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• Basic HVAC

Author(s): Aaron Lee, BCIT

Updated: Mar 23, 2022

Description: This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter covered in each section.

• Basic Motor Control

Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT, Aaron Lee, BCIT

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

Description: This readily accessible online resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned journeyperson installing equipment in the field, you will find it easy to navigate through the descriptive text, original diagrams, and explanatory videos to find the exact information you are looking for.

• Trigonometry and Single Phase AC Generation for Electricians

Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Description: To understand electrical theory, it is important to have a grasp of trigonometry. Whether we are talking about single phase or polyphase power, trigonometry is a key concept. This textbook, divided into three sections and provides easy-to-understand and enjoyable lessons on trigonometry, vectors, and AC generation for those training and working as electricians.

• Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

Author(s): Camosun College

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

• Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

Author(s): Camosun College

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]

• Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-2: Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols

Author(s): Camosun College

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Description: Many types of electric devices are used in almost every trade. Mechanical trades will find electrical devices in every motor-driven vehicle. Construction trades will encounter them in most construction projects. To be able to recognize or troubleshoot electrical devices, you must be familiar with the correct terminology and symbols used to identify them. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offe...[more]

• Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

Author(s): Camosun College

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone ...[more]