Electricity and Electronics for HVAC

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August 9, 2007


Mixed media product, 380 pages

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0071496688 / 9780071496681


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Master the Electric and Electronic Components that Control Today's Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Systems!

Electricity and Electronics for HVAC provides an expert account of the electric and electronic components used for modern air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this in-depth reference fully explains circuits, diagrams, digital controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting, and more.

Written by the renowned technical authors Rex Miller and Mark R. Miller, this essential resource covers all electrical and electronic principles and applications of HVAC, including basic electricity…electric measuring instruments…control devices…heating circuits…refrigeration and freezer circuits…and other topics. Designed to build knowledge, skills, and confidence, Electricity and Electronics for HVAC features:

  • Complete information on electric and electronic components for modern HVAC systems
  • Over 345 detailed illustrations to improve technical understanding
  • Standard and SI units for all problems and worked-out equations
  • A PowerPoint presentation for classroom use

Inside this Career-Building HVAC Tool

• Introduction to Electricity • Current, Voltage, Resistance, and Power • Resistors, Color Code, Components, and Symbols • Series and Parallel Circuits • Magnetism, Solenoids, and Relays • Electric Measuring Instruments • Electric Power: DC and AC • Inductors, Inductive Reactance, and Transformers • Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance • Single and Three-Phase Power • Solid-State Controls • AC Motors • Electrical Safety • Control Devices • Heating Circuits • AC Circuits • Refrigeration and Freezer Circuits • Troubleshooting • Controlling Electric Power for AC Units oCareers in AC and Refrigeration • Index

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction to Electricity Chapter 2. Current, Voltage, Resistance, Power and Ohm's Law Chapter 3. Resistors, Color Code, Other Electric Components, and Their Symbols Chapter 4. Series and Parallel Circuits Chapter 5. Magnetism, Solenoids and Relays Chapter 6. Electrical Measuring Instruments Chapter 7. Electrical Power: Direct Current and Alternating Current Chapter 8. Inductors and Transformers Chapter 9.Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance Chapter 10. Single-Phase and Three-Phase Alternating Current Chapter 11. Solid-State Controls Chapter 12. Alternating Current Motors Chapter 13. Electrical Safety Chapter 14. Control Devices Chapter 15. Heating Circuits Chapter 16. Air-Conditioning Circuits Chapter 17. Refrigeration Circuits Chapter 18. Troubleshooting Chapter 19. Controlling Electrical Power for Air-Conditioning Units Chapter 20. Careers in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Index

Author comments

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus at SUNY College at Buffalo, having taught there for more than 35 years. Mark Miller is Professor of Industrial Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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