ATech Training – Applied Electrical Trainer (model 4810)

ATech Training – Applied Electrical Trainer (model 4810)

[Intro Music]
Hi, I am Dan with ATech Training
and what I would like to do today is
introduce you to one of our newest products,
the Applied Electrical Trainer model 4810.
This unit comes complete with
everything you need including
the base unit
with a 12 Volt receptacle
in the back,
a Self-Regulating and
Current-Limiting Power Supply,
Power cord, Patch Cords
in Black, Red, and Blue,
and Courseware, Student Manual and
Instructor Guide Book on a Flash Drive.
On the front of the unit there is
an ON/OFF Switch with an LED Indicator
to verify that power is applied,
a 12 Volt Jack and a 5 Volt Jack for
supplying Voltage to circuits,
and two Ground Jacks.
For circuit protection there is
a 2.5 amp Circuit Breaker,
and two control devices in the form
of a Toggle Switch and a Momentary Switch.
The next row contains
a series of seven resistors
including three which are 120 Ohms,
two are 240 Ohms,
one is 680 Ohms,
and the last is 1000 Ohms or one K Ohm.
These values were chosen to be easier
to use in Ohms Law calculations,
as they limit the current
and wattage for safety,
and they allow for a large number
of circuits to be built,
using both identical
and different resistive values.
In the last column there is
a series of four bulbs,
2 – 14 Volt,
2 higher resistance 28 Volt,
which allow students to build a number
of circuits that have visual cues
to help them determine whether
or not they have built a circuit correctly.
This is especially helpful for
those who are new
to the study of electricity.
At the bottom of this row,
is a set of Auxiliary Jacks
which allow a user to
plug in an external device,
such as a relay or solenoid,
and then use the trainer to test
and evaluate that device.
At the very bottom of the unit
there is the second of two Ground Jacks.
This Jack is connected in parallel
with the one at the top and
the two can be used interchangeably.
Let us take a moment to build
an actual circuit and
put this unit through its paces.
This trainer can be used to build
any of a number of types of circuits.
For instance, in this case
we have gone from a 12 Volt
source into the Circuit Breaker,
through the Circuit Breaker
and into the Toggle Switch,
through the Toggle Switch and
into one of the 14 Volt bulbs,
through that bulb and into Ground.
This gives us a
Single-Load Series Circuit.
We can also build a single-load
Series Circuit with a
different resistance,
a higher resistance
in this case, a 28 Volt Bulb.
If we like we can go in
and build a Series Circuit
with two similar loads.
We can change our circuit to
have different Resistances,
which would yield different Currents
We can then come in and
build our circuits in Parallel.
In this case there are two loads
but if we prefer any number of
devices can be added.
We are currently using bulbs
for these circuits and,
as you know, bulbs tend to
heat when they are lit
which increases their resistance.
When studying Ohms Law,
any measurements students
make will not match the values
they will have calculated.
That affects the bulbs usability
when teaching Ohms Law
and is one of the primary reasons
that we have included both bulbs
and resistors on this trainer.
To get around that problem
we can just move our leads
over to the resistors.
We are using three
120 Ohm resistors in this case,
and the students can then use
their meters to make
the necessary measurements.
In this scenario,
both the voltage and
current values for each
will be identical.
Recall that there are
240 Ohm and 680 Ohm
components on this unit,
and if we move our leads
to include those,
then we have a parallel circuit
with three different loads and
three different currents,
although the voltage drops
would be the same.
There are a number of
circuits of different configurations
which can be constructed
with the Applied Electrical Trainer,
but remember that this device
also comes with complete courseware.
That courseware includes an
Instructor Guide and a Student Manual
complete with numerous circuits
that can be built, tested, and evaluated.
The manual also has instruction
on Volts, Ohms, Amp, Power,
how to use a meter, and Ohms Law,
including the relationships
between Volts, Ohms, and Amps
and their calculations.
If you are interested in
more information on the
Applied Electrical Trainer,
or any of ATech’s other products,
please contact us at
[email protected] or
Toll Free 888-738-9924.
Thanks for watching and
we will see you later.

One Reply to “ATech Training – Applied Electrical Trainer (model 4810)”

  1. Dan, Great video.  I will share the link with my customers and potential customers.
    —Cliff with Learning Labs, Inc..

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