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

iBend Pipe: Conduit Bending App

iBend Pipe “saves you time and pipe” by calculating conduit bending with fast on-screen calculations. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Get for Android

NFPA 70®: NEC® 2017 Edition

Help build a safer world with the 2017 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code. The app lays out the 2017 NEC® standards as the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Sun Seeker

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Electrical Engineering Dictionary

The Electrical Engineering Dictionary app is the industry standard for finding electrical terminology and calculations. Boasting over 3,000 terms in 18 categories, the app probably has the answers to your specific electrical questions – plus it even has a quiz feature for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge! Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Leviton Captain Code 2017 NEC

National Electrical Code® (NEC®) compliance is paramount for all electrical professionals as noncompliance can mean costly rework and lost productivity – the Leviton Captain Code 2017 app brings together in one place an easy to use and comprehensive database of changes to the code that are important to you. Don’t get lost in the dark and be kept up to date with any code changes. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

iCircuit

The iCircuit app is made for designing and experimenting with circuits. Its simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Electrical Calc Elite NEC Code Calculator

The Electrical Calc Elite NEC Code Calculator app was designed with electrical contractor professionals in mind to solve the most commonly used electrical calculations based on National Electric Codes (NEC). Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Electrical ToolKit

The Electrical ToolKit app is simple to use and great to recalculate circuit values when user edits any input data. More tools are always being added – making it a better app all the time. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Littelfuse Catalog

Explore Littelfuse’s catalog for their global customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

PullCalc

PullCalc is an app that aids electricians and contractors with approximate the pull force needed to install an electrical cable inside of conduit. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Learn Electrical Engineering

This is a great electrical engineering app to help you learn electrical engineering through its bite sized videos, quizzes and AI driven coach to help you learn more about electrical engineering and related topics. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Get for Android

Electrical Calculations

The ultimate electrical calculator app that can calculate any day-to-day calculations needed from wire size to voltage drop and many more. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

Get for Android

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

Get for iOS

Electrical PRO

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

Get for iOS

Electrical Box Fill Calculator

This electrical app allows you to use an electrical box fill calculator (according to NEC Section 314.16). Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Electrician’s Helper

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

Get for iOS

Voltage-Drop

Voltage-Drop Calculator is a handy reference tool for electricians, engineers, and do-it-yourselfers. It determines the voltage loss along a wire, so you can choose the correct and proper cable size for your circuit. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Ohm’s Law

An easy-to-use and exclusive iPhone app for calculating Ohm’s Law. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

My Bender

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

Get for iOS

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

Get for iOS

Electrical PRO

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

Get for iOS

Electrical Box Fill Calculator

This electrical app allows you to use an electrical box fill calculator (according to NEC Section 314.16). Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Electrician’s Helper

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

Get for iOS

Voltage-Drop

Voltage-Drop Calculator is a handy reference tool for electricians, engineers, and do-it-yourselfers. It determines the voltage loss along a wire, so you can choose the correct and proper cable size for your circuit. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Ohm’s Law

An easy-to-use and exclusive iPhone app for calculating Ohm’s Law. Cost: FREE

Get for iOS

My Bender

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

Get for iOS

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

Get for iOS

Electrical Formulator

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

Get for iOS

Light Meter

An iPhone and iPad exclusive light meter that acts as a lux reader, lumen reader, and more. It’s an affordable alternative to other standalone light meter devices. Cost: PAID

Get for iOS

Engineering Calc

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

Get for iOS

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.

Get for iOS

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

Get for Android

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

Get for Android

Electrical Study Quiz – MCQ

Electrical Study Quiz – MCQ is an electrical study app dedicated to all students of electrical engineering. The app is ideal for preparing for competitive engineering examinations in the fields of electronics, instrumentation, and electronics and communication with over 2800 multiple choice questions to practice with. Cost: FREE

Get for Android

Electrician’s Bible

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

Get for Android

Best Electrical Apps in 2021

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.

Looking for more useful resources for electricians and electrical engineers? Check out our rankings of the top blogs and best forums in the field.

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.

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