Voltage is one of the most common and basic concepts in electricity. It is so fundamental to circuitry that some appliances will not operate if they are not supplied the correct voltage. In laymens terms, voltage is the driving force of electricity, without which there is no power. Testing voltage at different points in a circuit and across different components allows appliance repair technicians to diagnose issues.
In the Basic Electricity portion of the course, the instructors will arm you with the tools and know-how to deal with both low-voltage and high-voltage circuits. This course will go beyond the basic questions of if something is on or off and delve into voltage-drop circuits and how this affects specific components.
In the Basic Electrical portion of the training course, our world-class instructors will walk you through the building blocks of electricity. Starting with the definition of current, our instructors will teach you how current, voltage, and resistance interact to keep appliances running. Using tools such as the multimeter, you will learn how to trace the flow of electrons through circuits, and how differences in current affect different appliances.
This will be useful for diagnosing and repairing appliances, but will also come in handy when working on any electronics, either inside or outside appliances. The tools and skills you learn as an appliance repair technician are highly transferable, and make for great knowledge both inside and outside of the appliance repair field.
Resistance will also be covered in the Basic Electrical portion of the training. The third variable in the well-known V=IR equation, resistance measures how much of an impediment a component is to the flow of electricity. A common component that is employed to change resistance is a resistor. Resistors are color coded and follow the pattern on the chart to the right.
During the training course you will become acquainted with resistors, their purpose, and how to read the chart shown. As with most other information in the training program, this information is generally applicable to all electronics and will provide you with a good foundation on which to build upon during the Advanced Electrical portion of training.
Often overlooked, polarity plays an important role in household appliance function. Though modern outlets should all follow the standard for polarity, on occasion technicians will find improperly wired electrical receptacles. Knowing how to test for polarity will assist in diagnosing all kinds of appliances. Using either a specialized tool or a multimeter, technicians can asses the polarity of outlets.
Reversed polarity can cause malfunctions such as reversing the directionality of motors, or complete loss of use of a unit. Determining the proper polarity can save time diagnosing and can help determine next steps while working on a unit.
Mentorship & Teaching
We have technicians with decades of experience working round the clock to support your learning.
Know Your Tools
We will teach you how to use all the tools of the industry and we’ll help you select your own on-the-road kit with everything you’ll need.
We have an in house training room, with several different units for you to get hands on experience with before ever hitting the road.
Tech to Succeed
We’re invested in your learning and want to ensure you have the best experience. This is why we provide you with your very own laptop for the duration of the program.
We know how important your home lives are and we provide the training schedule ahead of time, so you’ll always know what you’re doing weeks in advance.
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