This project is not yet complete
but contains about 90% of the
These notes are a result of
many requests for details on how to become an electrician.
Becoming and ELECTRICIAN, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, LINESMAN or anything in
the electrical trade will provide you with a lifetime of employment. you with a lifetime of employment.
Worldwide electrical requirement is expanding at 5% per year.
How to become one?
You just need to know the basics of electricity and gain the skills in
making a good job of any project.
But most important is to avoid mistakes.
These notes are just a starting-point.
You need the practical skills to prove your capabilities. That's why you
will get ON THE JOB.
These notes will help you understand your LECTURE NOTES when you
undertake a course of study and after reading them you will be able to
apply for an apprenticeship with a basic understanding of what is
involved in the job. It's the STARTING POINT.
Here is a list of
Chapter 1: How
The Fuse Box
Mains Tracer Project
- detects the 50Hz
Cable Tracer Project -
uses an FM radio
Chapter 8: Wiring an Alarm
Flat blade screwdriver xxx mm wide
Small flat blade screwdriver xx mm wide
Philips screwdriver xx mm shaft
Pliers with side-cutting facility
Strong magnet - use a "rare-earth" magnet
Level for making sure power points are level
Low-cost ANALOGUE MULTIMETER $10.00 on eBay
Soldering Iron and solder to make earth connections (if you don't
want to use 30-Amp connectors)
Notepad and pencil to record the wiring diagram
Marker Pen to write "A" on the ends of the cables
you will need:
25VA to 250VA Isolating Transformer