How does an electrical socket work? How is it connected to a switch? When it doesn’t work, how do I know what’s wrong?
This course combines our two electrical workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) condensed into a single day.
The first part of the course covers :
– The main principles of electricity, and work ourselves on electrical assemblies. It’s the perfect way to take the mystery out of electricity, and stop being afraid to look your electricity meter in the face when it’s not happy.
You’ll leave with an extension cord that you can assemble yourself.
In the second part of the course, we’ll look at..:
– Integrate the notions of voltage (volt) for 120v and 240v circuits
– Understand the difference between current (amperes) and power (watts)
– Calculate loads and evaluate maximum and circuit loads
– Move or add outlets/switches
– Troubleshoot two-switch circuits that don’t work or work poorly
– Troubleshoot a circuit with a thermostat for electric heaters
– Install a home automation kit accessible via the Internet
– Master the tool for real-time monitoring of electrical equipment consumption
– Solve the most common small problems
The cost of the workshop includes materials, a guarantee that you won’t be electrocuted, and probably a few interesting discoveries!
Skills required: none, just a little curiosity.
N.B.: you should always call on the services of a CMEQ-certified master electrician for electrical work on your home. This workshop is not a do-it-yourself workshop.