Check out the links below to get a head start in your career as an electrician. These informative and easy to understand articles and courses will give you the knowledge you need to get ahead.
If you are looking to take training from home, check out our selection of Online Electrician Training courses. They are great for brushing up your skills or to get started in the trade. Or, you can get a peek of what you can expect from formal electrical training with our Electrician School articles, and learn about the structure of electrician training programs, study tips, and a preview of the content you might cover in school.
To jump right in to the theory, check out these articles from the Basic Electrical Theory section, covering core topics like voltage, current, and resistance. To apply these concepts, have a look at the Basic Electrical Circuits articles to learn about series, parallel, and other types of circuits and their applications.
While you can never totally replace the need to apprentice in the field, much of the theory of electrical work can be learned in various online classes. But are they any good? We look at online electrician schools and find out if they’re worth your time and money.
Nobody qualifies as an electrician without lots of theoretical learning. Enrolling in electrician school is not a full-time decision: you will be learning in the field as an apprentice too. But don't be fooled: book learning is unavoidable. You're going to have to take exams too.
Before you make the decision to become an electrician, you should understand the basics of electrical theory. You'll learn all of this in school, too, but it never hurts to begin with some preparation. How does electricity work? What rules does it follow?
Circuit diagrams are a critical part of an electrician’s work. You’ll need to be able to read basic electrical diagrams. (You probably remember these from high school physics classes.) They look weird at first, but with some experience you’ll quickly master the art of reading them.
You've interacted with circuit breakers many times in everyday life. They're in most modern bathrooms, and all homes have circuit breaker panels controlling the flow of electricity into areas of the house or apartment. What do you need to know about circuit breakers to be a better spark?
When there is no reliable source of power, or during an outage, generators will be necessary to keep the juice flowing. You may have used, or seen a friend or relative use, a generator on a camping trip, or up at a cabin. How do generators work, and how should they be used?
Putting green energy solutions to work saves you money and saves the planet for future generations. Making these changes isn’t difficult, but it may take a little getting used to. The more you practice a green way of life, the easier it will become.
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