E-004 Basic Direct Current: 3 PDH
Description of the course / activity content:
This online course provides outlines of basic DC theory, its application and sources.
Direct current is used to charge batteries and as a power supply for electronic systems. Very large quantities of direct-current power are used in production of aluminum and other electrochemical processes. It is also used for some railways, especially in urban areas. High-voltage direct current is used to transmit large amounts of power from remote generation sites or to interconnect alternating current power grids.
This course is based on Module 2, “Basic DC Theory” of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, “Electrical Science”.
This course is intended for use by electrical engineers, design and construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about the AC concepts.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify DC sources
- Perform basic DC circuit calculations
- Discuss voltage polarity and current direction
- Apply Kirchhoff’s and Ohm’s laws
- Perform circuit analysis
- Describe voltage and current effects on open and shorted DC circuits
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
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hours to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 20 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 80%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 80% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 80% 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
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 3
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self