LI020: Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
You've been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up. Do you know where to begin when troubleshooting an electric irrigation system? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to analyze, troubleshoot, locate the problem(s), repair the problem and get things working.

Participants will learn:
• Basic electricity theory, volts, watts, ohms, electrons, conductors, insulators, etc.
• How to use your volt/ohm multimeter so that by investigating the system at the controller you will learn what the meter readings are telling you and…
• To troubleshoot electrical problems from the controller without going outside.
• Test power sources, transformers, controller terminal strip output, power wires, field wires, solenoids, sensor wires, wire connections, and batteries.
• What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
• Locate buried wires to find hidden valves. Find ground faults.
• How to correctly ground an irrigation controller, sports field and golf course pedestal irrigation controllers with ground rods and cadwelds.

This seminar will help save hours, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources, volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.

Note:Participants should bring along a basic inexpensive multimeter for testing wiring.

Note:This seminar includes some hands-on learning. Participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Paul Barker, Automatic Rain
Date: Friday March 25, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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