What is Electrician: Definition and 11 Discussions

An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable lines.

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  1. Byron Edwards

    Engineering Can an Experienced Electrician Become an EET in Just 3 Years?

    I am an Electrician of 14 years, now in a management position with great experience. I am looking at taking a part time study 3 year course through S.A.I.T that will allow me to get my Electrical engineering technology Diploma in 3 years all while working full-time in the city. This will...
  2. A

    Engineering Electrical Engineer or Electrician

    I'm 24 and graduated with a masters degree in electrical engineering in the UK last year. I had it in my head that I would get a masters degree and then get a graduate training scheme position in something like power/energy and enjoy it while earning decent money, but I haven't been able to get...
  3. R

    Engineering Electrician vs EE: Which Path is Right for Me?

    Hey guys I'm trying to figure out my path forward. I'm currently in an electrician apprenticeship which I enjoy a lot however I sense I have a stronger talent for engineering work. I've interviewed several EEs and it seems that my motivations for entering the fields are sound; however I don't...
  4. A

    Exploring Physics: The Ultimate Forum for Enthusiasts

    I'm glad I found these forums as physics is a hobby of mine. I hope to learn a lot from here. A pleasure to make your acquaintance.
  5. D

    Engineering Electrical Engineer major taking electrician internship?

    Currently in my 3rd year in college of engineering, and I recently got offered a HV electrician intern for the DoD. Is worth taking? Being that its different towards my degree.
  6. Q

    Explaining Band theory and Momentum Space to laymen?

    I didn't put this in the Education forum because I feel the level is probably too high. I have a physics degree and an education degree, but due to my inability to tolerate students who simply don't care about learning, I became an electrician instead. My colleagues and I were having a...
  7. S

    Roadmap to Electrician apprenticeship

    I'm a current high school student, thinking about becoming an electrician, i understand you have to get an apprenticeship in order to become an electrician, what is the roadmap or the process to get an apprenticeship? Do i go to college and study in a program like "Electrical Engineering...
  8. Y

    What Type of Cable Should I Use for My Recessed Lighting Retrofit?

    I am putting in recess lighting in my house, I am retrofitting it, not a new build. I want to find out what kind of cable I should use to hook up the lights. I take that it should be 3 wires ( Black, white and green) in one type. Is 20A good enough? Of cause I am not using close to 20A, but I...
  9. D

    Electrician to Electrical Engineer

    Hello everyone, I am a 36 year old Master Electrician and I'm thinking about going to to for Electrical Engineering. Is there anyone who may have any information on a transition such as this? I guess I'm looking to do as much of this as I can online, if that's even feasible? What classes should...
  10. sparkey

    Electrician with an interest in most of the sciences

    i didnt see a newbe topic so i'll put this here. new guy here (as if it wasnt obvious). I am a 25yo electrician with an interest in most of the sciences. i have a particular interest in particle physics and quantum mechanics as well as anything related to astronomy. I am probably going to be...
  11. G

    Earth: A sink or a circuit (a bet with an electrician)

    I am a general contractor, and have a bet with my electrician, I wondered what your thoughts are on it. Here it is: A generator is sitting on a rubber isolation pad and is in no way Earth Grounded. A grounding stake is placed in the Earth and connected to one side of a light bulb, and the...