Electricity and Controls for HVAC-R

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Author: Stephen L. Herman; Ron Sparkman
Edition: 007
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781133278207
ISBN 10: 1133278205
Copyright: 2014

Price: $129.95

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Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, 7e emphasizes the basics as it equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Extremely reader friendly, the text reflects the current National Electrical CodeĀ® and requires no prior knowledge of electricity. It begins with discussions of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts, while detailed schematic diagrams and step-by-step troubleshooting procedures highlight all of the different types of circuits commonly encountered in the HVAC-R field. The Seventh Edition is packed with vibrant photos, engaging illustrations, and coverage of the latest technology and developments from the field.


  • Incorporating reviewer feedback throughout, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, 7e features new photos, enhanced illustrations, the latest technology, and the most up-to-date coverage available.
  • The Seventh Edition offers a complete supplement package for instructors, including IML in pdf, comprehensive test bank, image gallery, and engaging PowerPoint slides available on the online instructor companion website.
  • Expanded information spotlights the differences between direct current and alternating current.
  • The new edition offers more detailed coverage of resistors.
  • New information focuses on the voltage rating of capacitors.
  • Coverage of atomic structure reflects the most accepted theories concerning the structure of atoms.
  • Offering valuable insight for real-world practice, the unit on troubleshooting includes an example of a step-by-step procedure for determining the problems with a central air conditioning system.
  • Comprehensive coverage of electric motors includes three-phase motors, squirrel cage induction motors, wound rotor motors, synchronous motors, and more.
  • Circuits commonly encountered in the field are explained in a practical, non-mathematical manner.
  • Units on programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programming PLCs remain current with industry practices.

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