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Training Sessions

Alternating Current
AC Power
Single-Phase and Three-Phase Systems
Training Sessions

Alternating Current – 14 minutes
Explains the differences between direct current and alternating current. Explains how current flow and polarity change in AC circuits. Explains what frequency is and how it is measured. Defines peak value, peak-to-peak value, and effective value with respect to AC voltage and current.

Inductance – 12 minutes
Defines inductance and inductive reactance, and explains how inductive reactance limits current flow. Differentiates between in-phase and out-of-phase currents and voltages.

Capacitance – 10 minutes
Defines capacitance and capacitive reactance. Names the basic components of a capacitor. Explains the effects of capacitance on current and voltage.

AC Power – 10 minutes
Differentiates between true power, reactive power, and apparent power. Explains how power factor is used in calculating true power in AC circuits.

Single-Phase and Three-Phase Systems – 7 minutes
Explains the difference between single-phase and three-phase AC systems. Shows how a three-wire single-phase AC system can supply two different voltages. Differentiates between delta-connected and wye-connected three-phase AC systems.