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Heathkit - Basic Electricity EK-1 - 1959

Heathkit - Basic Electricity, part of the Educational Series (December 1959). This 124 page digital book in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format has been especially prepared to provide you with useful training material in the field of electricity and electronics.

Every effort was made to present the material in an easy-to-understand form. Although the text assumes no previous electrical knowledge on your part, it was written to furnish you with a great deal of useful information, regardless of whether you are experienced in electronics, or just a beginner.

Two sets of review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce key concepts. The second set, with answers, is inserted upside down so a person opposite you can check your verbal answers.

If you are just starting in electronics, this book should be quite helpful, not only in understanding basic electricity, which is important enough to itself, but also in understanding basic electronic circuits. To understand basic electronic circuits is to understand the building blocks of the age of electronics.

One of a series of Learn-by-Doing Technical Application books prepared especially for Individual Home Study or Group Classroom Instruction. The book is divided into five chapters:



CHAPTER 1 Ė Electricity and Series and Parallel Circuits
Simple Picture Of Oxygen Atom
The Flashlight Cell
The Electric Lamp
The Connecting Wires
The Direct Current Parallel Circuit
Thought Questions
Things To Do
Questions For Chapter 1 (with answers)

CHAPTER 2 Ė The Direct Current Milliammeter
How the Meter Can Indicate the Rate of Flow of Electric Current
The Commercial Method of Calibrating an Electric Meter
Measuring Current Flow Through A Series Circuit
Ohmís Law
The Three Forms of Ohmís Law
Changing the Subject of A Formula by Algebra
Extending the Current Range of the 0-1 Milliampere Meter
Extending The 0-1 Milliammeter To Indicate 0-10 Milliamperes
Questions For Chapter 2 (with answers)

CHAPTER 3 Ė The Direct Current Voltmeter and Ohmmeter
The Voltmeter
Extending The Range Of The Voltmeter
The Five Volt Scale
The 0-10 Volt Scale
Making An Ohmmeter
The Lo Ohmís Circuit
The Milliammeter
The Voltmeter
The Ohmmeter
The A-C Indicator
Complete Schematic Diagram Of The V-O-M Meter
Questions For Chapter 3 (with answers)

CHAPTER 4 Ė Verifying Ohmís Law and the D-C Maximum Power Transfer Theorem
Verifying Ohmís Law
Electrical Power
The D-C Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

CHAPTER 5 Ė Checking Electrical Appliances and Automobile Circuits
Continuity Testing
Flatiron And Cord
Toaster And Cord
Waffle Iron
Heating Pad
Vacuum Cleaner
Voltage Tests
The Automobile Storage Battery
The Hydraulic top Light Switch
Fuses And Lamps Check By Continuity


This book uses the Model EK-1 (not included) in all drawings. No matter what make or model Voltmeter, Milliammeter, or Ohmmeter you have, you will find that it will have most of the same controls, but they may be at different locations. The knowledge gained from this Technical Application book should enable you to pursue an interesting and fulfilling hobby in electronics and possibly antique radio restoration.

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