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Electronic and Electrical Servicing, 2nd ed

2nd Edition

By John Dunton


336 pages

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Paperback: 9780750669887
pub: 2007-10-30
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Electronic and Electrical Servicing provides a thorough grounding in the electronics and electrical principles required by service engineers servicing home entertainment equipment such as TVs, CD and DVD machines, as well as commercial equipment including PCs.

In the printed book, this new edition covers all the core units of the Level 2 Progression Award in Electrical and Electronics Servicing (Consumer/Commercial Electronics) from City & Guilds (C&G 6958), plus two of the option units. For those students who wish to progress to Level 3, a further set of chapters covering all the core units at this level is available as a free download from the book’s companion website or as a print-on-demand book. The book and website material also offer a fully up-to-date course text for the City & Guilds 1687 NVQs at Levels 2 and 3.

The book contains numerous worked examples to help students grasp the principles. Each chapter ends with review questions, for which answers are provided at the end of the book, so that students can check their learning.

Level 2 units covered in the book:
Unit 1 – d.c. technology, components and circuits
Unit 2 – a.c. technology and electronic components
Unit 3 – Electronic devices and testing
Unit 4 – Electronic systems
Unit 5 – Digital electronics
Unit 6 – Radio and television systems technology
Unit 8 – PC technology

Ian Sinclair has been an author of market-leading books for electronic servicing courses for over 20 years, helping many thousands of students through their college course and NVQs into successful careers. Now with a new co-author, John Dunton, the new edition has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the most recent technical advances and developments within the service engineering industry, in particular with regard to television and PC servicing and technology.

Level 3 units covered in free downloads at http://books.elsevier.com/companions/9780750669887:
Unit 1 - Electronic principles
Unit 2 - Test and measurement
Unit 3 - Analogue electronics
Unit 4 - Digital electronics


Mike James: 'It seems very well matched to the level 2 progression award. The style of writing is very lucid and the layout is easy on the eye. It is a very broad syllabus which manages to have every element mentioned in the book. There is a lot of material on health and safety which correctly reflects the amount of work required in the units.'

…this text gives a thorough grounding in the electronics and electrical principles required by service engineers. -Poptronics, July 2002

Table of Contents

Unit 1 - D.c. technology, components and circuits:
1 Direct current technology
2 Conductors, insulators, semiconductors and wiring
3 Resistors and resistive circuits
Unit 2 - A.c. technology and electronic components:
4 Magnetism
5 Capacitance and capacitors
6 Waveforms
Unit 3 - Electronic devices and testing:
7 Semiconductor diodes
8 Transistors
Unit 4 - Electronic systems:
9 Other waveforms
10 Transducers and sensors
11 Transducers (2)
12 Electronic modules
Unit 5 - Digital electronics:
13 Logic systems
14 Digital oscillators, timers and dividers
15 Digital inputs and outputs
Unit 6 - Radio and television systems technology:
16 Home entertainment systems
17 Frequency modulation
18 Television systems
19 Television receivers
Unit 8 - PC technology:
20 The personal computer
21 Installing a PC
22 Keyboard, mouse and monitors
23 Drives
24 Printers
25 Health and safety
Answers to multiple-choice questions

Unit 1 - Electronic principles:
26 Sine wave driven circuits
27 Transformers and power transfer
28 Semiconductors, active devices and transducers
Unit 2 - Test and measurement:
29 Meters and data
30 The analogue oscilloscope
31 Test and measurement
32 Rework, repair, reliability, safety and European Union directives
Unit 3 - Analogue electronics:
33 Direct current power supplies
34 Analogue amplifiers
35 Oscillators and waveform generators
Unit 4 - Digital electronics:
36 Logic families and terminology
37 Sequential logic
38 Digital communications
39 Test equipment and fault-finding
Answers to multiple-choice questions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General

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