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Batteries, Inverters, Semiconductors and Rectifiers

Credit: 3 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $45.00
23 pages

In this PDH or CE course The student will learn about the basics of Batteries, Inverters, semiconductors and rectifiers.

The dry cell is the most common type of primary-cell battery and is similar in its characteristics to that of an electrolytic cell. This type of a battery is basically designed with a metal electrode or graphite rod acting as the cathode (+) terminal, immersed in an electro- lytic paste.

An inverter is used in some aircraft systems to convert a portion of the aircraft’s DC power to AC. This AC is used mainly for instruments, radio, radar, lighting, and other accessories. These inverters are usually built to supply current at a frequency of 400 cps, but some are designed to provide more than one voltage; for example, 26 volt AC in one winding and 115 volts in another.

To understand why solid-state devices function as they do, it is necessary to examine the composition and nature of semiconductors. The two most common materials used for semiconductors are germanium and silicon. The essential characteristic of these elements is that each atom has four valence electrons to share with adjacent atoms in forming bonds. While both elements are used in semiconductor construction, silicon is pre- ferred in most modern applications due to its ability to operate over a wider range of temperatures.

Batteries, Inverters, Semiconductors and Rectifiers

Learning Objective:

This PDH or CE continuing education course discuss the general information about the basics of Batteries, Inverters, semiconductors and rectifiers.

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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