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Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment Course


Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment
Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment

Learn more about basic electrical drawings and test equipment.


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Course Description

Installing a safe electrical system begins with a well-planned electrical drawing. Construction projects require work drawings and specifications to guide electricians in installing electrical equipment. Besides being a customer requirement, these plans and drawings provide specific instruction to electricians. Standard symbols and lines are used to represent the different types of material, raceways, conduits, and circuit connections. Reading and interpreting these drawings accurately is therefore an important skill for electricians. This free online course will introduce the learner to some basic electrical drawings. Going a step further, the course also describes the equipment and tools that enable an electrician to test and maintain the installations. Such test equipment includes an ammeter, a galvanometer and a multimeter. Related topics on how a moving-coil meter operates and how to select a meter are also covered. This free course will be of interest to professionals in the areas of construction, electronics and engineering who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of electrical drawings and test equipment.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Describe the various terms associated with electrical drawings;
- Identify the plans and drawings that are included in electrical drawings;
- Discuss the uses of electrical test equipment such as ammeter, galvanometer, voltmeter, ohmmeter, multimeter;
- Explain how a moving-coil meter operates;
- Apply the general points for selecting a meter;
- List the safety precautions for working with electrical test equipment.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 123 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment
Course #: 711
Course Publisher: US AID
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: Installing a safe electrical system begins with a well-planned electrical drawing. Construction projects require work drawings and specifications to guide electricians in installing electrical equipment. Besides being a customer requirement, these plans and drawings provide specific instruction to electricians. Standard symbols and lines are used to represent the different types of material, raceways, conduits, and circuit connections. Reading and interpreting these drawings accurately is therefore an important skill for electricians. This free online course will introduce the learner to some basic electrical drawings. Going a step further, the course also describes the equipment and tools that enable an electrician to test and maintain the installations. Such test equipment includes an ammeter, a galvanometer and a multimeter. Related topics on how a moving-coil meter operates and how to select a meter are also covered. This free course will be of interest to professionals in the areas of construction, electronics and engineering who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of electrical drawings and test equipment.
License: This course is available from USAID through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 2nd April 2014
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Lee Cheetham
    Lee Cheetham United Kingdom enjoyed the course thoroughly, very informnative and very well structured. thankyou thumbs upfrom me. 2017-02-03 02:02:12
  • Stephen Phelan
    Stephen Phelan [[ZZ]] This is great, thanks, I appreciate this learning tool 2017-01-24 23:01:16
  • J F
    J F United States of America I appreciate this service and its ease of use. 2016-07-27 04:07:02
  • Mischa Swanson
    Mischa Swanson United States of America I really enjoyed the course. It will help with the terminology. 2016-07-21 17:07:48
  • Harry Warden
    Harry Warden Ghana A very educative and interesting course. I really enjoyed it. 2016-07-12 16:07:24
  • GAJENDRA SINGH
    GAJENDRA SINGH India Great course, basics are good! 2016-07-08 17:07:41
  • James Dean
    James Dean United Kingdom An informative introduction :) 2016-06-01 23:06:42
  • Rebecca Eismont
    Rebecca Eismont United Kingdom Brilliant - I learnt a lot in just over an hour. 2016-03-03 16:03:18
  • Karl Danenbergsons
    Karl Danenbergsons Australia A good introduction to those new to this field and have zero prior knowledge. 2016-01-29 05:01:09
  • Leenesh Maisuria
    Leenesh Maisuria Australia Good intro. Would be great if more on reading drawings, especially single line drawings, was presented. 2015-10-04 01:10:49
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