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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Castleknight Publications; Seventh edition (1 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2952413835
  • ISBN-13: 978-2952413831
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 0.5 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony Hinsley is a qualified electrician with over 30 years practiocal experience in the industry, who spent 5 years teaching in an FE college and now creating and supplying educational training resources to the electrical industry.

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Format: Paperback
I think this is an excellent publication. I take on board the comments about testing for Zs and I agree with the author of the book. I have come across installations where there is no actual true Ze, but it is being provided by other parallel earth paths. Testing this way is about risk assesment and there is a big difference between testing domestic and industrial properties. At least this author has had the courage to pragmatically show testing and the efficient and accurate ways to do it. Too many people think they know how to do it, but have never actually tried to do it. If they had they would understand the confusing results that you get with the effect of the parallel earth path problem - difficult to explain when the sums just do not add up!
My only criticism of the book is that it would have been nice to have had the Zs table and the protective devices table and fault current graphs included out of the regs. It would just reinforce why we are testing and what we are truly looking for.
But an essential for those sparks who need a refresher and don't want long winded explantions and an absolute must for any young sparks starting out, I wish I had this 30 years ago.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ms. C. Kelly on 12 Dec. 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I am in my second year of Studying City & Guilds Electrical Installation 2330; attend two evening classes per week. This course consists of underpinning knowledge facilitating entry into a career as an Electrician, although I work full time in a completely different industry. I have found the book useful because the clear diagrams and attendant explanations can be used to back up testing and inspection on our practical work and during class discussions. I have recommended this book to my fellow students some of whom are electricians working to gain qualifications; they have found the information very useful.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Stephenson on 21 Jun. 2007
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Excellent precise reading for a 2330 student, very straight forward and uncomplicated. The size and content of the book is also perfect for reference and I apprecieted the fact that is is straight to the point without trying to be too clever - no offence IEE.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Clive369 on 26 Mar. 2009
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This review concerns the Sixth Edition of this book. If you know nothing about testing then it may help - somewhat. However as a 'companion' to the C&G Testing & Inspection course I found it poor, especially when compared to the IEE Guidance Note 3, which is an excellent book.

It's not particulary well written, the graphics (particularly of consumer units) aren't good and I found it slightly confusing. The 'official' 17th Edition Guidance Note 3 or the On-site Guide are far better value.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Orrock on 7 Mar. 2008
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A good and well laid out book with clear diagrams. This is an ideal book for students when they begin to do their dead and live testing. Note on review below re. measuring Ze, GN3 and the NICEIC do state disconnecting the means of earthing from the installation earthed equipotential bonding to remove parallel paths.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gadgetman on 20 April 2011
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Great book showing good visual pictures of different circuit testing/layouts procedures, would recommend this for most sparkies as a visual aid,
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Fletch (ElecLocal) on 27 July 2007
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This book has good clear diagrams which show you exactly how to carry out testing. This is complemented by clear, easy to understand explanations of what to do and when to do it. In my opinion this is a must have book, always useful when on a job to use as a quick reference guide, I must stress the diagrams are very clear and easy to understand and the explanations down to earth and very understandable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Grace on 11 May 2010
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I have no idea about the contents of this book as it was a gift but the recipient was very glad to have it and assured me it was exactly what they wanted. It would appear to be an excellent and informative if not essential book for anyone needing testing and inspections training.
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