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ATEE 1100 - Introduction to Motors & Control Circuits

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: ATEE 1000  and ATAM 1350  

This class introduces DC motors, AC motors, and generators along with their control circuits. System design, motor load, and basic controls used in today’s electrical systems will be introduced. AC motor selection and the effects they have on the circuit along with necessary steps to correct the power factor in the system will be covered.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Students will be able to articulate the operation of DC and AC motors according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives: 

  1. Identify the parts of an AC motor.  

  1. Identify the parts of a DC motor.  

  1. Describe the operation of a single-phase motor. 

  1. Describe the operation of a three-phase motor.  

 

Outcome 2: Students will be able to articulate the operation of DC and AC Generators according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives: 

  1. Identify the parts of a DC generator. 

  1. Describe the operation of the DC generator. 

  1. Identify the parts of an AC generator. 

  1. Describe the operation of the AC generator. 

 

Outcome 3: Students will be able to build functional Motor Control Circuits according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the operation of a control circuit. 

  1. Demonstrate how to build a simple control circuit. 

  1. Demonstrate how to build a Reversing Circuit. 

  1. Demonstrate how to build a Stopping Circuit. 

  2. Demonstrate how to operate a Simple Control Circuit.

  3. Demonstrate how to operate a Reversing Circuit.

  4. Demonstrate how to operate a Stopping Circuit.

 

Outcome 4: Students will be able to calculate the proper wire and fuse sizes for a motor circuit according to the National Electrical Code. 

Objectives: 

  1. Calculate the proper wire size for a motor application.

  1. Calculate the correct fuse size for a motor application.

  1. Calculate the starter size and disconnects required for a motor feed. 

  1. Select proper conduit size and type for wire application.

 

Outcome 5: Students will be able to choose proper generators for a parallel application according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives:    

  1. Identify and match frequency of the generators to be used for the application. 

  1. Identify and match voltage of the generators to be used for the application. 

  1. Identify and match amperage of the generators to be used for the application. 

 

Outcome 6: Students will be able choose the proper motor for replacement according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives:    

  1. Identify motor voltage.

  1. Identify motor frame size.

  1. Identify motor rotation. 

  1. Identify motor shaft size. 

  1. Identify motor RPM and torque. 

  1. Identify motor wiring configurations. 

 

Outcome 7: Students will be able to properly check motor winding with a DMM to ensure working order according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives:      

  1. Recognize motor wiring configuration. 

  1. Identify the motor leads. 

  1. Demonstrate how to use DMM to measure ohm values of the motor windings. 


COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Alternating Current
  2. Vectors
  3. Inductance in AC circuits
  4. Resistive- Inductive Series Circuits
  5. Resistive- Inductive Parallel Circuits
  6. Capacitance
  7. Capacitance in AC circuits
  8. Mid Term,  Power Factor & 3 Phase
  9. Resistor- Capacitive Series Circuits
  10. Resistor- Capacitive Parallel Circuits
  11. RCL Series Circuits
  12. RCL Parallel Circuits
  13. Three Phase Transformers
  14. Three Phase Alternators
  15. Three Phase  & 1 Phase Motors
  16. Final

Primary Faculty
Graff, Jerry
Secondary Faculty
Pawlowski, Timothy
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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