This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with d.c. machines and their controls. It encompasses working safely; apply extensive knowledge of d.c machine operation and construction and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must have completed one of the following pre-requisite options: UEENEEE125A Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuit; UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems, and; UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems. OR UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits, and; UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits. OR UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus; UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace, and UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits, or UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - basic d.c. machine construction and operation; - construction and use of lap and wave windings; - communication process; - armature reaction in d.c. machines; - d.c. generators; - d.c. motors; - starting and protection of d.c. motors; - speed regulation and speed control of d.c. motors; - braking of d.c. motors; - losses, heating and efficiency; - acceleration of d.c. motors and loads; - special d.c. motors construction, operation and applications; - maintenance of d.c. machines; - types of faults, and; - adjustment of machines.

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