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AC Motors, Alternators and Hydraulic Transmission

Credit: 4 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $60.00
31 pages

In this PDH or CE course the student will learn AC motors are less expensive than com- parable DC motors. In many instances, AC motors do not use brushes and commutators so sparking at the brushes is avoided. AC motors are reliable and require little maintenance. They are also well suited for constant speed applications and certain types are manufactured that have, within limits, variable speed characteristics. Alternating current motors are designed to operate on polyphase or single phase lines and at several voltage ratings.

An electrical generator is a machine, which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction. A generator which produces alternating current is referred to as an AC generator and, through combination of the words “alternating” and “generator,” the word “alternator” has come into widespread use. In some areas, the word “alternator” is applied only to small AC generators. This text treats the two terms synonymously and uses the term “alternator” to distinguish between AC and DC generators.

AC Motors, Alternators and Hydraulic Transmission

Learning Objective:

The learning objective in this PDH or CE course is to provide basic information in AC Motors, Alternators and Hydraulic Transmission.
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Course Content

Course Author: Franco F. Davati, P.E.

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.

PE Mechanical Engineers

PE Electrical Engineers

CE Contractors

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