A Sample DC/AC I Exam
By Patrick Hoppe
Students complete a sample exam for DC/AC I. It provides an overview of the material presented in the course.
A Timer-Off Application
By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine how a PLC Timer-Off instruction is used in the operation of an automotive paint booth.
A Timer-On Application
In this interactive object, learners view a practical application of a PLC Timer-On function.
AB SLC-500 Memory Structure
Learners examine the functions of the three types of memory used by an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 programmable logic controller: the Executive ROM, Scratch Pad, and Processor File.
Abbreviations Representing Electrical Quantities
In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.
Absolute Optical Encoders
The operation and characteristics of an absolute optical encoder used in automation applications are presented.
AC Capacitor: A Water Tank Analogy
By Roger Brown
In this animated lesson, students read an analogy comparing water in a "special" water tank to the current "flow" through a capacitor.
AC Current Flow
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the flow of electron current into and out of hot and neutral sockets during each alternation of an AC waveform. A brief quiz completes the activity.
AC Voltage Conversion Problems
By John Rosz, Terry Bartelt
Learners work problems to make conversions between RMS, average, peak, and peak-to-peak AC voltages.
AC Voltage Conversions
In this animated object, learners examine the formulas used to convert peak, RMS, average, and peak-to-peak AC voltages. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Acceleration and Deceleration Adjustments
In this animated activity, learners examine the circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that causes the motor to accelerate or decelerate at slow rates. This learning object has audio content.
Active Region Operation of a Transistor
Learners view the operation of an NPN transistor in the active region.
In this animated object, learners examine how aeration develops in a hydraulic pump. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine how air-to-open valves and air-to-close valves are used in different situations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Ammeter Circuit Connections
In this animated activity, students view a step-by-step approach of how to connect an ammeter to a circuit. A brief quiz concludes the lesson.
An Impedance Matching Application
Learners consider why an impedance matching transformer is needed to connect an antenna to a television.
An Inductor Opposing a Current Change
Learners read how an inductor opposes a current change when it begins to energize and when it begins to de-energize. A short quiz completes the activity.
An Introduction to Motor Control Circuits
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand the operation of motor control circuits used to start and stop three-phase motors.
An Introduction to the Digital Multimeter
In this learning activity you'll explore the functions and proper operation of a digital multimeter.
An Introduction to the Solderless Breadboard
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the layout and operation of the solderless breadboard.
Analog Ammeter Operation
Students examine the procedure to measure current with an analog ammeter. The use of Function and Range switches is explored along with reading the needle position on the meter scale. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Analog Ohmmeter Operation
Learners follow procedures for measuring resistance using an analog ohmmeter. They examine the use of the Function Switch and the Range Switch and practice reading a non-linear scale. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Analog Position Control
In this animated object, learners examine an analog closed-loop feedback system that uses potentiometers to control the position of a gear rack.
Analog Voltmeter Operation
Students follow the procedure to measure voltage with an analog voltmeter. They examine the use of the Function Switch and the Range Switch. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Analyze a Part Drawing
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners answer 25 questions regarding part or assembly drawings. The basic areas of blueprint reading are covered.