Power Basics

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  1. What is Electricity
  2. Direct Current
  3. Alternating Current
  4. RMS Voltage vs Maximum Voltage
  5. Single Phase, Three Phase
  6. GFIC
  7. New Power Circuit Design
  8. Circuit Breakers
  9. Wire and Ampacity
  10. Grounded Outlets
  11. Disconnects
  12. Temporary Wiring and the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  13. IP Ratings - How watertight is it?
  14. NEMA Ratings - US Version of how watertight is it?
  15. NEMA Plugs/Recepticals - What are they for?
  16. Transformers
  17. Terminals, Wire Crimps and Such
  18. Labeling
  19. Resistive vs Inductive Loads
  20. How to Use a Digital Multi-Meter
  21. 50 Cycle vs 60 Cycle Power