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The Complete Lab Manual for Electricity 4th Edition

Stephen Herman

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  • ISBN-10: 1305538374
  • ISBN-13: 9781305538375
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  • ISBN-13: 9781133673828
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THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, 4th Edition This edition offers a perfect fit with a progression of topics; and meaningful experiments. Lab activities make use of wirewound resistors rather than incandescent lamps to adhere to government regulations. Learners explore electrical concepts –- AC theory, transformers, and motor controls. Each lab explains the circuits , examples of calculations, and procedures for conducting the experiment. Learners construct a multitude of circuits, including series, parallel, combination, RL series and parallel, RC series and parallel, and RLC series and parallel circuits. This Edition is a stand-alone resource or ideal supplement for mastery of electrical skills today’s learners need.

Stephen Herman, Retired, Lee College, Baytown, Texas

Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.
  • THE ONLY GENERIC LAB MANUAL ON THE MARKET, THIS EDITION IS IDEAL AS A STAND-ALONE RESOURCE OR SUPPLEMENT TO ANY ELECTRICAL THEORY BOOK. A logical progression of topics makes this hands-on, practical LAB MANUAL the perfect companion for Delmar’s STANDARD TEXT FOR ELECTRICITY, 6E or any electrical theory book.
  • SIMPLE, LESS EXPENSIVE LABS PROVIDE MEANINGFUL HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Now you can easily create labs that reinforce hands-on practice working with today’s most important electrical principles. Instead of requiring extremely expensive commercial training equipment, this LAB MANUAL emphasizes how to construct significant experiments using relatively inexpensive resistors and capacitors and other common items from your lab.
  • EXPANDED INFORMATION ON SINGLE-POLE, THREE-WAY, AND FOUR-WAY SWITCH CONNECTIONS PREPARES READERS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TODAY’S ELECTRICAL FIELD. Readers gain a solid understanding of the basic types of switches that electricians regularly install in residential, commercial, or industrial applications.
  • PROVEN HANDS-ON METHODOLOGY AND “LEARN BY DOING” APPROACH PREPARES READERS FOR ACTUAL ON-THE-JOB CHALLENGES. Every lab and experiment is carefully tailored to offer practice in specific, real situations electricians are most likely to encounter in today’s professional environment.
  • EXPERIMENTS INTRODUCE ELECTRICAL SKILLS USING 120 VOLTS AC AND 208 VOLTS THREE-PHASE. Laboratories simply need access to 120 volts AC and 208 volts three-phase to offer extensive practical experience critical for the learner’s professional success.

The Complete Lab Manual for Electricity


1. Measuring Instruments.
2. Ohm’s Law.
3. Series Circuits.
4. Parallel Circuits.
5. Combination Circuits.
6. Resistor Color Code.
7. Single-Pole Switches.
8. 3-Way Switches.
9. 4-Way Switches.
10. Inductance.
11. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits
12. RL Parallel Circuits.
13. Capacitance.
14. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
15. RC Parallel Circuits.
16. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
17. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
18. Power Factor Correction.
19. Transformer Basics.
20. Single-Phase Transformer Calculations.
21. Transformer Polarities.
22. Autotransformers.
23. Three-Phase Circuits.
24. Three-Phase Transformers.
25. Three-Phase Motors.
26. Start-Stop Push-Button Control.
27. Multiple Push-Button Stations.
28. Forward-Reverse Control.
29. Sequence Control.
30. Jogging Controls.
31. On-Delay Timers.
32. Off-Delay Timers.
33. Changing the Logic of an On-Delay Timer to an Off-Delay Timer.
34. Designing a Printing Press Circuit.
35. Sequence Starting and Stopping for Three Motors.
36. Hydraulic Press Control Circuit.
37. Design of Two Flashing Lights.
38. Design of Three Flashing Lights.
39. Control for Three Pumps.
40. Oil Pressure Pump Circuit for a Compressor.
41. Autotransformer Starter.

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