Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries


5 hours

  Course Prerequisites:
Basic Industrial Math (Block X21)

  What Students Learn:
  • Describe the various types of conductors and discuss their conductivity.
  • Explain the American Wire Gage System of sizing copper conductors.
  • Determine the size of conductor needed for an application.
  • Identify the various types of insulating materials and their temperature ratings.
  • Explain the difference between a dry cell and a storage battery.
  • How to connect cells together to obtain more voltage, more current, or more of both voltage and current.
  • Describe the proper safety precautions used when working with storage batteries.
  • Describe how to properly clean and care for storage batteries.
  • Discuss the instruments used for testing storage batteries.
  • Explain how NiCad, lithium, and other types of special batteries operate, and describe their ratings.



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