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Basic Circuit Analysis and Trouble Shooting

Credit: 2 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $30.00
12 pages

In this PDH or CE course the student will learn troubleshooting is the systematic process of recognizing the symptoms of a problem, identifying the possible cause, and locating the failed component or conductor in the circuit. To be proficient at troubleshooting, the technician must understand how the circuit operates and know how to properly use the test equipment. There are many ways in which a system can fail and to cover all of the possibilities is beyond the scope of this text. However, there are some basic concepts that will enable the technician to handle many of the common faults encountered in the aircraft.
Basic Circuit Analysis and Trouble Shooting

Learning Objective:

This PDH or CE continuing education course discusses the basics of the troubleshooting as following:

Short circuit – an unintentional low resistance path between two components in a circuit or between a component/conductor and ground. It usually creates high current flow, which will burn out or cause damage to the circuit conductor or components.

Open circuit – a circuit that is not a complete or continuous path. An open circuit represents an infinitely large resistance. Switches are common devices used to open and close a circuit. Some- times a circuit will open due to a component failure, such as a light bulb or a burned out resistor.

Continuity – the state of being continuous, uninterrupted or connected together; the opposite of a circuit that is not broken or does not have an open.

Discontinuity – the opposite of continuity, indicating that a circuit is broken or not continuous.

Review the quiz before studying the course.

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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