Electricity and Electronics for HVAC

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August 9, 2007


Paperback, 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

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Introduction to ElectricityChapter 2. Current, Voltage, Resistance, Power and Ohm's LawChapter 3. Resistors, Color Code, Other Electric Components, and Their SymbolsChapter 4. Series and Parallel CircuitsChapter 5. Magnetism, Solenoids and RelaysChapter 6. Electrical Measuring InstrumentsChapter 7. Electrical Power: Direct Current and Alternating CurrentChapter 8. Inductors and TransformersChapter 9. Capacitors and Capacitive ReactanceChapter 10. Single-Phase and Three-Phase Alternating CurrentChapter 11. Solid-State ControlsChapter 12. Alternating Current MotorsChapter 13. Electrical SafetyChapter 14. Control DevicesChapter 15. Heating CircuitsChapter 16. Air-Conditioning CircuitsChapter 17. Refrigeration CircuitsChapter 18. TroubleshootingChapter 19. Controlling Electrical Power for Air-Conditioning UnitsChapter 20. Careers in Air Conditioning and RefrigerationIndex

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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