#### Lesson 1 - Electrochemical Action

##### Topics:

Battery characteristics; Electrolysis; Electroplating; Extracting and refining metals; Electrolytic corrosion; Choosing a battery

##### Learning Objectives:

– State the difference between a primary cell and a secondary cell.– Discuss electrochemical action.

– Explain how battery polarization works.

– State the definition of an electrolyte.

– List the factors to consider in selecting a battery.

#### Lesson 2 - Battery Characteristics

##### Topics:

Care and maintenance of dry cells; New kinds of primary cells; Secondary cells; Stationary batteries; Storage batteries

##### Learning Objectives:

– List advantages of dry cells.– State the characteristics of dry cells.

– Explain how to create a six-volt battery from 1.5 volt dry cells.

– Name the basic kinds of storage cells in use today.

– Explain how to calculate the rating required in a battery for a specific application.

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Lesson 3 - Kinds of Batteries

##### Topics:

Lead-acid batteries; Lead-calcium batteries; Nickel-iron alkaline cells; Nickel-cadmium alkaline cell

##### Learning Objectives:

– Name the items necessary to form a cell.– Explain how plates in a cell are commonly assembled.

– List the advantages of nickel-cadmium battery.

– Discuss the construction of storage cells.

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Lesson 4 - Maintaining Lead-Acid Batteries

##### Topics:

Placing a new battery in service; Care of dry- and wet-charged batteries; Battery testing; Industrial truck batteries; Battery problems

##### Learning Objectives:

– List the steps in placing a new dry-charged battery in service.– Name the three basic methods of charging batteries.

– Explain how to measure a cell's specific gravity.

– List causes of low specific gravity in a cell.

– Tell how to clean a wet, dirty battery cover.

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Lesson 5 - Charging Lead-Acid Batteries

##### Topics:

Battery charging; Initial and normal charge; Equalizing, trickle, emergency, boost, and freshening charge; Test discharge; Cell failure

##### Learning Objectives:

– Explain how to conduct an initial charge.– Discuss the different types of battery charges.

– List the common causes of cell failure.

– Explain how to mix electrolyte correctly.

– Explain how to treat both skin and eyes that have been splashed with acid.

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Lesson 6 - Solving Problems in DC Circuits

##### Topics:

Sources of DC electricity; Ohm's Law; Work; Torque; Power; Efficiency; Branch points and loops

##### Learning Objectives:

– Define Ohm's Law and use it to solve a problem.– State the definition of a branch point.

– Solve a problem using the power formula.

– State the definition of Kirchhoff's rules.

– Define work, power, torque, and efficiency.

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Lesson 7 - DC Series Circuits

##### Topics:

Ohm's Law for series circuits; Current control; Voltage drop; Using equations; Using Kirchhoff's Rules

##### Learning Objectives:

– Describe a series circuit.– Solve for E, I, and R in series circuits.

– State the basic rule you must follow when making changes in an equation.

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Lesson 8 - Parallel Circuits

##### Topics:

Recognizing parallel circuits; Resistance, voltage drop, and current in parallel circuits; Calculating resistance and power; Conductance

##### Learning Objectives:

– State the definition of a parallel circuit.– Explain how to calculate the current in each branch of a parallel circuit.

– Explain how to calculate resistance in a parallel circuit.

– Calculate power in a parallel circuit.

– Find the reciprocal of any value.

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Lesson 9 - Series-Parallel Circuits

##### Topics:

DC motors and generators; Voltage dividers; Lighting circuits; Three- and four-way switch circuits

##### Learning Objectives:

– State the definition of a series-parallel circuit.– Identify series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.

– Explain how to calculate resistances in a series-parallel circuit.

– Demonstrate how to trace and simplify a circuit.

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Lesson 10 - DC Circuits in Use

##### Topics:

AC and DC electricity; AC waveform; Peak-to-peak, average, and effective values; Energy storage; Faraday's Law; Basic circuit concepts

##### Learning Objectives:

– Explain how the three types of dc motors differ.– Demonstrate how to increase and decrease the speed of a dc motor by adding resistors.

– Identify a three-way switch.

– Calculate current and resistance using voltage divider circuits.