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HVAC Electrical Fundementals (Seattle)

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4/2/2014 - Trane Seattle Office
2333 158th Court NE
Bellevue, WA 98008

$ 300.00 10% discount for multiple attendees from same company -- must be registered together
Hours Contact Number of Seats Intended Audience
8AM-5PM Ashley Masters
24Open The target audience is technicians and maintenance personnel desiring detailed knowledge on basic HVAC Electrical operation.


The course will broaden the technician’s capabilities to troubleshoot controls and other electrical circuits by teaching an understanding of practical electrical theory as applied to the products and components found in HVAC. The information and skills learned should greatly decrease service diagnosis time and take the guesswork out of isolating problems found in single and three-phase air conditioning and heating products.

Specific Course Objectives:

• Define and use fundamental electrical terms, laws and formulas for understanding what electricity is and what it does.

• Understand the basic logic of series and parallel circuits.

• Understand proper use of multi-meters for troubleshooting circuits.

• Increase confidence and ability to read complex wiring diagrams.

• Understand safeties and component operation in Trane equipment.

• Become familiar with the main characteristics of single-, and three phase motors and associated controls.

• Learn a systematic, efficient method for electrical troubleshooting, to be applied to all major HVAC products.

Course Outline

A. Introduction 1. Course Content 2. Study Guide 3. Safety - General

B. Troubleshooting Fundamentals 1. Electrical Flow, Conductors and Insulators 2. Magnetism 3. Voltage, Current, and Resistance; Ohm’s Law 4. Power, Safety, Volt-Ohm Meters

C. Direct Current and Basic Control 1. Series Flow Logic 2. Parallel Flow Logic

D. Alternating Current 1. Single Phase 2. 3 Phase 3. Rating Transformers 4. Effects On Circuits a. Capacitance & Inductance b. Resistance 6. Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive Circuits a. Power b. Power Factor

E. Motors 1. Single-Phase Motors 2. Starting Methods 3. Three-Phase Motors and Starters 4. Identifying Failure Modes: a. Insulation Failures, b. Ground Faults, c. Shorts, d. Opens, e. Internal Overload, f. Single-Phasing, g. Voltage, Current Unbalance

F. Controls & Safeties – 1. Operation, 2. Troubleshoot HVAC Electrical Components 3. How they Operate 4. How to Adjust 5. How to Troubleshoot 6. Using Meters to Identify 7. Proper Phasing (3 phase) 8. Failure Modes 9. Calculating Voltage and Current Unbalance 10. Identifying Single-Phase Compressor Motor Terminals

G. Wiring Diagrams 1. Understanding Trane Standardized Diagrams 2. Flow logic 3. Troubleshooting from Diagrams

Registration Information

Seats are available on a first come-first served basis. We accept checks or credit cards (AMEX, VISA, or MasterCard) or purchase orders.

Checks should be made payable to Trane and mailed to 2333 158th Court NE, Bellevue WA 98008. Attn: Ashley Masters

Confirmations will be emailed week prior to the session to the email provided. It is your responsibility to contact Trane if you do not receive your confirmation letter and map prior to the class date. Registrations are accepted on a first-to-register basis until the class is full.

How To Register

To register for this course, fill out and submit the on-line registration form linked below. Or, you can print the on-line registration form and: E-mail To:


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Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to class start date by fax, mail or email. NO SHOWS will be charged full class price. Trane reserves the right to cancel classes due to weather, illness, or any other reason. All students will be notified as early as possible and Trane's liability will be limited to the return of registration fees.

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