Electrical Basics for Operators Description: Electrical basics for operators course is an introduction to electrical fundamentals that operators will use. Topics to be introduced will involve electrical terms such as voltage, current, resistance and electrical power. Normally open and normally closed electrical switches, relays, motors, electrical resistance heating elements and solenoids will be explained. Operators will see how electrical power is provided as three phase voltage, and then controlled in circuits through switches, relays, and motor starters. Operators will see how these components are most likely to fail, and what senses are used to determine part failures. Students are not expected to repair these problems, rather observe machine operation and determine when electrical components are operating correctly and when problems are occurring. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to: 1. Describe electrical terms voltage, current, resistance and electrical power. 2. Explain the operation of normally open and normally closed switches 3. Explain the operation of relays, motor starters 4. Explain the operation of motors and electrical resistance heating elements 5. Identify how electrical components such as switches and relays are most likely to fail. 6. Identify how electrical components such as motors and resistance heating elements are most likely to fail. 7. Identify what senses you will use to determine electrical components that are failing.