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Basic Electricity II

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Training course length is customizable based on your needs.

Understanding basic electrical theory will significantly reduce the time and cost for maintenance and repair of power distribution and support equipment. This class provides an in depth discussion on the basics of electricity. Continuing from Basic Electricity I, this course concentrates on the more complex components. We provide detailed descriptions of the operation of lead-acid batteries and their associated monitoring and control systems, motor controllers, solid state UPS units, and major distribution circuit breakers. We will also include a comprehensive power distribution system analysis, including load sharing, adjusting field excitation and manual paralleling operations. Having a more thorough knowledge of these systems increases efficiency in diagnostics and operation while simultaneously providing a higher level of baseline knowledge concerning the energies present, thereby increasing the safety of the technician.

Review of Electrical Fundamentals

  • Basic Atomic Theory
  • Electrical Units of Measurement Ohm’s Law
  • Kirchoff’s Laws
  • Power Equations
  • Power Losses Due to Heat Equipment Grounding
  • Grounded vs. Ungrounded Systems


  • Sealed and Wet Battery Construction
  • Battery String Arrangement
  • Battery Voltage and Capacity
  • Calculating Battery Capacity

Solid State Systems

  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Hole Theory
  • Uses of Solid State Components
  • UPS Operation
  • VFD Operation

Motor Controllers

  • Common Types and Uses
  • Components and Their Functions
  • Controller Schematic Walkthroughs

Circuit Breakers

  • Principles of Operation
  • Circuit Breaker Construction
  • Components and Their Uses
  • Circuit Breaker Positions
  • Common Interlocks

Electrical Distribution System

  • Introduction to House Curves
  • Power Factors
  • Types of Power and Their Uses
  • Automatic Paralleling Operations
  • Manual Paralleling Operations