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INEL 25030 - Reduced Voltage Starting

0.33 CR
For many applications, especially those involving small horsepower motors, the least expensive and most efficient way of starting an electric motor is by using full voltage motor starters (starters that apply the full line voltage at the motor leads). However, for larger motors, the power cost of full voltage starting can become very expensive. In this module, the student will learn how reduced voltage starting is used to reduce power costs.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select, analyze, install, and use alternating current motors, motor starters, and control circuits.
  2. Apply industry-specific terminology to explain or discuss motor operations with industry professionals.
  3. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  4. Distinguish the basic components which comprise electric motor control.
  5. Design and wire basic full voltage reversing and non-reversing combination starters.
  6. Explain the basic control schematics of common motor control circuits.