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A 2-Day Introduction to
Basic Electrical Theory & Concepts

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This electrical fundamentals seminar is our most basic, introductory level, electrical training seminar. Electrical Fundamentals has been designed for beginners who want to get acquainted with the basic concepts of electricity. It is an ideal seminar for people with no knowledge of electricity or electrical principals and as a good review for journeyman electricians.

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September 23 - 24

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Topics in this Seminar Include:  
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • DC Electrical Theory
  • Ohms Law - Resistance, Voltage, Current
  • Voltage Drop - Problems, Causes, and Remedies
  • AC versus DC - Why are There Two Types of Electricity?
  • How AC and DC are Produced
  • Introduction to Transformers
  • 3-Phase versus 1-Phase - How are they Different?
  • Electrical Circuits the Home and Place of Business
  • Using Digital Multimeters to Check Voltage, Resistance, and Continuity, Meter Training and Certification

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Course: Electrical Fundamentals
Length: 2 Days 
Tuition: $895

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Course Description: 

Electrical theory is introduced with a focus on simple explanations that are easy to understand. Answers are given to the questions "How does this work?" and "Why do I need to know this?".

Basic electrical concepts are explained including the meaning of the terms "amps", "volts", "ohms", and "watts". Ohm's Law and why Ohm's Law is important will be explained in simple language. The concept of voltage drop, causes of voltage drop, problems, and remedies will be covered. The differences between AC and DC are covered along with example voltage sources for either type of electric current.

Household and industrial electrical circuits commonly found in the home, office, and industrial environment will be examined along with 1-phase and 3-phase power circuits. The meaning and purpose of "hot wires", "neutrals", and "grounds" will be explained.

As a bonus, attendees will learn, using hands-on exercises, how to safely use a digital multimeter to measure and test simple electrical circuits. During the seminar, the student will test a circuit for the absence of voltage, measure and record any voltage levels present, and identify whether the voltage is AC or DC. The student will be given instruction of how to properly and safely test a fuse within a circuit and will use a digital multimeter to test a fuse which is installed in the test circuit.

Students will be introduced to electrical transformer theory and, using a digital multimeter, will measure the input and output voltage of a transformer.

This introductory level seminar is well suited for people who have a need to understand basic electrical terminology for their job and for mechanical maintenance personnel who will benefit from electrical cross-training.

A Note Regarding Electrical Safety Training for OSHA Compliance:
The 2012 NFPA 70E® requires, in Article 110, that electrical workers be trained to select the appropriate voltage detector and shall demonstrate how to use a device to verify the absence of voltage. This seminar meets that requirement.

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Who Should Attend:
Anyone who would like a better understanding of electrical theory & concepts. No knowledge of electricity is required. This seminar is ideal for laymen, sales staff, clerical workers, supervisors, and maintenance personnel who would like to have an understanding of basic electrical theory.

Certificate of Completion:
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion

Equipment Requirements:
A hand held calculator and safety glasses. Digital multimeters are made available for use during the seminar but it is recommended that attendees bring their own if they have them.

Other Recommended Seminars:
It is recommended that anyone working in the electrical field, no matter what level of experience or training, attend our Electrical Safety for OSHA Compliance seminar which includes coverage of the 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E®.

Enrollment is limited. Call 281-393-1711 for registration information
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