This book provides comprehensive, single-source, easily-accessible coverage of ALL the information necessary to become a top-notch HVAC/R electrical troubleshooter. It contains easily- understood, non-mathematical explanations and examples of the fundamentals of electricity, followed by a step-by-step explanation of the analytical process used to evaluate HVAC/R equipment. It features realistic electrical problems encountered by service technicians--each accompanied by a troubleshooting flow chart, step-by-stem circuit analysis, illustrations of meter positions, and a solution to the problem. ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS. Introduction to Electricity. Electrical Terminology and Circuit Characteristics. Electrical Meters and Safety. Electrical Circuit Configurations. Circuit Analysis. Magnetism and Alternating Current. Impedance. HVAC/R CIRCUIT COMPONENTS. Electric Switches and Controls. AC Single Phase Transformers. AC Induction Motors. Motor Currents and Power Factor. Types of Induction Motors and Their Operation. Hermetic Motors and Troubleshooting. Three Phase Transformers and Motors. USING WIRING DIAGRAMS TO TROUBLESHOOT CIRCUITS. Wiring Diagrams. Residential Refrigeration Systems. Commercial Refrigeration Systems. Heating and Cooling Thermostats. Residential Oil Heating and Cooling Systems. Residential High Efficiency Gas Heating and Cooling Systems. Commercial Rooftop Units. For HVAC/R technicians.
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