Making sure that electricians have access to electrical apps is a great way to improve productivity, knowledge, and accuracy. We’ve put together this list of 40 (and growing) best electrical apps to help people of all skills levels, on both iOS or Android devices, with both paid and free electrical apps; to have access to the plentiful amounts of information and tools now available on our phones.
Collectively, the list is powerful, and one app may be useful to some and not others. We invite you to go through the list, try out different electrical apps, and find which one you couldn’t see yourself without.
Best Electrical Apps: Free & Paid
The Sun Seeker phone app offers a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3-D views showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise & set times, twilight times, magic hours, & more – along with a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Cost: PAID
Arc Flash Label Calculator
The Arc Flash Label Calculator phone app has been developed to perform Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations for incident energy and arc flash boundary, and for determining limited, restricted, prohibited approach boundaries and hazard risk category required by NFPA 70E, NEC / CEC and OSHA (based on IEEE 1584 Guide) when work is to be performed on or near the energized equipment. Cost: FREE
Electrical Calc USA
E-Calc is a great mobile electrician app for calculating out common electrical problems on the phone. This app is an essential tool for all electricians and electrical engineers on the job. E-Calc is able to calculate simple formulas while also returning code results including wire sizing, conduit sizing, fusing, overload size, ground and bond size and much more based on the National Electrical Code.Cost: FREE and PAID
Ugly’s Electrical References
The Ugly’s Electrical References phone app is updated to reflect 2017 NEC® – a great reference resource for on-the-job uses. The dependable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use info is now available easily and affordably on your mobile devices. Cost: PAID
Leviton ASHRAE 90.1 App
The Leviton ASHRAE 90.1 app simplifies ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2010 lighting control requirements for new and retrofit projects. This powerful app organizes ASHRAE 90.1 information and makes it easily accessible and readily available with a simple swipe on your smart device. View diagrams and summaries of the requirements met for recommended solutions. Cost: FREE
Electrical Wiring Lite
Many calculation tools electricians and other electrical contractor professionals need for every-day and on-the-job calculations required to efficiently design and document code-compliant installations. Paid version download offers even more calculations, over 30+! Cost: FREE and PAID
Electrician Calculator Pro
Electrician Calculator Pro is a National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant calculator for electricians, engineers and electrical contractor professionals, electrical contractors, designers, lighting experts, inspectors, maintenance personnel and builders! It’s a great phone calculator electricians app that follows NEC. Cost: PAID
Leviton Title 20 & Title 24
The Leviton Title 20 & 24 app simplifies California Title 20 & 24 2013 lighting controls code requirements. This powerful app organizes Title 20 and Title 24 information and makes it easily accessible and readily available with a simple swipe on your smart device. Cost: FREE
Southwire® Voltage Drop Calc
Southwire’s voltage drop calculator will help you determine the proper wire size for an electrical circuit based on the voltage drop and current carrying capacity of an electrical circuit. Determines cable size to meet specific voltage drop limits or calculates voltage drop for a specific conductor run. Cost: FREE
Southwire® Conduit Fill Calculator
Southwire has created an app to help electricians, engineers and contractors figure out what size conduit to use per the NEC®, including fill percentages and jam probability. This is a great option if you do not have the NEC book handy or do not want to spend time manually calculating the Conduit Fill %. Cost: FREE
2017 Master Electrician Ref.
MER is an extensive reference guide for electrical designers, engineers, installers, contractors, facility managers, inspectors, exam candidates, apprentices, electricians, journeymen, architects, and technicians. MER is for people doing residential, industrial, and commercial work. Cost: PAID
QuickBend: Conduit Bending Calculator
QuickBend is a conduit bending calculator that was created to be fast and accurate while being visually appealing and innovative. Offering you the most accurate measurements using the centerline radius algorithm based upon the bender that you’re using. Cost: FREE and PAID
ElectriCalc Pro Advanced NEC Code Calculator
The US-based National Electrical Code® (NEC) ElectriCalc® Pro from Calculated Industries for iOS is a full-featured emulation of their popular #5065/#5070 calculator models – now available on your phone. They follow 2017 NEC standards and offer as a great tool and reference. Cost: PAID
Best Electrical Apps for iPhone, iPad & iOS
Some mobile electrician apps aren’t available on both iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices. Here we list the electrician apps that are available on iPhone and iPad devices, both free and paid:
Box Fill Pro
Box Fill Pro is an easy to use electrical app that calculates “Box Fill” requirements for an electrical wiring box that provides detailed calculations. Cost: PAID
Electrical Formulator PRO combines over 250 formulas, 150 charts and parts of the MN electrical code which is based on the 2008 National Electric Code. Formulas are for both American and Metric systems so both AWG and Mil formulas are given. Cost: PAID
Electrical Box Fill Calculator
This electrical app allows you to use an electrical box fill calculator (according to NEC Section 314.16). Cost: PAID
Electrician’s Helper take’s the hassle out of looking up electrical codes and doing complex estimating & calculations for installations – it’s an overall great reference guide for electricians. Cost: PAID
An easy-to-use and exclusive iPhone app for calculating Ohm’s Law. Cost: FREE
The My Bender digital app offers the most accurate conduit bending calculations on the App Store. How? Because My Bender uses “your” bender, with its unique bending characteristics to do the math. Cost: PAID
Phased: Wire Phases
Phased is an incredibly easy-to-use app for electrical wire phasing reference that makes it easy to know which wire to pull when you are out on a job. Cost: PAID
Solve any electrical design problem with hundreds of conversion and calculation formulas with this electrical calculations app. This electrical app also conveniently displays your most used and recently used formulas for easy reuse. Cost: FREE
This application is intended for engineers and students who are looking for a reference tool for electrical and RF engineering. Easily determine the resistor and capacitor values based on their color codes, or vice versa. Calculate electrical values based on Ohm’s Law. RF engineers can also simulate a Smith Chart diagram. Cost: FREE
etap Mobile – etap²
The etapAPP allows you to bring the power of Electrical Power Systems Software wherever you go. This field data collection app allows you to access, edit, and share ETAP one-line diagrams which immediately sinks with the data on your desktop computer. Cost: FREE.
Best Electrical Apps for Android
Here some electrical apps that are available on Android phone devices for electrical contractors & engineers, both free and paid:
Short Circuit Fault Current
The Short Circuit Fault Current app performs available short circuit fault current calculations in three-phase electric power systems you are working with. The app considers electrical parameters of power supply as well as the power distribution system including utility, cables, transformers and motors. The short circuit software also automatically converts the entire system into a unique impedance unit which the short circuit current at each and every point is calculated. Cost: FREE
Engineering News & Updates
This great resource for engineering students and professionals has an electrical engineering section, where you can keep up with relevant news in the industry. Cost: FREE
The Electrician’s Bible app is a must have for electricians, electrical contractors, engineers, or even students. It is the definitive source of useful electrical tools and apps to help with day to day tasks. Cost: PAID
Best Electrical Apps in 2022
While this list contains many different electrical apps, we have missed some other great apps for electricians or students available for download. If you know of an electrical app that would be useful to other electrical professionals and isn’t listed yet, please contact us and we will consider adding more apps to the list for iPhone, iPad or Android.
Note: The electrical apps listed above are not necessarily an endorsement for the app / company from LEDLightingSupply. Instead, the list is meant to simply supply an extensive list of apps for electrical contractors & engineers that are available for download in 2021 on iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone devices.
About the Author
Dwayne Kula is President of LED Lighting Supply. On any given day, Dwayne is writing content for the site and helps manage the marketing initiatives that are on-going. He has a Software Engineering degree and still dabbles in writing software for the company as needed. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, playing the occasional game of golf and exploring New England.