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HVAC Skills: Electricity For Refrigeration, Heating And A/C-1

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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111 to 222 minutes
Video Format
Standard Definition
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Browsers Supported
IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
Quiz Questions
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Convenience Learning International
Original Content Producer
Cengage Learning
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This training brings must-know electrical concepts and HVAC service procedures to life! An excellent way to introduce essential electrical topics, from basic concepts of electricity through motors and controls, This first of a three part series focuses on the basics, including: safety attire and equipment; relationships between current, resistance, and electromotive force; use of the ammeter, voltmeter and ohmmeter; plus different types of wiring diagrams and how to read simple schematics.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

This training is designed for anyone learning about electricity for refrigeration, heating and air conditioning. Part 1 of 3.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Safety
    • Introduction
    • General circuit safety
    • Electric shock
    • Shock response guidelines
    • Personal safety
    • Equipment and tool safety
    • Circuit protection
    • The national electric code
    • Fuses and circuit breakers
    • Circuit lockout
    • Wet conditions
    • Summary
    • Summary
  • Basic Electricity and Circuits
    • Introduction
    • Atomic theory
    • Conductors and insulators
    • Electrical quantities
    • Ohm's law
    • Series circuit rules
    • Parallel circuits
    • Summary
  • Electric Meters, Basic Components and Symbols
    • Introduction
    • Basic principles of electrical measurement
    • Analog meters
    • Analog voltmeters
    • Analog Ohmeters
    • Putting it together
    • Digital meters
    • Basic circuit components
    • Electrical loads
    • Motors
    • Solenoids
    • Heaters
    • Relays and contactors
    • Switches
    • Summary
  • Wiring Diagrams and Schematics
    • Introduction
    • The schematic diagram
    • Pictorial diagrams
    • Reading wiring diagrams
    • Dehumidifier wiring diagram
    • Window air conditioner schematic
    • Walk-in cooler schematic
    • Commercial freezer schematic
    • Gas furnace schematic
    • Packaged A/C unit schematic
    • Summary
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Explain the importance of respecting electric circuits.
  • Describe electric shock and how one should react in the event that a shock has occurred.
  • Explain how field technicians should dress in order to reduce the possibility of personal injury.
  • Explain how power tools, circuits and individuals are protected by fuses, circuit breakers and ground wires.
  • Explain the importance of locking out an electrical system while service is being performed.
  • Describe two fundamental laws that directly apply to atomic theory.
  • Explain the difference between a conductor and an insulator.
  • Define some commonly used electrical terms.
  • Use Ohm's Law to calculate values for circuit voltage, current, resistance and wattage.
  • Explain the rules that apply to series and parallel circuits.
  • Explain how magnetism is related to current flow in an electric circuit.
  • Explain the operation and usage of analog and digital electric meters.
  • Explain the difference between system loads and switches.
  • Explain the operation of relays, contactors and other switching devices.
  • Show how system components are drawn in electrical wiring diagrams.
  • Explain the purpose of wiring diagrams.
  • Explain the difference between a schematic and a pictorial diagram.
  • Explain how to read a wiring diagram.
  • Identify the electrical symbols for various system components.
  • Describe the wiring diagrams of various HVAC systems.

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