Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment
Interpret electrical drawings accurately and learn the uses of important electrical equipment with this online course.Publisher: USAID
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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.
Module 1: Basic Electrical Drawings
Basic Electrical Drawings: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings
Drawing Layout, Drafting Lines, Electrical Symbols
Electrical Drawings and Plans
Basic Electrical Drawings: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Electrical Test Equipment
Electrical Test Equipment: Learning Outcomes
Electrical Test Equipment
Test Equipment and Safety Precautions
Other Tools of the Trade
Electrical Test Equipment: Lesson Summary
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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An electrical drawing is a type of technical drawing that provides visual representation describing electrical systems or circuits. They are sometimes referred to as wiring diagrams and are used to explain the design to electricians or other workers who will use them to help install or repair electrical systems. Alison's free online electrical drawing training courses teach the required knowledge and skills that help prevent potential injury.
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