Course code: BEC021
Duration: 2 months (8 weeks)
This is beginners course in basic electronics, the course is composed of 15 lessons covering all common electronics components (both passive and active) found in consumer electronics equipment like LCD television and Monitors, CRT television and Monitors, DVDs, Hi-fi systems, Power amplifiers, Switch mode power supplies (S.M.P.S) etc.
In this course you will learn how to identify various components using actual picture, symbol used to represent them on the circuit board, purposes it serves on the circuit, common failure modes and how to test if it is good or bad.
The course will be done by correspondence via email, in total there are 8 assignments, if you decide to do one assignment per week means you will take only 8 weeks (2 months) to complete the course. All assignments will be in MS Word format.
You will read the course material and complete your assignment then return it via email to your facilitator/trainer. The facilitator will then review your assignment and give you feedback on your work.
You can progress at any pace, fast or slow. Your assignment will then be returned to you via email with your next assignment.
Upon completion of this course you will have a solid foundation in electronics to get you started in this exciting career in electronic repair like LCD-LED television repair, microwave repair, home theater repairs, woofer repair, decoders, amplifiers among others.
Lesson 1: Introduction to basic electronics
Lesson 2: Introduction to basic tools required in electronics repairs.
Lesson 3: Fuses: -identification, purpose, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 4: Metal Oxide Varistor (M.O.V): - identification, purpose, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 5: Thermistors: - (PTC and NTC) - identification, purpose, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 6: Inductors: - identification, purpose, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 7: Relays: -identification, purpose, basic relay circuit, relay used in power supply, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 8: Capacitors: -identification, types, uses in circuit, understanding capacitor body markings, encoding ceramic capacitors body marking, how to discharge big capacitors, voltage rating of capacitors, common failure mode & testing if good or bad.
Lesson 9: Resistors: - identification, uses, fixed resistors, variable resistors (linear pot and log pot), resistor color code, resistor in series, connecting speakers in series/parallel, application of P.O.T in volume control, resistors in parallel circuit, common failure mode & testing if good or bad
Lesson 10: Diodes: - identification, various types of common diodes, power diodes, damper diodes, fast recovery diodes, signal diodes, Zener diodes, using zener diode as a voltage regulator, using zener diode for protection, light emitting diode(LEDs), common failure mode & testing if good or bad for each type.
Lesson 11: Transistors: - identification, uses in circuits, common failure mode & testing if good or bad
Lesson 12: Integrated circuit (I.C): - identification, pin arrangement, Tips on how to know if it is good or bad.
Lesson 13: Crystals and Resonators: - identification, types (Crystal oscillator & ceramic resonators) uses, testing if good or bad
Lesson 14: Voltage Regulators: - identification, types (positive and negative series), uses, testing if good or badLesson 15: Introduction to switch mode power supply (s.m.p.s)