Building Electrical Troubleshooting Skills-Part 1

Troubleshooting

This one day seminar is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills required when selecting and using test instruments to test and troubleshoot equipment, circuits and systems.

Participants will build and test common electrical circuits that are used to take measurements, using at least 8 different types of meters. Test instruments used include DMMs, current clamps, power quality analyzers, and meter attachments.

Topics, circuits, and equipment covered include:

  • Test instrument terminology, symbols and measurement functions for each type of instrument used is covered.
  • Learn the safe and correct way to take electrical measurements and what the measurements mean.
  • Learn where and how to use special meter functions like MIN/MAX, RELATIVE, and LoZ measurement functions.
  • Learn how to test for grounding problems.
  • Understanding motor nameplate data.
  • Learn how to test and wire any NEMA three-phase motor without using the motors wiring diagram and what the expected readings should be before power is applied and how to troubleshoot the motor after power is applied.
  • Learn how to test heating elements, solenoids, diodes, and capacitors.
  • Connect, test, and troubleshoot circuits using magnetic motor starters, relays, contactors, timers, proximity switches, and other commonly used control devices.
  • Connect, program, and test two different types of VFDs (variable frequency drives) for basic motor control functions.

About the Instructor:

Glen Mazur is the author of over 45 books including Troubleshooting Electrical Systems, Electrical Motor controls for integrated systems and Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers. Glen has presented his Troubleshooting Seminar to such companies as Intel, Clorox, Disney World, Diageo Bottling, Abbott Labs, etc. and several other IEC Chapters, as well as government agencies like the Department of Energy and Department of Defense.

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