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Basic Electrical Connectoring

Carlo DeLuca, PE

This course presents a brief history of basic electrical connectors and the problems encountered with early aluminum conductor connections. It describes the major natures of failures and engineering analyses of the failures. The course also presents the steps taken to resolve the failures on the part of engineering, design, and standards making organizations. Standards and certification agencies are identified for their application to various industries, such as the Utility Power Industry, the Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Construction Industry and the Contractor Industrial Industry. The solutions are also related to various connectors. A sampling of different methods to connect to conductors is discussed with descriptions of appropriate connectors. Particular cautions and features are discussed for each connector. The connectors are related to the industries in which they are used, including their appropriate standards. Some special types of connectors are discussed. The course completes with a brief summary stressing the attention that must be devoted to proper connectoring systems. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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