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Electric Motors: Understanding & Troubleshooting

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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2 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Basics of electric motors
  2. Troubleshooting common problems found in the workplace.
  3. Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Participants learn the basics of electric motors including how to maintain and troubleshoot common problems found in the workplace. This course covers the operation and maintenance of AC and DC motors, including 3-phase, dual voltage and multiple speed motors. For each motor application, factors such as driven load, environmental conditions, power availability and performance capabilities will help determine what type of motor is the best fit for a given purpose.

    Participants will become familiar with the National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements for motor operation and installation. Course content progresses logically from basic operational theory to the actual operation of various types of AC and DC motors. The training includes numerous hands-on lab exercises designed to help participants operate, test and troubleshoot electric motors.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    This is a basic course, without any prerequisites, that helps you develop a solid foundation to build your troubleshooting knowledge and skills. This course is appropriate for anyone who works on motors. Both the classroom and lab versions of this course will leave you confident you will understand what’s going on with your motors, why, and what to do about it.

    People who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • Maintenance Technicians
    • HVAC maintenance and Repair Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Stationary engineers
    • Safety directors
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on pumps and pump systems
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during training include:

    • Basic Motor Theory
    • Nameplate Data
    • Three-Phase Motors
    • National Electrical Code® and Motors
    • Single-Phase Motors
    • DC Motors
    • Megohmmeter Checking and Insulation Breakdown
    • Tachometer, Capacitor Checker
  • Training Program Description


      • Horsepower, torque and loading
      • Construction
      • Electrical principles¬—voltage, current, impedance
      • Magnetism, induction, propulsion
      • Frequency, speed, and slip
      • Power factor


      • Voltage, phase, FLA, frequency
      • RPM, duty, design, code letter
      • Service factor, insulation, temperature
      • Frame, connections, efficiency
      • Horsepower


      • Wyes and deltas
      • 3, 6, 9, and 12 leads
      • Dual voltage connections
      • Squirrel cage, synchronous, wound rotor


      • Sizing conductors
      • Overload protection
      • Motor starters
      • Short-circuit protection
      • Disconnects
      • Design E motors
      • Exercises on using the NEC


      • Capacitor-start, permanent-split, shaded-pole, split-phase, repulsion and universal
      • Dual voltage connections
      • Multiple speed connections


      • Series, shunt, compound and permanent-magnet


      • Motor inspection criteria


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    • Enclosure types
    • Accessories
    • Terminology
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    Training Program Pricing

    2-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,195 / Participant

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