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Electrical fundamentals and systems for HVAC/R
Horan, Thomas F.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiii, 576 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TK4035.A35 H67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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For courses in HVAC/R Electricity at the Vocational Tech through AAS Degree levels.

Designed to help HVAC/R students become experts in electrical troubleshooting and circuit analysis, this text provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of the fundamentals of electricity, followed by a step-by-step explanation of the analytical process used to evaluate HVAC/R equipment. Unique in both approach and content, it fills the void between those texts on HVAC/R electricity that are extensively illustrated but less than complete in their explanation of why electrical equipment and circuits operate and respond to changes as they do, and those texts that do explain the why's, but with a heavy mathematical base.

Table of Contents

I Electrical Fundamentals
1 Introduction to Electricity
2 Electrical Terminology and Circuit Characteristics
3 Electrical Meters and Safety
4 Electrical Circuit Configurations
5 Circuit Analysis
6 Magnetism and Alternating Current
7 Impedance
II HVAC/R Circuit Components
8 Electric Switches and Controls
9 ac Single-Phase Transformers
10 ac Induction Motors
11 Motor Currents and Power Factor
12 Types of Induction Motors and Their Operation
13 Hermetic Motors and Troubleshooting
14 Three-Phase Transformers and Motors
III Using Wiring Diagrams to Troubleshoot Circuits
15 Wiring Diagrams
16 Residential Refrigeration Systems
17 Commercial Refrigeration Systems
18 Heating and Cooling Thermostats
19 Residential Oil Heating and Cooling Systems
20 Residential High Efficiency Gas Heating and Cooling Systems
21 Commercial Rooftop Units