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Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment - Revised

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Learn all about different electrical drawings and test equipment used on the job site.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    US AID




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The course Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment teaches you about the key aspects of electrical drawings and test equipment used in the trade.

You will be introduced to a number of basic electrical drawings and learn the importance of being able to interpret electrical drawings accurately. The course teaches you about drafting lines and why electricians need to know how to read different electrical symbols.

The final module of this course explains the use of different electrical test equipment including the various meters used in the electrical trade. Some of this test equipment includes ammeters, galvanometers, voltmeters, multi-meters. You will learn about safety precautions to implement on the job site and other tools of the trade used by an electrician.

This course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of construction and electrical engineering. Learners who want to gain a practical knowledge and understanding of the electrical trade would also benefit from the concepts explained in this course.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List the plans and drawings that are included in electrical drawings.
  • Describe the various terms associated with electrical drawings.
  • Discuss the drawing layout, the common drafting lines, and the electrical symbols used in the trade.
  • Explain what is meant by scale drawings, power plans, lighting floor plans, electrical details and diagrams.
  • Describe electrical current testing instruments such as an ammeter and a galvanometer.
  • Summarize how a moving-coil meter operates.
  • Identify the purpose of testing equipment such as voltmeter, ohmmeter, multimeter.
  • List the difference between an analog and a digital voltmeter.

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Course Reviews

Julius P.
3 days ago
Julius P.

Find this course a fundamental to electrical engineers and technicians...It is also a refresher course for those in electrical and related field.

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