by Alex Weiss
by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England
150 x 210mm
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from back cover of book:
book deals with electricity in the workshop and includes everything from fitting
a 13 amp plug to wiring up a new workshop building. Safety, a key issue, is fully
covered. Starting with the planning necessary before electrical installation work
commences, the book then deals with the fusing, equipment, lighting, fittings
and wiring for 240 volt mains electricity. Further chapters cover outside workshops,
three phase supplies and low voltage equipment including security systems, telephones
and TV aerials. Finally, there is a glossary of terms and a list of useful addresses.
- Due to Australian regulations, some work detailed in this book can only be carried
out by a licenced electrician.
the Author - Alex Weiss has been modelling for nearly half a century and has
established a well-equipped workshop in his home that included a lathe and milling
machine. He designs his own aircraft and having taken early retirement, now spends
his time writing books and building models.
Black & White
of Measurement: Metric
Chapter 1 - Introduction
2 - Planning and preparation
Location and size of workshop, basic electrical
principles, equipment to be installed, power consumption, sources of electricity,
assessing the household installation, replacing consumer units, wiring regulations,
planning and positioning lights and power outlets, three phase machinery, inspection
and testing, sources of materials.
3 - Safety in workshop electrics
The importance of safety, electricity and
water, isolating the mains, wiring colours, fuses and miniature circuit breakers
(MCBs), extension leads and adapters, rotating machinery and power failure, double
insulation, plugs and cables, battery chargers, working alone, first aid, fire
risks, lightning, safety rules.
4 - Single phase supplies
Circuits, consumer units, standby power supplies,
110/120 volt equipment, filters and suppressers.
5 - Fuses and MCBs
Fuses, MCBs, residual current devices (RCDs), why fuses
blow, repairing fuses, checking for faults.
6 - Wiring and connection to the mains
Permanent mains wiring, flexible wiring,
cable stripping, permanent wiring installation, surface and metal boxes, junction
and terminal boxes, wiring up different circuits, test equipment and testing,
other types of wiring.
7 - Outside workshops
Size and length of cable, underground and overhead
connection, connection at house and workshop, outside lights and sockets, security
Chapter 8 - Plugs and sockets
What to power from a 13 amp socket, spurs,
installing sockets, 13 amp plugs and their wiring, flex connectors and extension
leads, adapters, speed controllers.
9 - Fixed appliances
Fixed connection units, equipment requiring more than
13 amps, types of fixed appliance, heaters and thermostats, night storage heaters.
10 - Lighting
Circuits, junction boxes and wiring, switches, fluorescent
and compact fluorescent lights, range of light bulbs, fixtures and fittings, task
lighting, supplying lights from 13 amp sockets, inspection lights, emergency lighting.
11 - Three phase supplies
Advantages and disadvantages, obtaining a supply,
three phase converters, running three phase machines, connecting to a three phase
supply, wiring and distribution panels, starting and speed control.
12 - Low voltage supplies
Low voltage lighting, 12 volt equipment, power
supply units, speed controllers, wiring and tools, telephones, intercoms, security
systems, TV aerials.
List of useful addresses