CEC 2012 update

please note that Table 17 does not exits in the 2012 CEC. All questions in the workbook requiring Table 17 are now incorrect. A #6 AWG conductor is now required. Also Table 1-4 values have also changed, the answers to questions using these tables will also not be correct. Methods to solve the problems using these tables is correct . I will post an update of changes as a link.
Edition 6 will not be for sale in 2013 and will be replaced by edition 7 for 2012 CEC.
I have added an examination section to the end of this blog, page down past all the text and take the exams. Good Luck, Remember that hard work pays off in results
The Electrician Exam Workbook
 The Electrician Exam Workbook can now be purchaed on line. This is the book I assign for my course and students are always pleased they have acquired it. I have included some sample pages and the index of the workbook to be viewed by those interested.  Click on the book gadget and the price is indicated on the PayPal order form. You will require a PayPal account. You can contact me to confirm your mailing address.

Find the link for Preview the Electrician Exam Workbook to view some sample pages and the table of contents for each section.
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This Blog was intended as a resource for the students in my C of Q course for Industrial and Residential Commercial Electricians, however there has been interest from others for material links and for the Electrician Workbook.
I have now established a link section for Power Point Presentations. These presentations are narrated and can be viewed. I will add more presentations based on requests and the time I have available. Remember to always check the Handouts section, I am always adding new links.
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In this class we;

  • did exam 2
  • reviewed the answers to exam 2

The answers to exam 2 will be posted. Note that some of the multiple choice selection have been changed.

Answers to all the tests and assignments will remain as the tests are completed and removed 1 month after the semester.

Good luck on your C of Q


In this class we;

  • did quiz 14 in the workbook
  • discussed and did questions on section 9,10,11 in the workbook
  • talked about proper wiring methods for DCS systems to eliminate EMI
  • disscussed capacitive coupling, inductive coupling and ground loops in I/O interface signal wiring
  • talked about single point grounding for signal lines and chassis grounding of PLCs
  • talked about single board computers and PLCs
  • did ladder logic problems
  • did binary to analog conversion using resolution
  • talked about and did problems on binary to decimal conversion
  • did digital circuit analysis using AND,OR,XOR, NAND,NOR, and other truth tables
  • discussed CNC machine concepts and axis of movement in robotic systems


do the final exam ( answers will be posted), do assignment 21c



In this class we;
  • did in class quiz 20
  • discussed CE Code section 8 for sizing a service
  • did a residential service calculation
  • did a multi family dwelling service (duplex service drop)
  • reviewed section 6 material in the workbook
  • reviewed on the job safety
  • reviewed ladder use, fall restraint, electrical safety, tool safety, and work site practices
  • did problems on hydraulic systems
  • reviewed hydraulic and pneumatic symbols and schematics
  • solved a hydraulic schematic problem
  • reviewed section 8 in the workbook
  • solved problems on transformer polarity
  • did three phase transformer calculations for distribution
  • reviewed Wye, delta, open delta and single phase transformer connections and calculations
  • sized conductors and fuses for dry type and non-dry type transformers
  • utilized CE Code table 50
  • discussed transformer clearances
  • discussed total fault current in transformers


This class ;

consisted of Ce Code book flash cards. Questions were presented by slides and the student had a predetermined amount of time to find the answer in the Ce Code book. This involved all sections of the code book. Discussion of how to use key words and knowledge of topics developed in this course to aid in finding solutions from the CE Code book.

The Ce Code sections focused on were;

  • Section 6
  • section 4
  • section 8
  • section 12
  • section 14
  • section 16
  • section 18
  • section 20
  • section 22
  • section 26
  • section 28
  • section 30
  • section 32
  • section 62
  • section 72
  • section

Discussion of questions in quiz 10 g were completed. This involved topics on safety. Safety will be discussed in more detail in future classes.


In this class we;

  • reviewed and discussed UPS systems
  • viewed the links for UPS systems on the Electricianexamworkbook blog
  • talked about the purpose and types of UPS systems
  • reviewed the electronic block diagram for a UPS
  • talked about inversion DC / AC and conversion AC / DC
  • continued with section 3 in the workbook
  • discussed single phase motors and dual voltage single phase motor connection
  • reviewed full voltage starters, wye/delta starters, auto transformer starters, and three stage resistive starters for motor control
  • did in class quiz 10g
  • discussed CAD welding
  • CE code table 24 and section 72


In this class we;

  • reviewed fire service systems including class A, class B, and requirements for branch circuit supply for fire alarm systems
  • reviewed CE Code section 32
  • discussed supervised alarms and end of line devices
  • discussed smoke detectors in residential dwellings
  • discussed initiating and signalling devices for fire alarm systems
  • reviewed size and requirements of fire pump motor supply conductors and fusing
  • did box fill, pull box sizing, and examples of conversion for the use of CE Code tables 22 & 23
  • did examples of box fill including what to count and not count as conductors
  • did exercises from section 3 of the Workbook on troubleshooting of controls from schematic diagrams
  • reviewed NEMA symbols for control
  • reviewed Architectural electrical symbols for building layouts
  • did two, three , and four way switching systems and wiring
  • reviewed quiz 16, 17, 7d, 7e
  • reviewed multiple motor installations and sized the feeder conductor and feeder fuse
  • discussed CE Code section 28 appendix b for multiple motor circuits



Examination this week ( answers in examination and quiz section)

In this Class we;

  • Reviewed the test
  • topics included all areas covered to this point in the course


Quiz 7d, 7e, 16 & 17


In this class we;
  • reviewed quiz 6d

  • discussed WHMIS with examples

  • reviewed quiz 6h

  • discussed air conditioning systems including disconnecting means, overloads, over currents, conductor sizing, and basic operation
  • discussed hermetic sealed motors Ce Code Section 28

  • reviewed quiz 7 wiring diagram

  • did in class quiz 9

  • discussed CE Table 37 and motor insulation class

  • discussed 3 phase induction motor theory

  • reviewed motor nameplate information and nameplate utility for electricians
  • discussed divisor voltages from CE Code section 8
  • did examples of calculations of efficiency, motor slip, horsepower, FLA, frequency, power factor, motor conductor size, over current and overload
  • discussed disconnect and isolating switch location and size in motor circuits
  • discussed wound rotor motor theory
  • discussed wound rotor motor starters and operation and CE Code Table 27 for secondary conductors
  • reviewed synchronous motor operation and theory and use for power factor correction
  • reviewed synchronous motor starters and troubleshooting
  • reviwed plugging and dynamic braking
  • remember EXAM NEXT WEEK


In this class we;

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  • reviewed assignment 6
  • reviewed page 3-25-b
  • reviewed low voltage protection and release ( three and two wire control)
  • talked about control conductor protection on line side and load side of circuits (section 16 and 14 of CE Code)
  • discussed Class 1 circuits
  • discussed AC generator construction and theory of operation
  • discussed three phase generator theory
  • reviewed Delta and Wye connection
  • did problems involving three phase connections
  • did a problem for Wye and Delta load connections
  • discussed phasor and vector diagrams
  • used vector diagrams to achieve resultants for Wye and Delta phase and line connections
  • did problems that involved solving for line and phase voltage and current for Delta and Wye generators
  • solved for total power in Delta and Wye generators
  • did Quiz 4g
  • discussed in-situ grounding, ground conductor spliicing, and electrode bonding and connections
  • talked about CE Code section 36 and high voltage grounding
  • reviewed CE Code table 52


6D, 6H. 7

for assignment 7 do the schematic and wiring diagrams


In this class we;

  • had our first exam, the answers will be posted in the exam answers section
  • discussed the exam in detail
  • started section 3 and 4 from the workbook
  • discussed SCRs, single phase half wave and fullwave rectifiers
  • reviewed waveforms on fullwave power supplies at positions on the filter
  • we discussed the testing of SCRs and diodes
  • we reviewed the waveforms and voltages to be expected on resistance triggered SCRs circuits
  • discussed transistor theory and the single stage stable amplifier
  • reviewed the transistor as a switch through transistor base biasing
  • reviewed Quiz 9c
  • reviewed the operation of opto isolators
  • reviewed Quiz 4b
  • reviewed page 3-14 of the workbook
  • discussed SCRs controlling DC motors through phase shifting
  • reviewed the use of zenor diodes for voltage regulation


Quiz 6;

the importance of this assignment is to understand and produce a schematic and wiring diagram for a low voltage protection motor control (three wire ) circuit. Use section 14, 16 & 28 in the CE Code.

What is this Blog about?

This blog has been setup for my students to provide communication. It can also be used by individuals who have purchased the Electrician Workbook and for some reason cannot attend classes. My intention is to set up a line of communication with individuals who are attempting to write the C of Q Examination. I will also provide a forum to answer question students have regarding the material covered in the Electrician Workbook.
I have had many requests for answers that are not provided in the workbook, please contact me at teichrob@aol.com and comment in the blog that you have sent an email.
The content of this blog will also consist of the class material covered along with assignments. You can use this guideline to prepare for the C of Q if you are not attending my class. I will also post explanations and answers to requested question in the blog comments. Students attending my classes can use the comment section to communicate with me on other issues.
I hope this helps you out and please let me know if there is some way the Blog can be improved .
How do I use this Blog?
Review the topics in the classes. Ask your question in the comment section of the class that contains the topic you have an interest, ex. if you would like an answer on a question for sizing conductors go to class 3 and enter your question.Read the other questions and answers in that comment section this may help as well.


In this class we ;
  • reviewed legislation for Electrician(309A,309C,309D), Industrial Electrician 442A, and Master Electrician;
  • reviewed the expectations of classroom theory required for each designation according to legislation;
  • reviewed the course material and texts required for this course;
  • browsed through the Electrician Workbook;
  • discussed Fanshawe College policy's for Course withdrawal;
  • discussed the work load for this course;
  • completed some of the questions in section1 ,part1 of the workbook;

Assignments from Electrician Workbook:

Assignment 1 section 1

Assignment 2 section 1


In this class
  • the course introductory quiz was assigned as the in class quiz;
  • Code quiz 1 was reviewed in detail, this involved a comprehensive discussion on motor overloads, sizing of overcurrent devices, and motor overheat issues;
  • we completed more questions from the Electrician Workbook section 1;
  • we reviewed DC series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, power equations, power factor, power in dc circuits,
  • students are directed to read the summary notes from Section 1;
  • Ce Code tables used in problem solving were 13, 25, 44, 45, and 29.


    Code Quiz 2, Question 9


In this class;
  • we solved in class quiz 1
  • we solved code quiz 2 question 9
  • we reviewed the method for sizing conductors using the Electrician Workbook flow chart and mnemonic
  • we did several examples on sizing conductors
  • we reviewed the application of CE code tables 1,2,3,4,5A,5c,11&12
  • we did questions from section1, part 2 of the workbook
  • we discussed in detail power factor and solved several power factor questions using applied geometry and the power triangle
  • we discussed AC circuit theory as it applies to Xc, Xl, and total Z
    code quiz 9; 9b; and code quiz3 question 11


In this class we ;
  • did in class quiz 4, quiz 1H & 1G
  • did code quiz 3 question 11, this involved sizing conduit
  • reviewed CE Code tables 6, 8, 9, 10, D5
  • discussed quiz 9 and 9B
  • completed section 1 in the workbook
  • started Section 2, DC motors and generators
  • reviewed the construction, theory of operation, and maintenance of DC gens and motors
  • discussed the characteristics of series, shunt, and compound motors and generators
  • reviewed the schematic diagrams of DC motors and generators
  • solved problems involving trouble shooting of motors and generators
  • discussed the sizing of conduit for conductors of similar size and type
  • solved problems using Tables 8,9,10 for pipe fill for conductors that differ
  • reviewed voltage drop calculations using CE Code table D3


Code Quiz 4 , question 12



In this class we;

  • completed Quiz 4a, 3f,4c,4f
  • discussed Quiz 9, 9b
  • reviewed quiz 4 question 12
  • completed our review of DC series, shunt, and compound motors
  • reviewed expansion joints and how to calculate the required number of joints per length of pipe
  • reviewd the tap rules 14-100
  • discussed bonding involving transformers, services, branch circuits, pools, out buildings, motors and generators, and farm applications.
  • reviewed CE Table D5, & 16

Quiz 5 Question 13

Class 6

In this class we;

  • sized motor conductors
  • did an example of sizing a tap conductor to a motor service
  • discussed conditions for parallel conductors
  • discussed grounding of equipment
  • did questions on page 3-25-a in the workbook
  • discussed systems and system grounding
  • discussed down stream grounding with electrodes and bonding
  • sized a ground conductor for a single and three phase transformer
  • sized bond conductors and discussed definitions of grounding
  • discussed electrodes ans service grounding
  • used tables 17,16,43,42


Quiz 5a,5b,5c,5d,5f