Basic Electronic Circuits

by Eugene Silberstein, M.S., CMHE, BEAP

As technological advances are being made at an ever-increasing rate, it should come as no surprise that older, electromechanical control strategies are quickly taking a backseat to newer electronics-based controls. Although mechanical and electromechanical controls are still found in the field, newly manufactured equipment, for the most part, incorporates at least some type of electronic or digital control circuitry.

Digital controls utilize electronic components such as transistors, capacitors, resistors and diodes to create circuits. These circuits, in turn, control the operation of a system’s main components.

This course provides a basic overview of electronic components that make up more complicated printed circuit boards. Other course topics include circuit logic, rectifiers, half-wave rectifiers, full-wave rectifiers, and electronic expansion valve (EEV) stepper motor control circuits.

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn a CEU certificate.

About the Author

Eugene Silberstein, CMHE

Mr. Silberstein has over 35 years of experience in the HVACR industry.

He holds a Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Science from the State University of New York, and dual Bachelor degrees. He is a Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE), and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP).

Mr. Silberstein has worked in education at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, having served as an instructor, professor, program coordinator and department chair. He worked as a field technician, system designer, administrator, consultant and is the author/co-author of several text books.

Course curriculum

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    Basic Electronic Circuits

    • Disclaimer

    • Before You Begin/Navigating This Course

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Basic Electronic Circuits

    • Basic Electric Circuits Review Questions


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