Electricity and Controls for HVAC-R

ISBN-10: 1133278205

ISBN-13: 9781133278207

Edition: 7th 2014

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Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, 7e emphasizes the basics as it equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Extremely reader friendly, the text reflects the current National Electrical Code and requires no prior knowledge of electricity. It begins with discussions of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts, while detailed schematic diagrams and step-by-step troubleshooting procedures highlight all of the different types of circuits commonly encountered in the HVAC-R field. The Seventh Edition is packed with vibrant photos, engaging illustrations, and coverage of the latest technology and developments from the field.
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Book details

List price: $123.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Stephen L. Herman has been both an electrician and a teacher for more than thirty years, and he is the author of numerous textbooks on the subjects of electricity and mathematics. Mr. Herman retired as a lead instructor for electrical technology curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he served for twenty years and received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas, establish an electrical curriculum.

Preface
Basic Electricity
A Special Note on Safety
Atomic Structure
Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law
Measuring Instruments
Electrical Circuits
Electrical Services
Wire Size and Voltage Drop
Inductance
Capacitance
Control Circuits
Schematics and Wiring Diagrams
Developing Wiring Diagrams
Motors
Split-Phase Motors
The Shaded-Pole Induction Motor
Multispeed Motors
Three-Phase Motor Principles
The Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor
The Wound Rotor Induction Motor
The Synchronous Motor
Brushless DC Motors
Transformers
Isolation Transformers
Autotransformers
Current Transformers
Control Components
Overloads
Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters
The Solid-State Relay
The Control Transformer
Starting Relays
Variable-Speed Motor Control
The Defrost Timer
The Thermostat
Pressure Switches
The Flow Switch
The Humidistat
Fan-Limit Switches
The Oil-Pressure Failure Switch
Solenoid Valves
The Short-Cycle Timer
Methods of Sensing Temperature
Gas Burner Controls
Oil Burner Controls
Troubleshooting Using Control Schematics
Introduction to Troubleshooting
Room Air Conditioners
A Commercial Air-Conditioning Unit
Heat-Pump Controls
Packaged Units: Electric Air Conditioning and Gas Heating
Ice Maker And Refrigeration Controls
Household Ice Makers
Commercial Ice Makers
Refrigeration Controls
Solid-State Devices
Resistors and Color Codes
Semiconductor Materials
Diodes
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Photodiodes
The Transistor
The Unijunction Transistor
The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier and GTO
The Diac and Silicon Bilateral Switch
The Triac
The Operational Amplifier
Solid-State Controls
Programmable Logic Controllers
Programming a PLC
Analog Sensing for Programmable Controllers
Glossary
Index
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