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Hey, I'm an Australian looking to become an Electrician in Alberta, Canada. I was wondering if anyone had been through the Red Seal test and could explain a few things before I apply?

First of all, will I need to do much research to pass? I know its 70% pass, but are the questions usually tricky?

Is it recognized nationwide, or if I travel to another province, will I need to re do an exam to work there?

And is there any place online I can download and/or study for the exam, like past papers or guidelines?

Cheers!
 

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The questions aren't particularly tricky, but they're not particularly easy either.

Red Seal is accepted across Canada.

There is an ESAT practice test you can purchase from CSA. It's maybe $100CDN and it has all the questions that they pick 100 from to compile the Red Seal exam. It's a lot of questions, but if you feel about 80% comfortable with the questions, you should be able to pass.

Good luck and welcome to Canada, eh!
 

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Oh okay, awesome!
Will I need to take anything in like a calculator or anything like that? And them questions provided by the CSA are up to date pretty good? Might just buy that and study that till I know them inside out haha
 

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The questions are up to date. There are errors on in it though.. the actual exam will not have questions with errors.

I believe I had to bring a calculator.. there's only 1 kind of calculator allowed.
 

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hi there, could you please kindly help out me?
for this question,
- Calculate the minimum conductor size required for an installation where there are single conductor teck cables. The cables are run in parallel to supply a 400A non-continuous load, are directly buried and spaced 190mm apart.

I should use Diagram D8 or D17?
 

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hi there, could you please kindly help out me?
for this question,
- Calculate the minimum conductor size required for an installation where there are single conductor teck cables. The cables are run in parallel to supply a 400A non-continuous load, are directly buried and spaced 190mm apart.

I should use Diagram D8 or D17?
Teck 90 is not shielded. I haven't used single conductor but I don't believe it is either. So that would make you d8.
Also the red seal is excepted everywhere in the country except Quebec.
EDIT: accepted
 

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Teck 90 is not shielded. I haven't used single conductor but I don't believe it is either. So that would make you d8.
Also the red seal is excepted everywhere in the country except Quebec.
EDIT: accepted
The red seal IS accepted in Quebec. It not being accepted is just a myth
 

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hello all,
I hope you are doing well.
could please help me with this Q? Please.

Two single-phase 600-120/240 volt, 25 KVA dry-type transformers are connected in parallel. Determine the size the primary and secondary conductors supplying these paralleled transformers. Use R90XLPE Cu.

i used 26-256, 1 &2.

I1= 25000 / 600 = 41.667
I2 = 25000/240= 104.167

I1= 25000 / 120 = 208.33
I2= 25000 / 240 = 104.167

according to 26-256 (2b) --> 125% (104.167 + 104.167) = 260.41
could you please help me figure out Primary one??
 

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hello all,
I hope you are doing well.
could please help me with this Q? Please.

Two single-phase 600-120/240 volt, 25 KVA dry-type transformers are connected in parallel. Determine the size the primary and secondary conductors supplying these paralleled transformers. Use R90XLPE Cu.

i used 26-256, 1 &2.

I1= 25000 / 600 = 41.667
I2 = 25000/240= 104.167

I1= 25000 / 120 = 208.33
I2= 25000 / 240 = 104.167

according to 26-256 (2b) --> 125% (104.167 + 104.167) = 260.41
could you please help me figure out Primary one??
Hi all,
could you please give me some tips,
 

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hi again,
1. actually for this type of question :
What is the maximum size of time delay fuse permitted for a three-phase 100HP/230V SCIM?

2. Determine the minimum ampacity required for the feeder conductors and the maximum size of time delay fuse permitted for the following group of 230V, 3ϕ, SCIM.

i don't know how should find the ''maximum size of time delay fuse''.

keep looking for your tip,
thanks in advance
 
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