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Basics of Control Components Course

Free Course on Electrical Theory


The course is a FREE self-study Electrical Engineering course designed to increase your automation and control knowledge at your own pace.

These courses are a fantastic study guide for students and also serve as a useful refresher course for engineers who are a long time out of college. 

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Introduction

This course covers Basics of Control Components and related products.

Upon completion of Basics of Control Components you will be able to:


• State the purpose and general principles of control components and circuits

• State the difference between manual and automatic control operation

• Identify various symbols which represent control components

• Read a basic line diagram

• Describe the construction and operating principles of manual starters

• Describe the construction and operating principles of magnetic contactors and magnetic motor starters

• Identify various Siemens and Furnas manual starters and magnetic motor starters, and describe their operation in a control circuit

• Explain the need for motor overload protection

• State the need for reduced-voltage motor starting

• Describe typical motor starting methods normally pilot devices

• Describe the operating principles of control relays


 The course contents are listed below 


  • Control Circuits
  • Electrical Symbols
  • Line Diagrams
  • Overload Protection
  • Overload Relays
  • Manual Control
  • Magnetic Contactors and Starters
  • Starter Ratings
  • Furnas INNOVA PLUS Starters
  • ESP100 Starters
  • SIRIUS Type 3R Starters
  • World Series Type 3TF Starters
  • Multi-Speed and Reversing Starters
  • Reduced-Voltage Starting
  • Solid-State Reduced-Voltage Controllers
  • Pilot Devices
  • Control Transformers
  • Control Relays
  • Timing Relays
  • Pressure Switches
  • LOGO! Logic Module

  
  This course has been developed by Siemens and can be downloaded from the below link.

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