How to Start and How to Stop: AC/DC Motor Control (WEBINAR)

Course Number: E-2015WN
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Robert J. Scoff, P.E.
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Type: Live Interactive Webinar
Price: $119.90
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In How to Start and How to Stop: AC/DC Motor Control , you'll learn ...

  • Motor starting techniques or what makes motors run
  • How various starters and controls are used and applied
  • Reduced voltage starting techniques, including soft starts
  • How variable frequency drives (VFDs) work and where they are used


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This interesting and unique webinar is designed to show how many types of motors are turned on and off. While it may sound elementary, this basic study introduces concepts that reach far into many engineering disciplines, and it deals with subject matter that is often overlooked in our educational system. Electrical engineers will gain a deeper understanding of how motors are controlled and engineers from other disciplines will get an idea of the problems faced by the people responsible for making their facilities and plants run properly. This webinar will, in effect, help engineers understand each other’s particular problems.

It would be impossible, of course, to discuss all the different motion control devices, but this webinar aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the most common devices in the industrial world. We will look at both alternating current motors and direct current motors, examining the ways to start and stop them. More specifically, you will become familiar with shunt wound starters, synchronous motor starters, induction motor starters, across the line motor starters, Wye Delta starters, and many more. We'll also discuss reversing techniques and various electronic techniques for controlling motors. Schematic drawings and diagrams included in the presentation will help you understand how each of these devices work.

Requiring very little math, this webinar is an excellent fundamental program which explains the inner workings of various kinds of starters and speed controls.

Special Note: Course E-2015W and course E-3019 are alternate presentations of the same course material. Therefore, only one version, either the course or webinar, can be taken during a renewal cycle. If you have any questions regarding course eligibility, please contact our Customer Service Team.


Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Motor starting techniques or what makes motors run
  • The use and application of various National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) starters and controls
  • Reduced voltage starting techniques
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs): how they work and where they are used
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Webinars earn PDH credits for engineers in all states, unless otherwise stated in the literature for a specific webinar. For more details, check your state requirements.

ATTENTION NEW YORK, WISCONSIN AND IOWA ENGINEERS: Your states specifically require a certain number of "live" credit hours as a part of your PDH requirement. This webinar is provided by Decatur Professional Development, LLC and has been accepted by the New York State Board to fulfill this requirement. This webinars also meets the "live training" requirements of the Wisconsin and Iowa Boards.

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