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Basic Electrical Principles
(Duration: 2:00:00)
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This interactive training unit is designed to familiarize trainees with the basic principles of electricity and the basic operation of electric motors. After completing this unit, trainees should be able to explain what electricity is, and how it can be produced by chemical action, heat, light, and magnetic effects. They should also be able to describe the basic operation of a DC motor, a single-phase AC motor, and a three-phase AC motor.


  • Electricity
    • Define the following terms: electrical potential, current, and voltage.
    • Describe three sources of electrical potential: chemical action, heat, and light.
    • List the three elements necessary to create an electrical potential using magnetic effects.
    • Recognize and describe a sine wave.
    • Explain the basic differences between single-phase power and three-phase power.
  • Electric Motors
    • Describe basic motor action.
    • Describe the principle of operation of a DC motor.
    • Describe the principle of operation of an AC motor.
  • Electricity
  •   - What is Electricity?
  •   - Chemical Action, Heat, and Light
  •   - Electricity, Magnetism, and Alternating Current
  • Electric Motors
  •   - Basic Motor Operation
  •   - DC Motor Operation
  •   - AC Motor Operation
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