The Best Apps for Electricians in 2020By My Service Depot on Friday, March 20, 2020
Turn your mobile device into an incredible resource for completing electrician work.
Electricians are smart individuals who know how to remember critical information and use it for problem solving. But the human brain isn’t perfect, and it can be useful to have reference manuals, calculators, and field service software to make electrical work a little easier and a whole lot safer on a daily basis.
Fortunately, it’s no longer necessary to bring your expense books and calculators with you from job site to job site, where they can get exposed to the elements or accidentally left behind. You already have plenty of tools to keep track of, so simplify your work day by loading your tablet or smartphone with the latest and greatest apps for electricians in 2020.
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There’s no sense in blowing a real-life fuse when you can run a simulation to test a complicated circuit instead. Use the EveryCircuit app to create and debug circuits. The drag-and-drop circuit builder is easy to use, and once you tap the play button, you can visually see the flow of energy through the circuit. Make changes to the circuit while it’s “live” in order to instantly see how voltage, resistance, and other factors affect the circuit overall. Whether you’re just starting an apprenticeship or are a pro working with more complicated circuits, EveryCircuit serves as a helpful visualization tool.
Master Electrician Reference
As great a memory as you may have, you probably can’t recall every little detail about electricity. In the electrician field, details matter a great deal. Forget about carrying around a reference book! Let the Master Electrician Reference app serve as your pocket guide for the following and much, much more:
- Electrical Formulas and Conversions
- Color Codes
- Conductor Properties
- Conduit Fill Table
- Insulation Charts
- Conduit Bending
- Safety and First Aid
National Electrical Code App
Speaking of reference materials that come in handy to quickly look up a topic, when was the last time you reviewed the National Electrical Code? With the NEC app, it’s easier than ever to search for a code related to installation, design, or safety to make sure you’re on the right track with your current job. The search feature represents a convenient alternative to hunting through the index to find the right page. Just type in a keyword and you’ll see numerous suggested pages pop up on your screen. You don’t have to walk all the way back to the truck to look something up or fumble through a physical reference book. In seconds, you can open the app and have your answer.
Electrical Calculations LITE
An electrician’s job is rooted in math, and while you may have some of the more common formulas memorized, what about the conversions or calculations that crop up less often? Whether you need a rarely-used mathematical equation or you simply want to double-check your work, the Electrical Calculations LITE app puts all those electrical formulas at your fingertips. Just plug in your known variables to calculate the unknown variable, whether it’s wire size, voltage drop, current, active power, and much more. You can also easily look up the specifications for a resistor based on its color coding. It’s a great app for beginners and seasoned pros alike, because everyone needs to double-check a formula once in a while. Stay safe and let this app prevent you from making a mistake!
Calculator for Contractors
Electricians don’t just have to deal with electrical formulas and conversions. For all the other equations that come up, try the Calculator for Contractors app. An extra-cool feature this app provides is the ability to store calculations by project for easy reference. This can help you make correct purchase orders and itemized estimates for materials. This app also lets you quickly convert decimals into fractions so that your measurements remain consistent with how materials are sized and labelled.
Your smartphone or tablet is a mighty tool. Are you taking full advantage of it? If your competitors are, they’re already benefiting from increased efficiency, productivity, and safety. Step up your game before you get left behind!