The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity,
Third Edition, contains hands-on experiments that range from basic electricity through motor control circuits.
The components used in the experiments in this manual are readily obtainable from a variety of sources and vendors.
The manual assumes that the laboratory has access to 120 volts AC and 208 volts three-phase.
Although the manual is written with the assumption of a 208 volt power source,
most of the experiments can be performed with a 240 volt power supply.
A material list is provided that lists the components necessary to perform all laboratory exercises.
A suggested list of vendors is given in the Material List section.
Each unit begins with an explanation of the circuit to be connected in the laboratory.
Examples of the calculations necessary to complete the exercise are given in an easy-tofollow, step-by-step procedure.
If the power source is 240 volts instead of 208 volts,
the student should simply substitute a value of 240 for 208 when doing calculations during the experiment.
Students are expected to calculate electrical values and then connect a circuit to make measurements of electrical values.
The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, Third Edition, provides the student with hands-on experience in constructing a multitude of circuits such as series, parallel, combination,
RL series and parallel, RC series and parallel, and RLC series and parallel.
Section 2 of this manual provides instruction on the basic types of switches that electricians must install whether working in a residential, commercial, or industrial application.
Section 3 contains exercises in the basic types of alternating current loads such as resistive, inductive, and capacitive.
Section 4 provides experiments with both single-phase and threephase transformers.
Section 5 provides the student with hands-on experience connecting motor control circuits.
This section begins with a simple start-stop push-button circuit and progresses to control circuit design.
The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, Third Edition, is a must-have text for any curriculum dedicated to training electricians to work in a construction or industrial environment.
Basic electricity, AC theory, transformers, and motor controls—this text has it all.
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