Ideal for students and beginning technicians, Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6E zeroes in on the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today's modern control systems. This extraordinarily practical approach allows readers to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory. Newly-updated in direct response to user feedback, this edition now features all-new chapters on electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting modern HVAC-R control systems and circuitry. A second color has also been added throughout the book to highlight "must-know" information for readers, such as the circuits being discussed in schematic diagrams, as well as the direction of the current flow within circuits. As in past editions, emphasis is on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures in order to enable readers to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians. A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms.
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This is the most ambitious and exciting revision of this book to date! With the addition of an entire chapter on heating controls as well as new material on troubleshooting, it is now the most comprehensive book on electricity for HVAC on the market. Now with added pedagogical features such as chapter objectives, key terms lists and examples of service calls and practice service calls, this text is a must for all HVAC students. In addition, this text stresses practicality and real world application. The material emphasizes the skills required by service technicians, such as reading wire diagrams, installing new HVAC equipment and troubleshooting techniques. The art program has been thoroughly revised and updated. Look for the new Study Guide/Lab Manual to accompany this new edition. The labs are competency based and designed to reinforce the skills needed to become proficient HVAC technicians.ALSO AVAILABLEStudy Guide / Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7655-3INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Resource Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-7654-5About the Author:
Russell E. Smith is an Air Conditioning Technology Instructor emeritus at Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Smith also ran his own contracting and consulting firm for many years. He is a Certificate Member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and holder of Conditioned Air Non-Restricted in the State of Georgia. He holds an AE in Air conditioning Engineering Technology.
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