Amatrol AC/DC Electrical Learning System (T7017A)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s eLearning curriculum includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



  • Electricity (120 VAC/60 Hz/1 phase)


  • Mobile Technology Workstation (82-610)
  • Spare Parts Kit (23148)

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AC/DC Electrical Training | Hands-On Basic Electrical Skills

Learning System: T7017A

Amatrol’s AC/DC Electrical Training System (T7017A) explores the fundamental concepts of AC and DC electrical systems. Learners will see how electricity is used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications. This training system covers industry-relevant technical skills including how to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot basic AC and DC electrical circuits for various applications.

The T7017A includes a bench top-mount workstation, lamp module assembly, pushbutton switch module assembly, selector switch module assembly, circuit breaker module assembly, handheld digital meter, and much more! Learners will use these components to study topics such as manual input devices, voltage measurement, lighting circuits, voltage dividers, and troubleshooting. This system uses industrial quality components for durability to stand up to frequent use and to help learners become better prepared for what they will encounter on the job.

Learning Topics

  • Principles of AC and DC Voltage and Current
  • Principles of Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance
  • Power Generation Principles
  • Ohm's Law & Kirchoff's Law
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Manual Switches & Basic Output Devices
  • Fuses & Circuit Breakers
  • Resistors, Capacitors, & Inductors
  • Potentiometers, Solenoids, Control Relays, & Circuit Testers
  • Circuit Protection Calculations
  • System Design & Troubleshooting

Build Hands-On AC/DC Electrical Skills for Residential and Industrial Applications

Amatrol's AC/DC Electrical Learning System features a heavy-duty welded steel frame with built-in AC and DC power supplies, instrumentation, component mounting surface, and component storage panel. It features industrial size electrical power and control components, typical of what students will find in the field. Learners will use these components to practice hands-on skills such as operate a circuit using a circuit breaker, test a capacitor using a digital multimeter, connect and operate a basic lighting circuit, locate a short circuit, and troubleshoot a transformer by measuring continuity.

Apply Foundational Electrical Knowledge to Real World Applications

The T7017A’s curriculum begins with the basics of electricity and builds to show learners how electricity is utilized in residential applications, as well as in industrial components and areas such as programmable controllers, electrical motor control, and electro-fluid power. Learners will study topics such as how to use a voltmeter to measure voltage, stating a formula for calculating total parallel resistance, the functions of four electromagnetic devices, how switches and used in combination circuits, and how to troubleshoot a transformer. This electrical training course is presented in an interactive multimedia format, which features stunning 3D graphics and video, audio voiceovers of all of the text, and interactive quizzes and activities.

Interactive Basic Electrical eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's AC/DC electrical training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific basic electrical topics covered include: basic electrical circuits, electrical measurements, circuit analysis, inductance and capacitance, combination circuits, and transformers. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like connecting and operating a circuit using three types of manual switches; using a digital multimeter to measure voltage drops in series and parallel circuits; and using Ohm's Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance in a series circuit.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

This course includes a virtual simulator!

Amatrol's basic AC/DC electrical eLearning curriculum also features a virtual simulator that allows learners to practice hands-on skills even when they don't have access to the physical trainer. Virtual simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. Virtual simulators offer instructors and learners great flexibility when learning remotely or when a physical trainer must be shared by multiple learners.

Basic AC/DC Electrical Training for High School

For instructors wishing to teach basic AC/DC electrical knowledge and hands-on skills at the high school level, Amatrol has divided its basic electrical training into two easily manageable high school courses. The equipment, eLearning curriculum, and virtual simulators remains the same, but the material is divided into two separate courses to make it easier for instructors to teach one course each semester:

  • AC/DC Electrical 1 Learning System (96-ADE1)
  • AC/DC Electrical 2 Learning System (96-ADE2)

Expand Your Electrical Training | Available Additional Systems

Amatrol's AC/DC Electrical Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding additional
systems to teach a variety of electrical skills. Each of these additional systems feature Amatrol's in-depth curriculum.