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Old 11-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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learning about electrical???

I'm tired of not knowing jack squat about electrical. I need to be more self sufficient and fix electrical stuff myself. I need to get my fingers dirty and solve problems when they arrive. Any suggestions on where I can gain some electrical skills?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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start here
The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)
then read part II
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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And a good place for general as well as fairly advanced information about all types of electricity is All About Circuits
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Lots of tutorials on YouTube.

This series is pretty basic and tolerable to watch. Don't let the word electronics scare you of, it starts with very basic electricity principles..

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Home Depot and Lowe's both sell AC Wiring how to books. Go and look them over and purchase the one you can understand (Pictures) then refer to it when you R doing the job.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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I find I learn well by spending time with people who know more than I do about something. If you can find someone to help you with a couple simple projects or someone you can watch do a few projects, it is another way to pick up a new skill.

Electronics is a little intimidating at first, but after you learn a few basics, it is not that bad and a handy skill to have in your back pocket.
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For me, I find remembering the electrical stuff the problem. I don't do it often enough to retain everything. That is why I keep the following "reference book" to guide me through everything. It is simple and easy to understand.

9780964738621: Managing 12 Volts: How to Upgrade, Operate, and Troubleshoot 12 Volt Electrical Systems - AbeBooks - Barre, Harold: 0964738627
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the great ideas. The video tutorial link is really good. I'll look through those over the next couple days. Hopefully I'll be able to put in a solar system over the winter.
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