electrical training 101

Electrical Training 101

IBT Industrial Solutions popular two-and-a-half day electrical training school covering electricity and electrical devices is led by a group of IBT electrical product specialists.

This course is designed to increase the knowledge base and comfort level of facility maintenance technicians, purchasing personnel and machine operators responsible for electrical equipment maintenance.

For the course, instructors will draw upon a background that averages more than 20 years of specialization in the application and distribution of electrical equipment and supplies to industry. Class content will supply the basic building blocks of information that everyone who works with electricity should know.

Tuition: $595 per student

  • All training materials and lunches are included
  • Each attendee receives a free Amprobe ACD-16 TRMS Pro 1000A Datalogging Clampon Multimeter (retail value: $175) CEU Credits: 2.0
  • Classwork includes lecture, discussion, wiring labs and knowledge review tests.
Day 1 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Basic Electricity
  • AC / DC
  • Voltage / Hertz
  • Transformers / Power Supplies
  • Basic Symbols
  • Basic Control Devices and Logic
  • Circuit Breakers / Fuses
  • Contactors / Relays
  • IEC vs. NEMA
  • Overload-Starters
  • Push Buttons
  • Line Diagram
  • 2 Wire Wiring Exercise
  • 3 Wire Wiring Exercise
  • Sensors / Limit Switches
  • Using a Meter for Safety and Troubleshooting
Day 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Motor Basics
  • Single Phase / Three Phase
  • Wire Lab Motor Wiring Open Drip / TEFC / Explosion Proof
  • Soft Start Basics
  • What You Really Should Know
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Basics
  • When Should a VFD Be Used
  • Good/Bad Applications for Soft Starts and VFDS
  • Basic Set Up
  • Basic Troubleshooting
Day 3 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Surge Suppression
  • NEC Code Update
  • Safety: Lockout and Tag Out


Interested in further electrical training? See the companion sessions, Electrical 102– Advanced Electrical Academy and Electrical 210– Arc Flash for Managers Electrical Academy.
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