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    Florida Limited Energy Exam Prep

    Chicago tech here with 17yrs experience cabling and general low voltage systems (pbx, cameras, paging, A/V, data, No fire or burg). I am preparing for the Florida Limited Energy Exam. I passed the Business portion last week. I was feeling good about the Technical portion until I realized that about 50% of the technical test is general electrical theory. I bought the Mike Holt "Limited Energy and Communication Systems" textbook and study guide and feel I have mastery on the Limited Energy stuff. I just additionally purchased the Mike Holt "Basic Electrical Theory" Textbook. It arrives Friday. I am taking the test in a week and the book is 400 pages. I am not looking for answers or any kind of a cheat. I am looking for some guidance on the exam prep. Since I am Low Voltage and this book applies to all levels of electrician are there certain chapters I need to focus on or can skip for my exam prep. For example the Florida LE license does not cover Fire or Burg, so I did not study these chapters beyond a skim. Thanks

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    Passed the exam!

    I passed the exam and figured I would answer my own question for others. The Mike Holt books were a big help. Although I would not have passed without them, you cannot use them exclusively. The limited energy book, while following along at the same time the NEC code book section by section really got me comfortable moving around the NEC. The electrical principles book was also helpful, but I would have benefited by spending more time on calculating Resistance in series and parallel circuits than the AC and DC motors, generators,circuit sizing type stuff. There were at least 5 problems (5% of your score) reading a simple circuit with switches and relays and determining what happens when you open or close a switch and calculating resistance and voltage drop, etc. I did not have mastery on this and really was worried when time ran out. My advice to others: get the Mike Holt books to study up and then have all the books allowed with you in the exam.

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    Congrats!



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