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Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - March 21, 2017

How to decide on what electrical testing is needed to quickly zero in on the cause.

You’ve been brought in as a consultant to help a plant get a handle on its many downtime issues. The plant long ago had staff cuts and there’s not much technical depth in the maintenance department. This point is driven home when you discover their most sophisticated piece of test equipment is a digital multimeter (DMM). So your first job is to characterize the types of failures and then decide on what electrical testing is needed to quickly zero in on the cause.

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