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Farm Power Electrical Systems - DC
FARM ELEC SYS
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 335 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Basic electricity in farm power electrical circuits, with emphasis in starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems and accessory systems.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Electriciy used in agriculture is unique in that it requires a large amount of knowledge as well as close observance of electrical principles in order to repair, replace, or install electrical systems or components. Since electricity is one of our primary forms of energy, it is important that one understand how it works.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Obtain a BYU-Idho driving permit.
2. Understand the safety of agriculture machinery.
3. Describe an electrical current and explain why certain materials are conductors and others are insulators.
4. Define and measure current, voltage, resistance, and amperages.
5. Know the procedures and test electrical circuits for failures.
6. Idenfiy the parts of a battery and explain how a battery produces a current.
7. List the major parts of a starting circuit and explain basic design and operation of the starting motor.
REQUIREMENTS: A BYU-Idaho driving permit is required before students are allowed to operate University agricultural machinery.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001