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Electricity for the HVACR Technician

ISBN-13: 978-1-284-14477-2 | Paperback | Just Published | 491 pages | ©2019

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Electricity for the HVACR Technician introduces foundational concepts in HVACR electrical systems, guiding students through basic system design and construction to troubleshooting for complex circuits and devices. Combining conceptual electrical knowledge with practical, step-by-step techniques, Electricity for the HVACR Technician equips new technicians with the skills and knowledge necessary to service and repair commercial and residential HVACR systems.

  • Builds a comprehensive understanding of HVACR electrics over the course of 20 chapters, starting with basic electrical components and moving on to detailed systems and processes
  • Equips students for challenging work in the field, with a focus on safe work practices and habits
  • Includes up-to-date information on the latest technology, including solid-state components and electronically commutated motors (ECMs)
  • Teaches how to use multimeters and other test instruments along with strategy-based troubleshooting to diagnose problems and test circuits in a variety of contexts
  • Filled with pedagogical features that reinforce learning, including review questions for each chapter and application tasks for new skills

Written by a group of experienced HVACR service professionals, Electricity for the HVACR Technician emphasizes the practical, essential information that technicians will use on a day-to-day basis and allows new technicians to apply their knowledge and skills from the classroom in successfully troubleshooting and repairing electrical problems in the field.

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Table of Contents

  1. Electricity in HVACR
  2. Electrical Test Instruments
  3. Power Distribution Systems
  4. Ohm's Law and DC Circuits
  5. Electrical Safety
  6. Conductors, Insulators and Terminations
  7. Transformers
  8. Switches and Relays
  9. Contactors and Motor Starters
  10. Capacitors
  11. Solid-State Devices
  12. Comfort-System Thermostats
  13. Pressure Switches
  14. Motor Basics
  15. Electronically Commutated Motors
  16. Electrical Diagrams
  17. Basic Troubleshooting Concepts
  18. Heating Systems - Sequence of Operation & Troubleshooting
  19. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems - Sequence of Operation & Troubleshooting
  20. Heat Pump and Electric Heat - Sequence of Operation & Troubleshooting