Advanced Electrical Installation Work, 7th ed Paperback – 28 May 2013
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About the Author
Trevor Linsley was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Blackpool and the Fylde College and Head of the NVQ Assessment Centre. Over the last twenty years his books have helped thousands of students to pass their electrical qualifications.
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Well, what can I write without working myself up into an angry stew?
This book is a rip-off. Why?
There are a remarkable number multiple duplicated and absolutely identical graphics that the publisher has used to fill the pages.
Just looking through the book for 5 minutes I found these examples: "Proving unit" shown in pages 54, 93, 143, 161 and 185. There are five other graphics, two of which take up an entire page other take between half a page and quarter of a page. These are "Recommended type of test probes", "Hazard risk assessment form" (full page), "Voltage checker", "Secure isolation of supply" and the "Flow chart for secure isolation procedure" (full page). Strangely each of these examples has been duplicated 5 times. There are other duplications but I just can't be bothered with the rest.
Don't get sold by looking at the pages of the book on amazon - the chapter titles are misleading. For example the chapter covering fault finding just lists what information you need rather than help finding faults.
If you have a very short attention span then this book is for you.
In one word - rubbish.
- It has a good introduction to British regulations. Definitely not comprehensive, but gives an overview of the main statutes and so on, relating to health and safety, building regulations, and a particularly broad range of others too. But because it is so broad, it cannot possibly be a replacement for the regulations themselves.
- It has some fairly advanced electrical topics, but covered in a very understandable way. For example, it covers how to use phasers for calculating impedance of combined reactances. Yet it skips anything to do with imaginary numbers, and quite a few other topics which would be required for a true understanding of the underlying principles. It also confuses (or entirely neglects to explain) the derivation of formulas. I suppose this is acceptable for electricians, but almost certainly not for someone doing a degree in electrical engineering for example.
- Some topics are worryingly inaccurately or misleadingly explained. For example, white light is described as having the combined colours of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Very misleading.
But assuming this is acceptable for studying the exam, then on the plus side, the book is very easy to read considering the modestly advanced topics covered. The diagrams are very good. Most technical aspects are explained succinctly, although relying on basic understanding of electricity and maths.
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