Caroline County Electrical Fundamentals

Electrical Fundamentals

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 4 
  • Language: English

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In recent years, the use of electricity has become an increasingly important and integral part of our daily lives. Not only for those of us who work in the electric power industry, but also for the general public, a knowledge of the basic fundamentals of electricity and its application is increasingly becoming a ""necessity"". In this four module program on basic electrical fundamentals, we will be introducing and studying the general physics, that is the basic natural laws which govern the application in utilization of electricity. This material will serve as the solid foundation on which to build the more advanced concepts that are dealt with in our many other training programs.

In presenting this material, we have tried to limit the application of mathematics and complicated calculations, preferring instead to demonstrate concepts by the use of powerful animated graphics. However, we cannot dispense with calculations altogether, so I encourage you to stick with us; this material does get more and more interesting as we proceed.

Course Objectives

Branch Circuits

  • Identify key responsibilities of the members of the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board
  • Identify the types of licenses issued
  • Understand the application requirements for obtaining different types of licenses
  • Know the requirements for license renewal and continuing education
  • Abide by the regulations laid down by municipal and regional bodies
  • Identify the reasons that can lead to license denial and other disciplinary actions
  • Understand the experience and general requirements for obtaining a license
  • Know the fee for license application and renewal
  • Identify the different requirements for obtaining a license
  • List the different kinds of documentation required
  • Learn about the different responsibilities assigned to licensees
  • Identify branch circuit grounded conductors
  • Learn branch circuit and ratings
  • Comprehend important information concerning Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCI)
  • Understand how an arc fault interrupter functions
  • Learn the various types of required receptacle and lighting outlets
  • Understand the general definition of service equipment
  • Comprehend how to properly position and install service equipment like disconnecting means
  • Learn how to install overcurrent protection
  • Learn how to install ground-fault protection
  • Know about overcurrent protection for ungrounded and grounded conductors
  • Understand National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) ratings for service equipment
  • Learn the National Electric Code (NEC) regulations and follow them

Overcurrent Protection

  • Explain basic electrical terms and concepts
  • Understand the general installation rules for overcurrent protective devices
  • Identify and operate major circuit overcurrent protective devices
  • Identify common electrical hazards
  • Describe the use of electrical test equipment

Topics Covered

Electrical Fundamentals, Module 1 – Basic Electricity

  • Lesson 1:   Electron Flow and Ohms Law
  • Lesson 2:   Circuit Elements
  • Lesson 3: Conductors, Insulators, and Safety
  • Lesson 4: Fundamentals of Magnetism Properties

Electric Fundamentals, Module 2 – Properties of AC Circuits

  • Lesson 1: AC Voltage Generation
  • Lesson 2: AC Power in Resistive Circuits
  • Lesson 3: Effects of Inductance and Capacitance
  • Lesson 4: Power Factor

Electrical Fundamentals, Module 3 – Power & Power Factor

  • Lesson 1: The Impedance Triangle
  • Lesson 2: Voltage Drop
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to Transformers
  • Lesson 4: Transformer Impedance and Regulation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Electrical Fundamentals, Module 4 – Basic Electricity

  • Lesson 1:   Generator Synchronism and Frequency
  • Lesson 2: Three Phase Operation
  • Lesson 3: Three-Phase Connections
  • Lesson 4: Power in Three-Phase Circuits

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Quiz Information

Each quiz must be passed with a minimum of 70% to proceed to the next lesson.

Additional Information

The Caroline County Code requires ten (10) hours of Continuing Education in order to renew a Master or General Electrician License.

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