Delmar and DEWALT® Keep Electrical Professionals up to Code with the Release of Three Updated Guides

New editions revised to include National Electrical Code® 2011 requirements 

Clifton Park, NY – May 11, 2011 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the release of three new electrical reference guides updated for the 2011 NEC®: DEWALT® Electrical Professional Reference – 2011 Edition, DEWALT® Electrical Code Reference: Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code and DEWALT® Electrical Licensing Exam Guide: Based on the NEC® 2011.

“It’s crucial for all tradesmen, electricians and apprentices alike, to be knowledgeable of all current codes”, said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “Based on the requirements of the individual, the three DEWALT® reference guides updated with NEC® 2011 revisions, provide different levels of functionality to ensure optimal readability and ease-of-use, allowing professionals to access critical information at a moment’s notice.“

The DEWALT® Electrical Professional Reference – 2011 Edition, a comprehensive reference guide covering all aspects of electrical wiring, delves into areas critical for success in an electrical professional’s career, from motors, transformers and grounding, to voltage drops, fastener charts and tools. Recently revised to include critical NEC® 2011 requirements, this guide covers both residential and commercial electrical wiring, in addition to a vast compilation of formulas, tables, calculations and best practices.

Designed to provide electrical professionals quick access to residential elements, DEWALT® Electrical Code Reference: Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code, examines all aspects of residential wiring codes. It explores each room of the house in detail, including receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells and crawl spaces, ensuring that readers perform safe and accurate residential wiring installations. This updated guide includes worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, diagrams for wiring devices and code references that highlight NEC® 2011 requirements.

Regarded as one of the most trustworthy license prep resources in the industry, DEWALT® Electrical Licensing Exam Guide, Based on the NEC® 2011 provides electricians and apprentices with the tools necessary to effectively study and prepare for electrical licensing exams. This comprehensive resource provides need-to-know knowledge, valuable test-taking strategies and thorough guides to successfully master various state and local electrical licensing exams. The guide covers aspects of journeyman, contractor, master, maintenance, residential and sign licensing exams, while taking a non-state-specific approach to its content coverage, which makes it a useful tool for readers anywhere in the country. A practice exam CD simulates the exam experience and includes the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess subject areas that need improvement.

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DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.