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Our goal at Electrical Smarts is to provide free resources to electrical engineers, designers, electricians and all those part of the electrical community. This site covers topics from basic electrical theory to advanced electrical engineering concepts and the newest electrical technologies. It serves as an excellent knowledge base for students who study electrical engineering, and a reference base for those who already work in the field.

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Sizing wiring and protection for single motor circuits is pretty straight forward and can be obtained from tables in the electrical code. It gets...

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This post will go over what is an IES file, and how designers use it to conduct lighting simulations. In the 1980's the Illuminating...

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The IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) has defined various light distribution types. Light fixtures are designed to fall under one of the...

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When deciding what type of lighting to use, most designers don’t think twice about the physics behind light, and rightfully so. However, having a...

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Getting Started: Electrical Basics & Essentials

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We generate, distribute and even have devices designed to consume 3 phase power. Why is 3 phase power better than single phase power? Find out in this article.

3 Phase Power Explained
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Check out our collection of digital electrical code tables. A great reference for designers and engineers.

Electrical Code Tables
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A single line diagram (SLD) is a drawing containing the all the components and connections of a given electrical system. Knowing how to read a single diagram is the first step in analyzing and understanding and electrical system.

How to Read a Single Line Diagram
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Symbols are used in electrical drawings and schematics to depict various devices, and have come be known and accepted universally. Check this post for a full list of electrical symbols and what they represent.

Electrical Symbols in Schematics

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When it comes to circuit breakers installed in switchboards panelboards and load centers, there are two main types: bolt-on and plug-on (sometimes also referred...

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The IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) has defined various light distribution types. Light fixtures are designed to fall under one of the...

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Current transformers (also refered to as a CT) follow all the same theories that other transformers do, however the way that they are used...