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Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment - Revised

Electrical
Free Course
Electrical drawings and equipment are core elements of the electrical trade, and understanding them is essential for any aspiring electrician. This course will get you fully up-to-speed on these important topics. By the end of the course, you will know how to analyze information about power, lighting, and communication in the context of any engineering project, and you will be familiar important electrical symbols and test equipment.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    US AID

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Interpreting electrical drawings accurately is one of the most important skills that a professional working in a related field can acquire. With this course, you will learn how to read drawings and become familiar with important terms associated with the drawings including the different electrical symbols, lines, and layouts. An electrical plan is one of the most critical blueprints of a project, so it is important that you learn to read this by heart.

Next, you will learn about scale drawings, power plans, lighting floor plans, electrical details, and diagrams. The course will also cover the different electrical current testing instruments such as an ammeter and a galvanometer as well as discuss their uses. You will also get a clear understanding of how a moving-coil meter operates, the purposes of testing equipment such as a voltmeter, ohmmeter, and multimeter, and the difference between an analog and a digital voltmeter.

Being able to read the wiring and cable connections is essential for proper electrical installation and maintenance. This Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of construction and electrical engineering, as well as learners who want to gain practical knowledge and understanding of the electrical trade. So why wait? In just a few short hours, your electrical skills, and your résumé, will be at the next level.

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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.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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Course Reviews

Martin H.
2 years ago
GB
Martin H.

i enjoyed this course

Mariam A.
2 years ago
EG
Mariam A.

I've learned so much , thanks

Richard T.
2 years ago
US
Richard T.

Simple and easy to understand beginning.

Malcolm S.
2 years ago
ZM
Malcolm S.

it has helped me alot.

Christian M.
2 years ago
US
Christian M.

I thought it was well constructed and provided a good overview for novice electricians

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