Irrigation 101: Electrical Basics And Irrigation Timers
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# Irrigation 101: Electrical Basics And Irrigation Timers

Understand a sprinkler system's electrical components and gain real world troubleshooting and repair skills.
4.1 (7 ratings)
72 students enrolled
Created by Michael Haynes
Last updated 3/2015
English
Current price: \$20 Original price: \$30 Discount: 33% off
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Includes:
• 1.5 hours on-demand video
• 4 Articles
• Access on mobile and TV
• Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
• Understand the basic concepts of volts, amps, & ohms
• Program any timer in 4 easy steps
• Use a multi-meter
• Choose the correct method of splicing wires for underground burial
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Description

This course is a beginner's or entry level class on a lawn sprinkler's electrical system. We cover the fundamental concepts of volts, amps, & ohms and how to measure these at the timer. You'll receive a 4 step process to program any irrigation timer, whether AC or DC. Then we'll get specific about timers, covering all the features you need to program, troubleshoot, or maximize a system's efficiency. As always, I've given you several real world skills that you can put into practice today; selecting and programming the right timer, properly splice sprinkler wiring, use a multimeter to troubleshoot an irrigation timer, and how to use a wire doubler.

Who is the target audience?
• This course is for the beginner or entry - level student of the irrigation / lawn sprinkler business. The material is equally suited for the homeowner or gardner seeking to understand their own sprinkler system.
Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
01:42:01
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Electrical Basics
5 Lectures 11:42

We'll consider the definition of Electricity and cover conductors, insulators, and circuits

Preview 03:37

In this lecture, you'll learn the basics of Voltage and Current.

Preview 02:45

An understanding of resistance in an electrical circuit is essential to troubleshooting a sprinkler system.

Preview 03:36

Sprinkler systems typically use a low voltage signal to activate electrical solenoids and operate sensors.

Preview 01:30

Conclusion To Section 1
00:14

Quiz Description
Quiz For Section 1
4 questions
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Sprinkler System Electrical Components
6 Lectures 21:15
Timers, Clocks, or Controllers
02:11

Electric Solenoid Valves
02:46

Sprinkler System Wiring
09:46

Rain & Weather Sensors
04:10

Flow Sensors
02:06

Conclusion To Section 2
00:16

Quiz For Section 2
4 questions
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Practical Electrical Skills
7 Lectures 20:53
Using A Multimeter
05:16

Parallel vs Series Measurements
01:38

Measuring Voltage
01:21

Measuring Resistance
03:37

Measuring Amperage
02:47

Splicing Wires
05:58

Conclusion To Section 3
00:16

Quiz For Section 3
3 questions
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Sprinkler System Timers
15 Lectures 48:04
24 Volt AC Timers
03:37

Analog AC Timers
01:48

Digital AC Timers
03:04

4 Factors Of Timer Programming
09:33

Feature: Manual Operation
02:05

03:21

Feature: Rain Delay
02:13

Feature: Modular Model
01:59

Feature: Outdoor Model
01:20

Feature: Computer Control
01:47

Feature: Remote Control
04:18

DC Battery Operated Timers
04:42

Common Timer Problems And Mistakes
02:33

Using A Wire Doubler
05:17

Conclusion To Section 4
00:27

Quiz Description
Quiz for Section 4
3 questions