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Troubleshoot series-parallel (combination) circuits.

Definition

Troubleshooting must employ appropriate methods and meters. Problem should conform to common trade problems and be diagnosed according to instructor’s guidelines.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What tools are used to troubleshoot a series-parallel circuit?
  • Why is it important to take voltage readings at several different locations along a series-parallel circuit?
  • Why is it important to follow steps when troubleshooting?

Related Standards of Learning

Science

PH.11c

The student will investigate and understand how to diagram, construct, and analyze basic electrical circuits and explain the function of various circuit components. Key concepts include
c. electrical power;

Other Related Standards

NCCER Electrical Standards, 2011

26103-11 Introduction to Electrical Circuits

 

26104-11 Electrical Theory

 

26112-11 Electrical Test Equipment