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Introduction to Solid State: Electronics and Controls
SS-1
  Through lecture and hands-on exercises, this course introduces Solid State Electronics through an analysis of familiar non-electronic equipment using solid state components and electronic controls. Heavy emphasis on technical literacy to install, troubleshoot and service solid state electronics. Lab exercises enhance understanding of components and circuitry.
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DAY 1 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Pneumatic Controls
Control System
Air Stations
Branch Lines
Main Lines
Thermostats
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Robert Shaw
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC
Types of Control Systems
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
For Students to Understand:
Types of Control Systems: page 1 & 2
The Air Station: page 3 & 4
Pneumatic Controllers: page 5 & 6
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Question and Answer Quiz
   
DAY 2 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Basic Damper Controls
Valves in Sequence
Single Pressure Thermostats
One Pipe Thermostat Piping
Dead Band Thermostats
Dual Pressure Thermostats
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC: page 5 to 9
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Homework: read page 5 to 9 and explain dual temp. stats.
Quiz
   
DAY 3 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Receiver Controllers and Transmitters
Dual input Receiver Controller
Pneumatic Relays
Pneumatic — Electronic Relays
Pressure Selector Relays
Air Motor Relays
Reset Relays
Pneumatic Switches
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC: page 10 to 20
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Homework: page 10 to 20
Quiz
   
DAY 4 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Final Control Devices
Dampers
Actuators
Control Valves
Flow Characteristics
Steam Valves
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Robert Shaw
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC: page 20 to 33
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Homework: page 20 to 33
Quiz
   
DAY 5 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Control applications
Single Zone System
Mixed Air control System
Open Loop Supply and Return
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Robert Shaw
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC: page 34 to 56
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Homework: page 34 to 56
Quiz
   
DAY 6 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Room Thermostat Calibration
Dead Band Thermostats
Maintenance Scheduling
Set Throttling Range
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Binder
Robert Shaw
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC: page 57 to 70
RESOURCES: Robert Shaw Fundamentals of Pneumatic Controls
EVALUATION: Homework: page 10 to 20
Quiz
   
DAY 7 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
SUBJECT CONTENTS: MIDTERM EXAM: 40 Questions of Work Pneumatic Controls
RESOURCES: Information Obtained From:
Robert Shaw
Pneumatic Controls for HVAC
EVALUATION: Grade Midterm Exam
   
DAY 8 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Electro Theory
Protons
Electrons
Valence Shell
Energy Level
Stable/Unstable Atoms
Bonding
Current Flow
RESOURCES: Binder: page 238 to 244
EVALUATION: Quiz on page 244
   
DAY 9 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Volts
Amps
OHM
OHM Law
Resistors in Parallel
Resistors in Series
RESOURCES: Binder: page 9 & 10
EVALUATION: Quiz on page 10
   
DAY 10 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Resistance Temperature Detection
Thermocouples
Thermistors
Light Emitting Diodes
Full Wave Bridge (Rectifier)
RESOURCES: Binder:
page A-10 to A-16
page B-1 to B-5
RUUD Booklet Intro to Solid State Devices
EVALUATION: Homework:
page A-10 to A-16
page B-1 to B-5
Quiz
   
DAY 11 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
Solid State Diode
Diode Bias Conditions
Half Wave Rectifier
Full Wave Bridge Rectifier
Full Wave Rectifier
Diodes
Flame Rectifier
RESOURCES: RUUD Booklet: page 1 to 7
EVALUATION: Quiz Based on Items Covered to Date
   
DAY 12 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: To understand and identify pneumatic systems and controls.
OBJECTIVES: Identify and Understand:
P.C. Boards
I.C. Boards
Troubleshooting P.C. Boards
Troubleshooting I.C. Boards
RESOURCES: Troubleshooting current board on icemaker in shop. Input volts, output volts, and resistors of thermistors.
EVALUATION: Grading Based on Troubleshooting of Boards
   
DAY 13 SUBJECT: Solid State Electronics and Pneumatics
GOAL: Final Exam
OBJECTIVES: Did student understand information presented over past 12 weeks
EVALUATION: 50 Question Quiz