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EST 132
Principles of Electricity AC Application

Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20

Provides a practical application of alternating current (AC) generation and operational circuits. Typical wiring practices of single and three phase wiring of plugs, receptacles, lighting, panel, disconnects, conduit, capacitors, power and control transformers, DC generators, AC alternators, an introduction to DC and AC motors. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in EST 131 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate Safety in electrical labs.
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and measuring instruments.
  • Discuss the relationship of resistance, inductance and capacitance in an AC circuits.
  • Discuss differences between single-phase and three-phase circuits and panels.
  • Determine branch and load circuits, over current protection and wire sizing using NEC®.
  • Size conductors using the NEC® for a branch circuit.
  • Calculate capacitors wired in series and parallel in circuits, and measure capacitance.
  • Connect branch circuit to a panel breaker.
  • Correctly wire a fused disconnect and select correct fuse for the load per the NEC®.
  • Discuss differences between single-phase and three-phase voltages
  • Calculate and connect transformers in a Delta and Wye configuration for a load.
  • Describe different types and operations of transformers.
  • Calculate turns, voltage and current of transformers from turns ratio and measure outputs of different windings.
  • Correctly connect receptacles, single-pole, three-way, and four-way, and four-way switch connection.
  • Draw a ladder diagram from a pictorial wiring diagram.
  • Place numbers on rungs and corresponding components on a schematic diagram.
  • Compute the power factor correction for an AC motor.
  • Discuss basic operating principles of three-phase motors.
  • List different types of single-phase motors.

  • Course Topics
  • Review of Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Quantities & Ohms Law
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Capacitors
  • Capacitance in AC Circuits
  • Resistance - Capacitive Series Circuits
  • Resistance - Capacitive Parallel Circuits
  • Resistance - Inductive - Capacitive Series Circuits
  • Resistance - Inductive - Capacitive Parallel Circuits
  • Filters
  • Three - Phase Circuits
  • Single - Phase Transformers
  • Three - Phase Transformers
  • DC Generators
  • DC Motors
  • Three - Phase Alternators
  • Three - Phase Motors
  • Single - Phase Motors

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Year Quarter
    EST 132
    Spring 2017
    Brian Evensen
    EST 132
    Spring 2017
    Robert Brewer
    EST 132
    Winter 2017
    Brian Evensen
    EST 132
    Summer 2016
    Jordan Huminsky
    EST 132
    Spring 2016
    Brian Evensen

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.