Basic Electricity (BE)

Basic Electricity

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is intended for new or cross-training technicians, electricians and supervisors responsible for maintenance of electrical equipment. It provides basic information regarding quantifying and measuring basic elements in an electrical circuit. Participants are familiarized with multi-meter usage and basic electrical circuit components. A firm grasp of the fundamentals of electricity is the basis for becoming a successful electrical maintenance technician. All too often, maintenance personnel have to jump right into electrical maintenance with no training, or perhaps minimal on-the-job training that skips the fundamentals and focuses solely on a specific application. Improper fundamentals training may result in technicians performing tasks without understanding the reason why or the implications of the changes.
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NUMBER
345
DURATION
4 days
SCHEDULE
8 am-4:30 pm
INVOLVEMENT
Lecture
 
CREDITS
3.2 CEUs
TUITION
$1,335

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for new or cross-training technicians, electricians and supervisors responsible for maintenance of electrical equipment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of AC and DC electrical current flow.
  • Calculate voltage, wattage, resistance, current and power factor values.
  • Select appropriate test equipment for taking voltage measure­ments.
  • Interpret multi-meter readings.
  • Identify the circuit effects of resistors, inductors and capacitors.
  • Read and interpret single-phase circuit diagrams.

REQUIREMENTS

The participant should bring a trigonometric calculator. Participants must wear long pants and safety toe shoes to complete the lab portion of this course.

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