I still remember the first time I stood in front of the board at Training Centre and the instructor told me this panel was for a DOL starter and that I have to wire it. Once finished, I had to call him and he will turn on the power to test the operation. At the start of it I thought this was going to be great! Only for a moment though, because as he walked away it dawned on my that I had absolutely no idea what a DOL was, let alone how to wire it! I suppose that was also the defining point for me in terms of what I wanted to learn. I decided there and then that I will learn as much as I possibly can about control circuits and how they work, and more to the point, how they can work for me. Sounds silly doesn't it? I suppose the mere fact that I was going to have to ask him for help was not what I want to do everytime I got faced with having to wire a circuit
The Basic Electrical Circuit is quite simple if you understand how it works. As a matter of fact, as we get into different circuits like sequence starting, interlocking etc. you will note that the basic circuit always lives in there. All we do is use the basic circuit and add stuff to it. Although I have aimed the initial post on my Blog at entry level, we will start playing with circuits that are a little more involved soon. The bottom line is that you need to understand how the circuit works if you want to do fault finding on an electrical circuit So if this is something that interests you, please have a read of the posts and feel free to comment.
Till next time, let's work together to broaden our knowledge on something we are passionate about