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  1. Powering lights with battery

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I am building a platform that will need to power 12 13watt gx23 based tube light bulbs with a battery. Could someone help me figure out what would I need to power them with a motorcycle 12v 10A battery? Will I need any special converters ? Thanks!
  2. Give me some tips to learn for newbie in Canada

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hello. It's been 11 months since I came to Canda. Absolutely newbie. I have been working as an electrician for about 10 years in Korea. I applied TEA(Trade Equivalency Assessment) and now it's pending. Just finished the electrical techniques program at a college and have got all A+. But I know...
  3. Hello from Minnesota

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all - I am new to the site and just starting study up to join the trade. My background is in electrical engineering and I have worked at a utility for 10 years in power distribution. My focus is interconnecting distributed energy resources, such as rooftop or community solar. I work closely...
  4. New here, from central NJ

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, my name is Matthew. I am 28 years old in technical school studying to become an electrician, and couldn't be more excited! There is so much to for me to learn, and I think that's a beautiful thing. :thumbup:
  5. Hi from Upstate New York

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, first time poster here from upstate NY. We just moved into a house built in the late 1980's and I'm trying to do some updates to it little by little. I've successfully swapped out some light fixtures, but that's about it so far on the electrical side. So I'm a bit of a newbie...
  6. Prospective from North Dakota

    New Member Introductions
    hey guys/gals, looking at getting on with IBEW Local 714 in ND to start the apprenticeship in the next month or so. figured id hop on this forum and start reading and learning. thanks in advance for accepting me to your community! 701guy:jester:
  7. Hello there! Newbie here...

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, My name is Jose Perez, and I am a High Voltage Electrician for the Department of Defense, here in sunny San Diego. This is my first time being apart of a forum, specifically for Electricians, and I am looking forward to networking with some of you and gleaning as much...
  8. Homemade 120v AC power supply

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I didn't know where else to ask so here goes. I'm a pro videographer and would like a portable 120v supply to power a 250-500w modeling light. This is for field work and I'd like it to have 20-30 minutes of juice (at least) between charges. I can put it in a backpack or if small enough a...
  9. Apprentice Tool list local 613

    Union Topics
    Took the test last week, placed level 4 apprentice and I start in two weeks. Having a hard time getting a tool list though, anyone at 613 out there that can help?:001_huh:
  10. Newbie Apprentice

    New Member Introductions
    Hey there! I'm a newbie Industrial Electrician Apprentice. I joined the forum so that I have a place I can learn outside of work and bounce ideas off you guys =) Thrilled to have left my desk job in Software Troubleshooting, and I never could make it through college...would always have rather...
  11. Hi all, starting out in Philadelphia, PA

    New Member Introductions
    Hello! My name's Abbott and I'm just getting into the field. I have a few questions and I'm hoping you all can help me out. A little about me and what I'm trying to do: * Been in Internet Marketing for about 2 years, did relatively well, but realized doing it full-time is not for me. * Really...
  12. Apprentice From Vancouver, Canada

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys Just stumbled upon the site saw a few good topics so i figured Id stop for a quick read and maybe drop a few questions on how I can become a better electrician. My Names Sam, Im 21, I got into the trade the summer after high school My Resume consists of a little construction but...
  13. Hello from Louisville KY

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, my name is Mike White. I work for Miles Riggs Electric in Louisville Ky. We are a well established electrical contractor, but I am new in the field. Just introducing myself,:thumbsup: I have found this site to be quite helpful in my new career.
  14. Lineman or Industrial electrician(inside wireman)

    General Electrical Discussion
    I'm 18 and I wanna get into the electricians field and i've been thinking about this for the past few years, through out highschool. I graduated and I feel that i'm really qualified to jump into this field. I either wanna be a linesman or an industrial electrician, but i'm not sure what I want...
  15. Newbie from MO

    New Member Introductions
    I am currently a student in an industrial PLC class. Having previously been through an extensive NEC residential & commercial class I feel confident enough in my practices and knowledge to take a masters exam. Problem with this is that I have been unable to locate any information as to how, and...
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