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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TERMINOLOGY

A friend of mine once told me that I speak “engineer.” “What do you mean by that?” I asked.

“Well,” he said, “most production electricians and technicians refer to ‘volts,’ ‘amps,’ and ‘ohms.’ But you say ‘volts,’ ‘current,’ and ‘resistance.’”

“Very true,” I said, “but we’re referring to the same thing!”

“Yes,” he said, “but not everyone knows that.”

He was right. Production electricians and technicians often use a meters that read “volts,” “amps,” and “ohms.” Many learn on the job and never have the opportunity to ...

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