink and H. Wayne Beaty, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2000. (Kindle edition)

Temporary Electric Wiring for Carnivals, Conventions, Exhibitions, Fairs and Similar Uses LA Dept. of Building and Safety, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. November 11, 2000.

Ugly’s Electrical References, George V. Hart and Sammie Hart, Burleson Distributing Corp., Houston, TX, 2008.

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