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Building Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Part I

Hands on Training This hands-on training mini-course provides an overview of electrical circuits and troubleshooting focusing on practical, hands-on techniques for understanding electrical systems and EMD fundamental operating principles, programming, and troubleshooting on common commercial and industrial circuits. Participants will learn by building and testing circuits that include several different types of mechanical and solid-state components, including motors and other common control devices. Topics: How to test and correct power problems like transients, harmonics, and voltage sags and swells; The difference between apparent power, true power, power factor, and how to measure and compare each type; Interfacing a drive to a PLC controlled system; Troubleshooting common electrical problems; Best test instruments to use when testing and troubleshooting different circuit and system problems. Meter types used during seminar include at least 8 different types of circuit testers, DMMs, current clamps, and power quality analyzers.

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Building Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Part II

BUILDING ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING SKILLS (Part 2) This one day continuation of the basic (first day) seminar is designed to provide additional knowledge and skills required when testing and troubleshooting circuits that include solid state components like PLCs, solid state relays (SSRs), Motor Drives, and solid state switches.  More advance problems caused by over currents, sags/swells, transients, harmonics, overloaded neutrals, and heat related problems will be covered by taking measurements and troubleshooting circuits. Participants will build and test electrical circuits that are used to understand how the circuits should operate, and how to test and troubleshoot them. Topics, circuits, and equipment covered include: Learn how to test and wire any IEC (imported) Wye/Delta three-phase motor without using the motors wiring diagram and what the expected readings should be before power is applied and how to troubleshoot the motor after power is applied. Connecting the drives control circuit to different types of sourcing and sinking inputs, to control motor starting, stopping, jogging and direction of rotation. The difference between troubleshooting electromechanical and solid state components. Connect a motor drive to control the speed of a motor using analog inputs (solar panels, potentiometers, etc.). Connecting and testing circuits that include a PLC for controlling the circuit. Testing procedures for testing for phase loss, improper phase sequence, voltage imbalance, and current imbalance.    

Class not currently available at this time.