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AC & DC Circuits Package
(EC - 001.5)
  • Introduction to electricity (EC - 001.5.1)
    • Using different test equipment like voltmeters and ammeters
    • Experimenting the effect of Electromotive force and measuring the potential difference.
    • Measurement of Voltage, Current and Resistance
    • Test components and use them as part of an electric circuit.
    • drawing and implementing simple schematic diagrams.
    • Measuring and calculating power dissipation.
    • Investigate Parallel and series connections .
    • Implementing lamp switching circuit using a relay.
    • Understanding Simulated buzzer circuit.
    • Operation of different types of switches and their applications.
    • power supplies in series or parallel configurations
    • The light-emitting diode as a useful electrical component.
    • perform power calculations practically using lamps with different power ratings.
    • Exploring the construction of resistance and learning how to measure its value using a multimeter.
  • DC Electric Circuits I (EC - 001.5.2)
    • Resistor Color Coding for Low Power
    • Calculating Power dissipation through a
    • variable Output Voltage Using the
      Potentiometer Connection
    • Special resistors and their applications
    • Verification of Ohm's Law.
    • The Equivalent Resistance of Resistors
      Connected in Series.
    • The Equivalent Resistance of Resistors
      Connected in Parallel.
    • Voltage Dividing with Series Resistors
  • DC Circuits II (EC - 001.5.3)
    • Voltages And Currents In A Series
      Connected Circuit (Kirchhoff Voltage Law)
    • Voltages And Currents In A Parallel
      Connected Circuit (Kirchhoff Current Law)
    • Analysis of Series-Parallel Connected
    • the resettable fuse and how it is used for
      the protection of electronic devices.
    • Implementing a fire alarm model using
    • Calculating the equivalent resistance for
      different circuits
  • • AC Circuits I (EC - 001.5.4)
    • Learning how to use the function generator » Inductors in Parallel or Series on an AC & the oscilloscope Supply.
    • Study of Alternating Waveforms
    • Discovering the behavior of resistors in AC circuits and whether or not it’s different from DC circuits.
    • Knowing the Relation between Peak and RMS Values for Sinusoidal Waveform
    • Alternating Supply with Pure Resistance Loading
    • Experimenting the behavior of a capacitor in DC circuits.
    • Observe the effect of capacitance on the AC voltage and current waveforms with square and sinusoidal signals.
    • AC Supply with Pure Capacitive Loading
    • Variation of Capacitive Reactance (Xc) with Frequency
    • Variation of Capacitive Reactance with Capacitance
    • Getting to know different types of capacitors, the differences between each of these types as well as their applications.
    • Connecting Capacitors in Parallel or Series on an AC Supply
    • Discover the Phase Relationship of Current to Voltage for capacitor.
    • Implementing Resistance-Capacitance Circuits
    • Learning how to calculate equivalent circuit of capacitors and verifying this concept practically.
    • Implementing series and parallel RC circuits and understanding their behavior while varying frequency.
  • AC Circuits II (EC - 001.5.5)
    • Discovering the behavior of inductors in DC circuits.
    • Experimenting the inductors in AC circuits and notice their effect on voltage and current waveforms.
    • Variation of Inductive Reactance (XL) with Frequency
    • Variation of Inductive Reactance with Inductance.
    • Phase Relationship of Current to Voltage for an Inductor
    • Resistance-Inductance Circuits
    • Resistance-Inductance-Capacitance Circuits
    • The Relation between Inductance, Capacitance and Resonant Frequency
    • Differentiate between the effect of resonance in parallel and series LC circuits.
    • Resistance-Inductance and Resistance-Capacitance Filter Circuits
    • finding the resonance frequency practically and verifying it theoretically through calculations.
  • AC & DC Circuits Package (EC - 001.5)
  • Hard copy user manual

In the area of direct and alternating current technology, this package is designed to familiarize the students step by step with the principal concepts of electrical circuits and component behavior through practical investigations. The package contains a special set of cards designed to work with the main unit to introduce the students to the basics of AC & DC electrical circuit theories through interactive experiments.

  • The experimental cards contain a collection of active, passive elements and a lot of electrical components such as resistors, switches, lamps, LEDs, resistors, capacitors, inductors and etc. with different types and ratings.
  • They also comprise voltage divider circuits, light and voltage-dependent resistors, Fire Alarm Model, and LC - LR - RLC circuits. In addition, a lot of circuits can be configured using the components of the cards. 
  • The experimental cards include : Introduction to electricity , DC Electric Circuits I (EC - 001.5.2), DC Circuits II (EC - 001.5.3), AC Circuits I (EC - 001.5.4) , AC Circuits II (EC - 001.5.5)
  • Objective:
    • Familiarization the student with the term electricity.
    • Understanding practically the definition of potential difference and voltage polarity.
    • Learning about power supplies, and how to use them.
    • The concept of current, current’s direction & types.
    • Getting to know the different types of switches & how to use them.
    • The basic structure of relays and how are they used.
    • Understanding The Basic definition of “power”.
    • Understanding in detail the concept of the resistance and the resistors’ types.
    • Learning how to read the color code of resistors and how to translate it into their corresponding values & tolerances.
    • Differentiating between series & parallel elements.
    • Understanding Ohm’s Law and how to apply it in practical circuits.
    • Recognizing special resistors such as PTC thermistors, NTC thermistors, light-dependent resistors, and exploring their applications.
    • Understanding Kirchhoff’s Current and voltage laws and learning how to apply these rules on multiple circuits practically.
    • Understanding voltage division for series resistors and current division for parallel resistors.
    • Learning how to calculate the equivalent resistance of a circuit and verifying this concept practically.
    • Learning how to use a function generator & the oscilloscope to generate AC signals and display them.
    • Understanding the concept of capacitance and the structure of a capacitor.
    • Discovering the capacitive reactance in AC circuits and how is it related to the frequency and the capacitance.
    • Understanding the concept of inductance and the structure inductors.
    • Discovering the inductive reactance in AC circuits and how is it related to the inductance and the frequency of the signal.
    • Learning how to calculate the equivalent circuits of inductors and capacitors then verifying this concept practically.
    • studying the behavior of resonance circuits.
    • Implementing RC, LR,LC, and RLC circuits and finding their equivalent resonance frequencies.