Basic Industrial Electrical Course
I plan to start working on a basic electricity course soon for this site. Of course information on basic electricity is available for free online, but this one will be specific to industrial automation.
I taught a class at an automotive plant in Vermont a couple of weeks ago. One of the guys in the class was a mechanical guy taking his first PLC class, and he seemed very confused at first. This was when I realized he didn’t know what a coil or contact were! I explained how a relay worked, drawing on a whiteboard, and it helped a lot. So I can never assume what people know or don’t know when creating training materials.
It would save time to just provide someone else’s basic electrical course rather than creating my own, but there could be all kinds of intellectual property issues later. I’d like to include other people’s materials on this site but haven’t figured out a fair way.