E-002 Alternating Current: 8 PDH
Description of the Alternating Current course content
The Alternating Current 8 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses. This online engineering course introduces the basic concepts of alternating current (AC) electrical circuits and discusses the associated terminology. It describes inductance and capacitance and their effects on AC circuits. It presents power calculations for single-phase and three-phase AC circuits and includes the power triangle concept.
Furthermore, it describes the operating characteristics of AC generators and includes terminology, methods of voltage production, and methods of paralleling AC generation sources. This course also explains the basic operation and application of voltage regulators. Finally, it explains the theory of operation of AC motors and discusses the various types of AC motors and their application.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and computer engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of AC systems.
This course is based on Modules 7 to 13 of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, “Electrical Science” publication.
This course is intended for use by electrical engineers, facility managers, construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about alternating current.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand AC generation and analysis
- Understand inductance, capacitance, impedance and resonance
- Understand the power triangle
- Understand three-phase circuits
- Understand AC generator components, theory and operation
- Identify and understand the different components of a voltage regulator
- Understand AC motors and different their types
- Understand the transformers and their different types
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Electrical Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 8 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 8 PDH online course, you will need to take a 40 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 2
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self