Electricity: Electrical Wiring Residential Part 1
- Course Format
- Product ID
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Training Time ?
- 103 to 206 minutes
- Video Format
- Standard Definition
- Devices Supported
- Browsers Supported
- IE Desktop
- Required Plugins
- MasteryNet Player
- Lesson Interactions
- Quiz Questions
- Interactive Producer
- Convenience Learning International
- Original Content Producer
- Cengage Learning
This training, the first in a 2-part series, sets the stage for learning by motivating and heightening enthusiasm for learning about electrical installation planning essentials, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs), special-purpose outlets, and custom installation. This training also provides a list of typical types of wiring for the residential industry.
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Training for anyone learning to be involved in or currently involved in the installation and repair of electrical wiring for residential housing.
Introduction to Electrical Installations
- Estimates and communication
- Electrical symbols
- Box mounting
Planning for Circuit Installation
- Basics of wire sizing and loading
- Calculating floor area
- Determining Minimum number of lighting branch circuits
- Where to install receptacles and outlets
- Wire size
- Branch circuit rating
- Common connection problems
- Wire connections
- The weakest link in the chain
- Nonmetallic-sheathed cable
- Connecting wiring devices
- Conductor color coding for switch connections
- Connecting switches, receptacles, and lighting outlets
- Switch types
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
- Electrical hazards
- Code requirements for GFCIs
- What a GFCI does
- GFCI in residue circuits
- Feedthrough GFCI
- Testing GFCI receptacles
- Replacing existing receptacles
- Replacing 2-wire receptacles - grounding exists
- Replacing 2-wire receptacles- no grounding means
- Immersion Detection Circuit Interrupters
- Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
- Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS)
- Types of lighting fixtures
- Fluorescent ballasts and lamps; incandescent lamps
- Outdoor lighting
- Residential lighting
- Grouping lighting and receptacle outlets
- Estimating loads for outlets
- Drawing the wiring diagram of a lighting circuit
- Determining the size of outlet, device, and boxes
- Lighting Branch-Circuit A19 for master bedrooms
- Ceiling-suspended fans
- Lighting Branch-Circuit A14 - hallway and bathrooms
- Lighting the front entry and porch
Understand the basics of electrical installation.
- Explain that power should be off when working on electrical circuits.
- Explain how the architect communicates construction work requirements to the trades.
- Choose the proper document provided by the architect which lists needed materials and equipment.
- Identify and explain electrical symbols used on drawings.
- Define an electrical outlet.
- Name a device.
- Explain the importance of electrical specifications.
- Choose the proper install and position requirements for wall boxes.
Utilize proper planning techniques for circuit installation.
- Calculate the general lighting load for a dwelling.
- Determine the proper number of branch circuits.
- List the NEC specifications for receptacle outlet placements.
- Restate how conductor size is expressed.
- Select the main concern when using aluminum conductors.
- Choose the basis of ampacity.
- Identify the color code reserved for and equipment-grounding conductor.
- Select the best method to attach conductors to a receptacle.
- Match proper conductors procedures to specific situations.
Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs).
- Explain the purpose of using GFCIs.
- Select the cause of a GFCI to trip.
- Identify the milliampere value when GFCI's sense and operate.
- List locations requiring GFCI-protected receptacles.
- Explain when a GFCI will trip.
- Recall procedures used to replace GFCI receptacles.
- State when GFCI-protected receptacles should not be used.
- Identify appliances that utilize the Immersion Detector Circuit Interrupter (IDCI).
- State the purpose of the Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI).
- Determine when to use Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS).
Properly install room lighting.
- Identify the various types of lighting fixtures and installation requirements.
- Name an example of task lighting.
- Calculate an electrical load.
- Recall that there are no specific number of receptacles that can be connected to a branch circuit.
- State where to find information for cable layouts.
- Choose proper closet lighting requirements.
- Choose proper bathrooms wiring requirements.