Electrical Theory – electrical meters, wire sizes, and small sources of electricity.

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Course Overview: This course will cover the fundamentals of electrical meters, wire sizes, and small sources of electricity. Students will learn how to read and use different types of electrical meters, how to choose the correct wire size for a given application, and how to work with small sources of electricity, such as batteries and solar panels. The course will be based on the Delmar’s Book of Theory, which is a comprehensive guide to electrical theory and practice.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different types of electrical meters
  • Read and interpret electrical meter readings
  • Choose the correct wire size for a given application
  • Calculate voltage drop in a circuit
  • Describe the function and operation of small sources of electricity, such as batteries and solar panels
  • Install and maintain small sources of electricity
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems in small systems

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Electrical Meters

  • Types of electrical meters
  • How to read and interpret electrical meter readings
  • Understanding the units of measurement used in electrical meters

Module 2: Wire Sizes and Voltage Drop

  • Choosing the correct wire size for a given application
  • Calculating voltage drop in a circuit
  • Understanding the relationship between wire size and voltage drop

Module 3: Small Sources of Electricity

  • Types of small sources of electricity
  • How batteries and solar panels work
  • Installing and maintaining small sources of electricity

Module 4: Troubleshooting Small Electrical Systems

  • Identifying and diagnosing common problems in small electrical systems
  • How to fix common electrical problems in small systems

Course Materials:

  • Delmar’s Book of Theory
  • Electrical meters (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter)
  • Various sizes of wire
  • Small sources of electricity (batteries, solar panels)
  • Multimeter
  • Basic hand tools (screwdriver, pliers, wire strippers)

Assessment:

  • Quizzes and tests on each module
  • Practical assignments involving the use of electrical meters, wire sizes, and small sources of electricity
  • Final project where students will design and build a small electrical system using the knowledge gained in the course.
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What Will You Learn?

  • This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of electrical meters, wire sizes, and small sources of electricity. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to work with small electrical systems and troubleshoot common problems.

Course Content

Introduction to electrical meters
Lean all about meters

Wire Sizes and Voltage Drop
You will learn how to read and choose charts, from NEC to choosing the correct wire size

Small Sources of Electricity
Learn about the process of ionization and electrolytes

Batteries and Other Sources Of Electricity
Learn about cells and other small sources of electricity

Magnetic Induction
You will learn about Induction and Lenz Law

Basic Trigonometry and Vectors
Basics of Alternating Current (AC)

Alternating Current (AC)
- Advantages of AC - AC Waveforms - Sine Wave Values -Resistive Loads - Power in AC circuits - Skin affects in AC circuits

Troubleshooting Small Electrical Systems

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