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Top & Best Books & Guides for Electricians and Apprentices

Best Books for Electricians and Apprentices in 2022

The following list provides a series of authentic books and guides which will properly help you to become an ultra pro max electrician :). It is also suggested and most recommended step by step pocket guides based on reference sheets, tables & charts, wiring diagrams and step by step installation tutorials for electrical engineers, technicians, electrical contractors, estimators, DIY stuff hobbyists related to electricity and especially for apprentices, tradesmen, journeyman and electricians. 

Top & Best Books & Guides for Electricians and Apprentices

Black & Decker – Updated Wiring Guide – 8th Edition

Black & Decker step by step guide for general and home wiring book is the 8th Edition (Updated) according to the NEC (National Electrical Codes) – US, 2020-2022 Codes. It is one of the most selling electrical wiring installation user manuals in the United States. It shows and explains chapter wise about the basic home circuits, safety, conduit, cables and wires, switches, circuit-breakers and panels with the help of using basic and advanced techniques as well as essential tools, devices and materials.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring Updated 8th Edition

It consists on 800+ photos as well as 40+ explanatory wiring diagrams according to National Electrical Codes. Ut is recommended for electricians and apprentices to keep them updated with the help of this guide.

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The Electrician’s Trade Demystified

If you want to supercharge your career as a master electrician, The Electrician’s Trade Demystified is the final choice. As promised by the book author, this guide makes it easy to prepare for licensing exams, job success and makes the trads job fun(ny).

Each chapter of this book consists of step by step tutorials, related wiring diagrams, solved examples, question and answers and explanatory quizzes and final exercise according to NEC for different states and regions.

The Electrician's Trade Demystified

As a journeyman, if you want to become a pro electrician, just get The Electrician’s Trade DeMYSTiFieD right now.

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Electrical Guide of Questions, Answers and Illustrations

It is a very basic and simple guide about electricity and static electricity, conductors and insulators, primary cells and batteries, dynamos and generators and much more about power and utilization of electricity.

Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One Questions, Answers, & Illustrations

It is a comprehensive guide (originally published in 1914) and hence recommended for electrical engineers, electricians, students and those who want to know about how electricity works and its applications in different fields.

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At Your Best as an Electrician

This is a step by step and well explanatory guide and all about electricians for those who want to become a master electrician and build their own dreamy business.

This is the book that will tell you how to become an electrician? Why should you be an electrician? How to become a successful electrician? How to find work as an electrician and how much can you earn to do so? And finally, how to build your own small business while doing electrical work?

At Your Best as an Electrician

If you want to upgrade from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master electrician and build your own business as a pro electrician, get this book at once.

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Electrician’s Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems

The step by step guide written by a veteran electrician with 40+ years of field experience about Control and Monitoring Systems, Installation, Troubleshooting and Maintenance.

This book simply explains the ladder diagrams, symbols and drawings, control devices and equipment and monitoring systems in the interconnected networks according to NEC 2008.

Electrician's Guide to Control and Monitoring Systems - Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance

This well explained book is recommended for electricians, electrical contractors, journeyman and on job maintenance workers.

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Electrician’s Pocket Manual

Electrician’s Pocket Manual is a handy tool written by Rex Miller (Published by McGraw-Hill) which shows  compact, basic and important formulas, tables and circuit & wiring diagrams instead of lengthy content. It can be quickly used as a reference for essential information related to on job sites.

Electrician's Pocket Manual

The 2nd Edition is updated according to NEC 2005 with new codes, symbols, drawing and CAD diagrams for home wiring, control circuits of electric motors  and much more.

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How to Read Electrical Drawings

As the name suggests, this book will help you to easily read and understand the different types of electrical wiring diagrams, drawings, sketches, figures and pictures.

How to Read Electrical Drawings - Electrician's Book

The colored version is recommended for electrical contractors, electricians, engineers, estimators, apprentices and an individual hobbyist who is interested in electricity or wants to make a successful career in the field of construction business.

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Electrician’s Calculations Manual

The second edition (revised by NEC – 2011) of Electrician’s Calculations Manual shows the basic calculations for any job related to electrical engineering and given jobs about wiring installations.

Electrician's Calculations Manual, Second Edition

This guide can be used as preparation for an electrician’s license as it covers both AC & DC circuits, solve examples and problems related to motor control circuits and electrical transformers etc. Additionally, it provides reference questions/answers and final tests at the end of each chapter.

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Electrician’s Troubleshooting and Testing

This quick reference book is designed for any job site related to electricians which describe the process in very details about monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of different electrical devices, equipment, machines and electrical systems.

You will be able to improve the skills according to the recent updates in the trades about latest troubleshooting tools, testing instruments, systems and equipment with the help of time saving charts, tables and diagrams provided in this handy guide.

Electrician's Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide, Third Edition

In short, the third edition is the ultimate electrical equipment troubleshooting as pocket guide.

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Questions & Answers for Electrician’s Examinations

The 15th edition of Questions & Answers for Electrician’s Examinations is the essential resource if you really need to pass the final electrician’s examination and get a local / state license in the trade.

Questions & Answers for Electrician’s Examinations

It provides detailed info plus sample questions and explanatory answers and reviews material according to National Electrical Code (2011). You will confidently pass the exams as the guide helps you to easily understand the definitions, specifications and regulations according to NEC with the help of question & answer sessions and solved examples.

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Electrician’s Instant Answers

If you (as an electrician) seek the right answer, Electrician’s Instant Answers is for you then.

An elegant guide based on facts, tips, tables, charts, photographs and wiring diagrams is the final choice for those who want to know the exact answer without wasting hours on long articles.

The books basically cover the following topics in very details viz calculation methods based on rightest codes, testing and measuring tools and equipment, measuring techniques, branch, service and feeder circuits for panels, different wiring methods and tutorials, new and existing connection / modification, underground circuits and termination communication, maintenance and troubleshooting, safety and protection and much more.

Electrician's Instant Answers

In simple words, it is a portable guide based on facts and appropriate code related to the electrical wiring installations.

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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician 

The third edition of the Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician is a comprehensive practical guide for electricians, electrical engineers and professionals in the trade.

The book covers the basic concepts and advance tutorials such as electric circuits, single phase and three phase power calculations, portable backup generators and batteries power, grounding & bonding, electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, protection and safety with the help of well drawn photographs, wiring diagrams and illustration of figures, voltage spreadsheets and conversion tables and charts.

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

This guide also covers the essentials designs, project set-up and monitoring the power distribution systems with real world examples, problems and solutions. Additionally, it covers the preparation for Entertainment Electrician Certification (ETCP) and Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification (PPDTC) exams.

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Journeyman Electrician

As a final touch, don’t miss the The Journeyman Electrician Passbook® which is rich in resources for practical exams for electricians and apprentices.

Journeyman Electrician

The core of the contents covered in this book are fundamentals of electricity, fundamentals of wiring and hundreds of questions and answers based on the samples of examination in the trade.

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Bonus Books: (For Kids and You)

‎ABCs of Engineering

Fans of Chris Ferrie’s ABCs of Biology, ABCs of Space, and ABCs of Physics will love this introduction to engineering for babies and toddlers!

‎ABCs of Engineering

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University baby board book series is the perfect introduction to science for infants and toddlers. It makes a wonderful science baby gift for even the youngest engineer. Give the gift of learning to your little one at birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and beyond!

  • A is for Amplifier
  • B is for Battery
  • C is for Carnot Engine


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Electricians Colorful Cartoons (For Kids and You)

As a fun, the Electricians Colorful Cartoon eBook is a gift for both of you and your kids. The book provides cartoon illustrations related to electrical engineering, electricians’ work and basic electricity applications. In addition, free coloring pages can be downloaded from a URL given in the book.

Electricians Colorful Cartoon Illustrations

This way, your kid will join you and become an ultra-pro-max electrician in the future, same as YOU :).

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I hope you like the list of best books and guides for electricians, journeyman, apprentices, electrical engineers, hobbyists and anyone related to DIY stuff related to electricity. In addition, we will update this list from time to time and will add more interesting resources and new books related to the trade. So don’t forget to bookmark this page as well as share with your friends who may be interested in it. Thanks

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