IG-500 – Basic Intermediate Electrical/Electronic Troubleshooting (47 labs) 10 days

IG-500 Course

The IG-500 course is one of our most sought-after training courses by iGround customers who are looking to get basic electrical/electronic training for their technical personnel and apply it to the real world.  It combines basic electrical theory with the practical knowledge of circuit application. Basic AC/DC theory, linear component usage, integrated component applications, measurement techniques, and even integrated circuit programming is presented in useful & practical detail. This a 10-day course having 47 different labs; from basic Ohms Law applications to beginner Arduino & Raspberry PI circuit board construction with many projects in between to help concept application as the student progresses.

And the best part? The student gets to keep the applicable labs, tools, testers, and components!!!!

Each student will receive, and keep, ALL necessary components and kits, including:

  • Grounding/Bonding Test Kit. Includes:
    • Intelliground Circuit Analyzer
    • True RMS AC/DC Clamp-on VOM
    • Micro-ohmmeter
  • An Arduino UNO board w/complete Arduino test kit/comprehensive instructions
  • Raspberry Pi 400 UNIT Pi 4 (4GB)
  • Prefabricated Raspberry Pi project board with components/transducers
  • Circuit breadboards, jumpers, and components
  • Precision tools and pouch
  • Various components for DC/AC applications
  • Detailed course manual
  • Certificate of Completion


Course Outline

Chapter One – Project Familiarization (2 labs)

  • Course Objectives
  • Lab Objectives
  • Component Inventory/Identification
  • What the Components Do
  • Review of Tools
  • Metering Uses and Habits
  • Safety Protocols/Guidelines
  • Coordinating the ‘Physical’ and ‘Programming’ Layers
  • Preparation of Projects
  • Electrical Projects to be Completed
  • Troubleshooting
  • Metering Measurements
  • The Basics of the Breadboard
  • The Basics of the Arduino UNO Board
  • Arduino UNO Components Inventory/Identification
  • The Basics of the Raspberry Pi 400 Kit
  • Raspberry Pi Project Board
  • Raspberry Components Inventory/Identification

Chapter Two – Electrical and Metering Principles (8 labs)

  • Volts, Ohms, Amperes
  • Lenz’s Law
  • Resistance and Diffraction
  • Circular Mils/Area of Conductor
  • Insulation Materials/ Temperature Coefficient
  • Impedance
  • Conductor Properties Impacting Impedance
  • Inductive Reactance/ Capacitive Reactance
  • Impedance of Conductors
  • Waveform Propagation
  • Single Phase vs. Three-Phase Power
  • Premises Wiring System Components
  • Separately Derived Power Systems

Chapter Three – Grounding Electrode System (3 labs)

  • Grounding Electrode System Purposes
  • Grounding Electrode System Components
  • The Earth as a Conductor
  • Importance and Contributions to Soil Resistivity
  • Basics of Earth Ground Resistance Measurements
  • Improving Earth Ground Resistance
  • Types and Selection Criteria of Grounding Electrodes
  • Grounding Electrode Conductor Terminations
  • Electrolytic Corrosion

Chapter Four – Equipment Grounding System (1 lab)

  • Equipment Grounding System Purposes
  • Types of Equipment Grounding Conductors (EGC’s)
  • Sizing of EGC
  • Voltage Drop Calculations for EGC
  • Types of Electrical System Faults
  • Conductor Routing
  • Fault Circuit Demonstration
  • Improper Neutral – Ground Bonding

Chapter Five – Troubleshooting (2 labs)

  • IEEE® Categories of Problems
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Site Investigations
  • Torque and Busbar Installations
  • Types of Equipment to Use
  • Average Responding vs. True RMS

Chapter Six – Telecommunication System Bonding (1 lab)

  • Purposes of the Telecommunications Bonding System
  • Telecommunication Bonding Systems Components
  • TIA 607
  • Small/Large System Arrangements (TIA-607 & BICSI)
  • Types of Bonding/Grounding Problems
  • Sizing of Bonding Conductors
  • Conductor Sizing Practice Exercises
  • Raised Floor Bonding
  • Equipment Rack/Cable Tray Bonding
  • Data Center Bonding

Chapter Seven – Power Quality Disturbances/Monitoring (2 labs)

  • Categorizing Voltage Quality Issues
  • Horsepower (HP), True Power (Watts)
  • Apparent Power (VA), Reactive Power (VARs)
  • Power Factor (PF)
  • Determining If/When It’s a Problem
  • Manufacturer Guidelines
  • Monitor Displays
  • Interpreting the Data
  • Types of VQ Issues
  • Electrical Noise
  • Sample Graphs

Chapter Eight – Diodes and Transistors (7 labs)

  • Diode Applications
  • Bridge Rectifier Construction
  • Diode Switching/Relays
  • Transistor Theory
  • Transistor Usages
  • 12V Power Supply Construction
  • Fixed Voltage Regulators
  • Variable Voltage Regulators
  • Silicon Controlled Rectifiers

Chapter Nine – Integrated Circuits (IC’s) (4 labs)

  • Digital Basics
  • Boolean, Binary, Hex
  • Review of Electronic Switches
  • AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR Gates
  • Logic Circuit Usage
  • Multiplexers/Demultiplexers

Chapter Ten – Arduino Circuit Applications (8 labs)

  • Circuit Wiring
  • Programming
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Making Things Work
  • Sample Arduino Build/Program Projects

Chapter Eleven – Raspberry Pi Circuit Applications (8 labs)

  • Introduction to LINUX Environment
  • Programming Basics and the Big Picture
  • RPi Applications
  • The RPi Integrated Kit
  • Project Board Wiring / Transducers

Chapter Twelve – Glossary of Terms