Introduction to Electrical Wiring Systems - Revised
Learn about essential electrical wiring systems, including raceways and device boxes, with this free online course.
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This course will first introduce you to electric device boxes and their uses in electrical wiring systems. You will start by looking into the different types of device boxes that electricians work with. The course will discuss hand bending and teach you the processes of hand bending including the necessary equipment you need to use. You will learn about the importance of using hand benders on the job as well as study the techniques for using hand-operated conduit benders.
Next, you will study raceways and fittings. You will learn what makes up a raceway and how they are used to protect electrical wiring and provide a means of electrical wire identification. The course will also discuss raceway fasteners and anchors as well as conductors and cables. You will look into how electricians install conductors, which is the current-carrying portion of a wire along with its insulation. You will also study the different equipment needed to install and feed conductors in a conduit system.
The importance of properly installed electrical wiring cannot be underestimated. It enables safe and efficient electric power distribution throughout our modern cities. This Introduction to Electrical Wiring Systems online course will give you the confidence and competence you need to handle device boxes, conduit fittings, conductors, and cables as well as hand bending. So, check out the course and acquire a valuable skill in the electrical field today.
Module 1: Device Boxes
Device Boxes: Learning Outcomes
Types of Device Boxes
Sizing and Installing Device Boxes
Device Boxes: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Hand Bending Conduit
Hand Bending Conduit: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Hand Bending
Hand Bending Process and Equipment
Geometry Required to Make a Bend
Hand Bending Conduit: Lesson Summary
Module 3: Raceways and Fittings
Raceways and Fittings: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Raceways and Fittings
Working with Raceways and Conduits
Raceway Fasteners and Anchors
Raceways and Fittings: Lesson Summary
Module 4: Conductors and Cables
Conductors and Cables: Learning Outcomes
Conductors and Cables
Conductors and Insulation
Conductors and Cables: Lesson Summary
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- State the uses of electrical device boxes.
- Discuss the terms associated with device boxes.
- Apply the steps involved in making a 90-degree bend.
- Describe the basic procedure involved in using a segment bending device.
- State the typical fasteners used to attach raceways.
- Outline the proper methods of storing, handling, and installing raceways.
- List the terms associated with conductors and electrical cables.
- Identify the use of fish tapes, wire grips, pull lines, and pulling equipment in installing conductors into conduits.
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