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Aptitude Test Electrical #1

TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Instructions: Complete the questions on this and the following pages by circling the letter corresponding to your selected answer. 1. What is the required working area in front of a typical circuit breaker panel? a. 4 b. 2 c. 1.5 d. 3

2. Should 120 volt pool lights be protected by a Ground Fault Interrupter? a. YES b. NO

3. If a kitchen counter top receptacle is more than 6 from the sink, does it require GFI protection? a. YES b. NO

4. To find the amperage of a single phase lighting load, you divide the _______ into the wattage. a. resistance b. circuit size c. voltage d. none of these

5. If a 130 volt incandescent light bulb is installed on a 120 volt system, which of these will happen. a. The bulb will last longer b. The bulb will burn out faster

6. What is the minimum grounding electrode conductor size for a 100 amp service? a. #10cu b. #6cu c. #2cu d. 1/0cu

7. What color should you mark the stinger or high leg of a three phase delta system? a. black b. green c. brown d. orange

8. Can the rotation of a three phase motor be reversed by swapping two leads? a. YES b. NO c. Only on 480 volt systems

9. If an electrical device has been underwater or severely wet, should it be replaced? a. YES b. NO c. Only if it was saltwater
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Aptitude Test Electrical #1


TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

10. If a fuse panel or circuit breaker panel has a burnt spot on the bus from a loose connection, it is OK to wire brush the burnt spot and put a new fuse or breaker in. a. YES b. NO

11. When replacing an S type fuse in a fusestat adapter, you must replace it with the same size fuse that the adapter is rated for or the fuse will not make contact. a. YES b. NO

12. What is the minimum grounding electrode conductor size for a 200 amp service? a. #8 b. #6 c. #4 d. #2

13. What is the minimum size service entrance conductor for a 200 amp residential service? a. #1 b. 1/0 c. 2/0 d. 3/0

14. What is the minimum size service entrance conductor for a 200 amp commercial service? a. 1/0 b. 2/0 c. 3/0 d. 4/0

15. When can you install a three wire grounding type receptacle on a two wire system and not be required to run a ground wire? a. b. c. d. Never. If you use a spec. grade receptacle. If you use a GFI receptacle. Only on the second or higher floor of a building.

16. On a basic lighting or receptacle circuit, what is the maximum size fuse or circuit breaker you can put on a #12 copper wire? a. 15 b. 20 c. 30 d. 40

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Aptitude Test Electrical #1


TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

17. If an air conditioning unit has a UL name plate that calls for a Minimum Circuit Ampacity of 28.5 and a Maximum Overcurrent Protection of 40 amps, What is the minimum size copper conductor you could use? a. #12 b. #10 c. #8 d. #4

18. Continued from #17 - And what is the maximum fuse size you can install? a. 20 b. 30 c. 40 d. 60

19. The term Kva as it applies to transformers means. a. b. c. d. Kelvin voltage average. Kilo volt amp or wattage. Has to do with the K factor of the iron core. Has to do with the weight of the transformer in Kilos.

20. In a circuit where the voltage remains constant, as the resistance is increased, the current flow will? a. Decrease. b. Increase. c. Will not change. 21. What is meant by traveler wires in a 3-way or 4-way switch? a. There is no such wiring. b. These are the Hot wires feeding the first 3-way switch. c. These are the two wires that run from switch to switch to enable the circuit to be turned on and off from all locations. d. These are the black and white wires from the last 3-way switch to the light fixture.

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Aptitude Test Electrical #2


TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

CLOSED BOOK TEST ON OHM'S LAW CODE BOOK PERMITTED FOR TABLES AND SECTION ANSWERS Instructions: Show all work, the math work or table answer under the main question will count as part of the test grade. Questions based on 230 VOLTS, SINGLE PHASE - THHN CU IN EMT CONDUIT: Calculate the following for a 20Kw electric heater. 1. How many amps will the heater elements draw? ___________ / _________ = 2. If this heater has a 1/2hp blower motor, what will the amps be of the motor load only? Table: ______ - ______ 3. What is the combined full load amps of the heater elements and the blower motor? _________ + _________ = 4. What multiplier do you have to use to find the feeder size required for this heater? (hint, the same we used on the largest motor load) 5. Add (a) + (b) and times the answer by the multiplier (d). What is the minimum circuit ampacity of the feeder required for this electric heater unit, including the blower motor. _________ + __________ = ___________ x ___________ = Answers __________

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6. Based on the ampacity table we have been using, and using the 75 degree column, what size copper conductor would be needed for this heater? __________ Table _______ - _____ 7. What size fuse would you protect this heater with? Standard size fuses in section _______ - _____ 8. What size disconnect switch would you order to house these fuses? __________

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CLOSED BOOK TEST ON OHM'S LAW CODE BOOK PERMITTED FOR TABLES AND SECTION ANSWERS
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Aptitude Test Electrical #2


TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Instructions: Show all work, the math work or table answer under the main question will count as part of the test grade. Questions based on 230 VOLTS, SINGLE PHASE - THHN CU IN EMT CONDUIT: Calculate the following for a 20Kw electric heater. Answers

9. What size equipment grounding conductor would you use on this circuit? Table _______ - _____ __________ 10. If you ran conduit, what size emt would you use? Table ______ in Appendix _____ 11. If we used a three phase 230 volt system instead, what would the full load amps of the heating elements be if the elements were balance equally on each phase?____________ / (________ x ___________) = __________

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Aptitude Test Electrical #3


TEST BASED ON THE 2002 EDITION - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTERS - ART 210-8


Instructions: Please read each statement below. Circle a True (T) or False (F) response to each statement. 1. A three wire grounding type GFI receptacle can not be installed on a two wire non grounded circuit. T F 2. A 120 volt pool light should be protected by a Ground Fault Interrupter. T F 3. A kitchen counter top receptacle more than 6 from the sink requires GFI protection. T F 4. Outdoor receptacles on a second story balcony do not require GFI protection. T F 5. All receptacles in home garages and storage sheds require GFI protection. T F 6. All receptacles that serve counter top surfaces within 6 of a wet bar sink require GFI protection. T F 7. In #6 above, if the wet bar counter top receptacles are more that 6 from the wet bar sink, they still need to be GFI protected. T F 8. All 15 and 20 amp 120 volt dwelling unit boat house receptacles are required to be GFI protected. T F 9. If a duplex receptacle, located in a dwelling unit garage, has a freezer plugged into one of the outlets, then the receptacle does not have to be GFI protected. T F 10. Receptacles located in a dwelling unit garage or an unfinished basement, that are not readily assessable, do not require GFI protection. Such as for a garage door opener. T F