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Module 1 - Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current
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EQUIPMENT PROTECTION from short-circuit current is accomplished by use of fuses and other circuit
A VOLTAGE DIVIDER is a series circuit in which desired portions of the
source voltage may be tapped off for use in equipment. Both negative and positive voltage can be provided to the
loads by the proper selection of the reference point (ground).
ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS must be observed. A fatal shock can occur from 0.1 ampere
of current. Voltages as low as 30 volts have been recorded as causing sufficient current to be fatal.
ALL LIVE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS shall be treated as potential hazards at all times.
ELECTRONIC or ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT discovered to be faulty or unsafe should be reported immediately
to proper authority.
ELECTRICAL or ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT should be used and repaired by authorized
A CO2 EXTINGUISHER should
be used to extinguish electrical fires.
FIRST AID for ELECTRICAL SHOCK includes the following
. Remove the
victim from the source of the shock.
Check the victim to see if the person is breathing.
If the victim is not breathing, give artificial ventilation. The preferred method is mouth-to-mouth.
. CPR may be necessary if the heartbeat has stopped,
but do not attempt this unless you have been trained in its use. OBTAIN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q61.
A1. (a) DS1, the flashlight bulb (b) BAT, the dry cell
A2. The path for current
is incomplete; or, there is no path for current with S1 open.
A3. A schematic diagram.
A4. (a) Current increases (b) Current decreases
A5. (a) Current decreases
(b) Current increases A6.
A7. 1.25 amperes.
A8. 4 amperes.
A10. By changing
the circuit resistance or the voltage of the power source.
A12. 6 amperes.
A13. A wirewound resistor.
A14. 1 kilowatt.
A15. 8,952 watt hours or 8.952 kWh.
A16. 942 (rounded to 3 places).
(a). 160 ohms
(b). 480 ohms
E1 = 60 volts
E2 = 180 volts
E3 = 240
E1 = 80 volts
E2 = 240 volts
E3 = 320 volts
A20. The source voltage would have to be increased to 640 volts.
(a) 330 ohms
(b) E1 = 150
E2 = 18 volts
(c) 1.98 kilowatts
(d) P1 = 900 watts
P2 = 1.08 kilowatts
A22. The point at which current enters the resistor is assigned a negative
polarity and the point at which current leaves the resistor is assigned a positive polarity.
2 amperes. A24. 120 volts. A25. 50 volts.
A27. A circuit where there is no longer a complete path for current flow.
An accidental path of low resistance which passes an abnormally high amount of current.
The internal (source) resistance of the battery will drop some of the voltage.
the load resistance equals the source resistance.
A31. 50 percent.
A33. 60 volts.
A34. Total current in a series circuit flows through every circuit component
but in a parallel circuit total current divides among the available paths.
A35. Whether the current
is entering the junction (+) or leaving the junction (-).
A39. Equivalent resistor or Req.
A40. In both cases all the power used in the circuit must
come from the source.
A42. PT = 60 W, ER2 = 10 V.
A45. Because of the 2-volt drop across the internal resistance, only 48 volts is available
for the rest of the circuit.
A46. (a) Total resistance increases, total current decreases (b)
Total resistance becomes infinite, total current is equal to zero
A47. (a) Total resistance decreases,
total current increases (b) Total resistance decreases, total current increases
A49. The source voltage and load requirements (voltage and current).
45 mA rule-of-thumb.
A52. 495 mA.
A53. R1 is the bleeder resistor. Bleeder current must be known before
any of the remaining divider resistor ohmic values can be computed.
A54. (a) By adding the bleeder
current (IR1) and the current through load 1(b) By subtracting the voltage of load 1 from the voltage of load 2.
A55. 1.35 watts.
A56. The series-parallel network drops the remaining source voltage and
is used to take the place of a single resistor (75 ohms) when the required ohmic value is not available in a single
= 2 watts; R5
= 6 watts.
A58. The ground (reference point) is placed in the proper point in the voltage divider so that positive and
negative voltages are supplied.
A59. NEVER! All energized electric circuits should be considered
You should immediately report this condition
to a qualified technician.
A61. Only trained, qualified personnel.
NEETS Table of Contents
- Introduction to Matter, Energy,
and Direct Current
- Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers
- Introduction to Circuit Protection,
Control, and Measurement
- Introduction to Electrical Conductors, Wiring
Techniques, and Schematic Reading
- Introduction to Generators and Motors
- Introduction to Electronic Emission, Tubes,
and Power Supplies
- Introduction to Solid-State Devices and
- Introduction to Amplifiers
- Introduction to Wave-Generation and Wave-Shaping
- Introduction to Wave Propagation, Transmission
Lines, and Antennas
- Microwave Principles
- Modulation Principles
- Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits
- Introduction to Microelectronics
- Principles of Synchros, Servos, and Gyros
- Introduction to Test Equipment
- Radio-Frequency Communications Principles
- Radar Principles
- The Technician's Handbook, Master Glossary
- Test Methods and Practices
- Introduction to Digital Computers
- Magnetic Recording
- Introduction to Fiber Optics