Great reference

September 9, 2017 By: Harley Kontra, Bedrock Machine shop (Middle Point, United States)

Comments
Great fast reference on the fly, love this book

Pros
More info then uglys

Cons
None
 

Excellent reference guide

July 28, 2017 By: Michael Dupree , Gulf States Toyota (Sealy, Texas, United States)

Comments
This is an excellent reference manual with lots of diagrams and photos.

Pros
Easy to understand

Cons
None
 

Electrical Black Book

July 6, 2017 By: Ronnie Ezzell, Creative Elements (Goose Creek, United States)

Comments
Great tool to have in the toolbox

 

Electrical Black Book

June 7, 2017 By: M James (Troy, United States)

Comments
Nice format, contains much useful information.

Pros
Sturdy pages, good way to provide useful information.

Cons
Section tabs are a nice addition to book, but were not provided for all sections.
 

Electrical black book

May 11, 2017 By: William, BAB&F (Renton, United States)

Comments
I have used "UGLY'S Electrical references" for years. It has been an industry standard as a go to for information. After reviewing this "Electrical black book", I believe a new industry standard has been set!! This is by far the most comprehensive reference book I have ever come across.

Pros
The book paper will enable the book to be read for many years. Even when used in a shop environment. The colors used in the book greatly enhance the readability.

Cons
None
 

Electrical Black Book

April 13, 2017 By: Peter Schneider, Freshouse L.L.C. (Salisbury, United States)

Comments
a really usefull, handy book for quick references, better than using internet

 

Electrical Black Book

March 11, 2017 By: Benjamin Wood (Trempealeau, United States)

Comments
I'm going to school for electromechanical maintenance and I found this book, it's the perfect reference book to keep in my bag between school and work.

Pros
Small and very informative book, even comes with tabs to put on pages to quickly flip to a subject.

 

black book

March 6, 2017 By: chris, kc e (enid, United States)

Comments
Great reference book

Pros
Great for references for work in the field

Cons
Not an item allowed for testing for license

March 6, 2017 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

H Chris, What state are you in? It is allowed to be used in the state of OREGON for all tests.
 

Comprehensive review

February 7, 2017 By: S.Harrison, NYC.DOE (Brooklyn , United States)

Comments
Comprehensive review

Pros
Detailed well written
Great for Students.

 

Excellent electrical reference book.

January 9, 2017 By: Jay Hoglund (Raymore, Missouri, United States)

Comments
Excellent Electrical Reference Book

Pros
Very compact book with a wealth of electrical information. This is the best electrical reference pocket book that I have seen in my 39 years in the business.

 

Fantastic Reference

November 30, 2016 By: Dan P (Bedford, United States)

Comments
Fantastic reference! Infinitely useful, even to those of us not "professional" electricians.

Pros
Will give anyone enough understanding of the basics to handle most anything that comes up day-to-day.

Cons
Copper ethernet pages have a few errors and some info that's probably about a decade (if not more) out of date -- but it's not wrong (just no one uses that stuff anymore).
 

Fantastic pocket reference

September 7, 2016 By: Paul Letner, Alabama Correctional Industries (Prattville, United States)

Comments
Great pocket reference! Very useful!

Pros
Compact size that you can carry anywhere!

Cons
None
 

Great Reference Book

August 27, 2016 By: Rob Wedge (Novato, United States)

Comments
Quality book with a wealth of important information.

Pros
None

Cons
Quality book with a wealth of important information.
 

Wealth of information

August 10, 2016 By: Tim Adams (Lewisburg, United States)

Comments
Great resource

Pros
Wealth of information

Cons
None found
 

Wealth of Knowledge

July 22, 2016 By: WL (ST LOUIS, United States)

Comments
Excellent source of a variety of information, that is handy to have for non-professionals who don't do this kind of work every day for a living.

Pros
Compact size with well protected and sturdy pages that can stand up to dirt, smudges, and wear and tear from normal usage in the field or in the shop.

Cons
First thing I noticed was the error in the resistor color code example given on the back cover of the 1st USA edition. (Hence the value.... Tolerance shows +/- 5%, instead of +/- 10%)

July 22, 2016 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi WL, thank you for pointing that out. The summary of the resistor cited at the top right of the back cover says " Hence the value of the above resistor is 153x1 = 153ohm Tolerance +/-5%, tolerance should instead be 10%. All noted and change has been made. Thank you

 

Wonderful Resource

July 1, 2016 By: Steven Page, City of Pasadena (Pasadena, United States)

Comments
This has already proven to be a useful resource for not only basic electrical work, but fundamentals of construction for electrical systems.

Pros
Well built, I'm not worried about keeping it clean or it tearing.

 

Informative product

January 7, 2016 By: Greg S. (Bullhead City, United States)

Comments
Are you human? If you answered yes then get this reference book. Being human one can only remember so much, and having a fast answer on a job site can go a long way!

Pros
Compact size, layout, spiral binding, all the info in general.

Cons
I honestly don't see any. This book is what it is and it works.
 

Awesome book!

December 22, 2015 By: M.Teele, Gorham Electric Inc. (El Paso, United States)

Comments
Lots of GREAT info packed into a small size book, must have for every journeyman!

 

Electrical Black book

November 23, 2015 By: Wes Pearson, Elizabethton Electric (Elizabethton, United States)

Comments
Great Book - Must Have

Pros
Very informative

Cons
None
 

Mr

November 5, 2015 By: Ronald (Shrewsbury , United States)

Comments
Very informative

Pros
Useful for beginners

Cons
Cost
 

Incredibly Useful!

August 6, 2015 By: Bret (Sault Ste Marie, United States)

Comments
I can see myself using this reference quite a bit. Well worth the price I paid. And the mini voltmeter will be tucked away as a backup. Thanks!

Pros
Laminated pages, colors help keep things organized, contains up to date codes and standards.

Cons
Text may be a bit small for people who cant see well. The copy of the book I bought wasnt bound properly. I had to remove the binding and redo it. Not a big deal, only took 5 min.
 

Good Book

July 7, 2015 By: james miller, Amtrak (Wilmington, United States)

Comments
Awesome and helpful. Well laid out and organized

 

Electrical black book

June 27, 2015 By: Bryan, Electrician (Tennessee, United States)

Comments
Very nice reference book

Pros
It's like the uglies on steroids. All color charts. Supplies references for nec codes. Nice rugged pages and can easily fit in the front pocket of your tool pouch.

Cons
None
 

Electrical black book

May 21, 2015 By: Mike (Salt Lake CIty, United States)

Comments
I think this book is great for a quick reference. The size also makes it very convenient.

 

Great electrical reference

May 21, 2015 By: Jim Smith, Orbitform (Jackson, United States)

Comments
A must have for electrical techs.

Pros
Much more information than similar reference books.

Cons
None.
 

Plant and facilites enginner

May 17, 2015 By: Edgar Fernández Castillo, Snecma America Engine Services (Queretaro, Mexico)

Comments
Excellent collection of technical charts

Pros
Technical documentation with an excellent size

Cons
Missing some sample calculation memory
 

this is the holy grail!

November 26, 2014 By: the nelson (melbourne, Australia)

Comments
This is a must for all sparkies, especially apprentices to have it nearby. I got given the engineers black book from an old friend and really like it, so I had a look online to see what else they had available and waited for the electrical edition to be released and bought it.

I liked it so much I bought the fasteners black book for myself and bought another copy of the electrical black book and sent it to my old mate! in return for what he 1st gave me.
I haven't spoken to him for a while, I hope he knows it was from me

Pros
It's easy to read/understand, has lots of information without going over the top e.g talking about the atoms and the molecular structure etc.), having the different sections make it good, the overall size is great, it's not like you have to carry a phone book around

Cons
I can't think of any or if I was to pick something minor probably about the sticky tabs, some can't be matched up with sections/chapters in the book or some sections/chapters don't have sticky tabs for them
 

Mr

November 25, 2014 By: Keith reck (Bundaberg, Australia)

Comments
Great books better than I was excepting
Every work shop should have them


Pros
Very detailed ,good for quick reference

 

All Three Books Are Great

November 24, 2014 By: Josh Bravenboer, Burkes TPT (Bathurst, Australia)

Comments
The Three Books are Great
so much information
and easy to use best purchase for my tool box so far


Pros
Easy layout and easy to find information
good size to read and store

Cons
the electrical black book could use a little more information on DC voltage formulas for automotive trade people
 

ELECTRICAL BLACK BOOK

November 23, 2014 By: jamie Hanning (Mackay, Australia)

Comments
Great book was a must have after the other 2 books

Pros
very detailed

Cons
need to get better reading glasses for the small wording
 

Australian Electrical Blackbook

November 22, 2014 By: M. Galea (QLD, Australia)

Comments
Great book.

Pros
Had it for 2 days and already used it to look up wire sizing recommendations.

 

Australia Edition Electrical Blackbook

November 20, 2014 By: Brian (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Great reference book. I have the other two and when this came out I knew I had to have it. Each blackbook is a must have, and this is like the others. Well set out, quality paper and easy to read. Not being American the imperial can seem surplus, but that system is still lingering around and making a nuisance of itself. Can't wait to see what comes next. Good memory jogger. I haven't had a chance to fully utilitise it at work as I rarely encounter any electrical systems, but flicking through it is far more informative than my uni book for electrical

Pros
Easy to use, small, free multimeter

Cons
Binding like the other black books can be fragile and catch on pockets too
 

Australian Electrical Black Book

November 19, 2014 By: Alan (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Great book, very handy and should be mandatory for all apprentices!
Only complaint is some of it's in imperial not metric (i.e steel conduit bending + other things) Maybe in the 2nd edition. But over all an outstanding bit of kit in the tool box for beginners & guru's. I bought 2! Would be great in an Android & iPhone app!

Pros
small, easy to understand, nice free multi-meter (keep that up!)

Cons
Some imperial references & measurements......Metric in Australia. But a great book!
 

Electrical Black Book Aus/Nz Edition

November 19, 2014 By: Glen Denning (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Awesome little all in one reference! Would recommend to anybody in an electrical trade.

Pros
Great content for when you need to jog your memory on some things that you may infrequently do, but need to know.

Cons
Only minor quibbles.
*Perhaps a bit more info on AC theory, like RMS etc.
*The index tabs although quick to access most things might need a little more refinement in their placement, ie tools could be consolidated into basics and LED, Fiber optics and Data cabling could be split perhaps.
 

Electrical Black Book

November 19, 2014 By: Dean (Lithgow, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book, worth the wait. I have now purchased a second one.

Pros
Easy to use, perfect for the tool box.

Cons
None
 

Electrical black book uses

November 19, 2014 By: Rudolph Naumann (Halls Head, Australia)

Comments
Very useful reference book for the everyday electrician

Pros
Very well laid out, high quality

Cons
Indexing could have been little more detailed
 

Fantastic

November 19, 2014 By: Darren Goddard (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Comments
The only issue i find is every one else wants to borrow it. Almost as helpful as a screw driver, no toolbox should be without one. I have purchased one for each of my employees in order to keep mine!!!!

Pros
All 3 books in the series are well thought out, and majorly useful

Cons
Cant make coffee
 

Electrical Black Book

November 19, 2014 By: Colin Mulligan, Thiess (Mackay, Australia)

Comments
I did my trade in electrical South Africa and having this high quality and durable "Electrical Black Book" has put the Australian standards in an easy understandable perspective.

Pros

Have the right metric standard on hand and no reason to convert SI units from Imperial etc., …


Cons
Only having one book , .... :(
 

Positive

September 26, 2014 By: Matt b (Perth, Australia)

Comments
The perfect book for some of those little things you tend to forget.

Pros
All the information that is provided in the book is extremely relevent and is presented in a clear and organized format. Hats off to the black book team.

Cons
None
 

best all around electrical guide

August 29, 2014 By: Mike Capan, Zodiac Aerospace (Lancaster, NY, United States)

Comments
Everything you could ask for and more

Pros
you name it its in there. conduit bending covered. not sure what bulb that is covered. not sure on a receptacle covered. forgot how to wire a 3 or 4 way switch covered

Cons
missing kitchen sink
 

Excellent purchase

August 25, 2014 By: Blake (Florence Alabama, United States)

Comments
I love this book i am in electronics technology class at a career tech school and this eliminates the need to hunt through 3 different textbooks to find one thing

Pros
Tells me everything i need to know

Cons
None
 

nice addition to my tool box

May 22, 2014 By: Kevin M Turner, BPI Packaging LLC (Memphis TN, United States)

Comments
An excellant purchase! Small enough to put in my bag for projects out of the shop but very durable.

Pros
Laminate pages are a plus,very informative,and handy! This book is a very welcomed addition to my tool box.

Cons
I havent found one yet.
 

For anyone and Everyone!

May 21, 2014 By: Bryan Hildreth (Muskegon, United States)

Comments
Great book especially if you don't know electrical very well. Easy to learn information and laid out very well. Bought to assist in machine design and build. Exceeded my expectations on what I thought I was purchasing.

Pros
Compact, very useful, easy to read, lots of information including lots of helpful tables and explanations of various terms and theory's. Best part was the multimeter gift!

Cons
Spiral bounding can be crushed cause trouble turning pages, doesn't belong at the bottom of a tool bag...
 

Useful to more than just electricians

May 21, 2014 By: Jason H, Thyssen Mining (Arlington, United States)

Comments
I am a field engineer on a mine site. This reference is invaluable for the trades as well as engineers. I use this reference on site as well as at home to make projects easier.

Pros
Well put together, thorough, good binding, love the spiral bind so the book lays flat.

 

Not just for electricians!

May 21, 2014 By: Michael Frechette, Third Dimension Drafting (Greene, United States)

Comments
Handiest of all for non-electricians needing a quick reference on the go!

Pros
Pertinent information, quick and easy to access!

Cons
Absolutely none.
 

Black Book Review

May 20, 2014 By: Louis (Palatine, United States)

Comments
Great Content

Pros
Covers everything!

Cons
Bought 2 books some pages were delaminated.