Introduction to DC Power Plant Design

Course Number: E-2039
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Joseph B. Kumor, P.E.
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Overview

In Introduction to DC Power Plant Design, you'll learn ...

  • How each of the components of a DC power plant functions
  • Advantages of using DC current for powering electronic equipment
  • How to size the plant’s rectifiers
  • How to size circuit breakers for equipment powered with an OR’d configuration
  • How to size batteries for specific reserve requirements
  • The equation to size cables for a DC power plant

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 28 pages

This course describes the benefits of using direct current to power electronic equipment. The examples presented are from the telecommunications industry; however the methodologies are transferrable to DC power plants that are or can be used in other industries, such as data centers. Many figures and diagrams are included to facilitate the learning process. Examples are provided to clarify the information presented.

The benefits associated with a DC plant will only be realized if it is designed properly. Therefore this course explains how to correctly size circuit breakers, rectifiers, batteries, and electrical conductors.

Although electrical engineers are usually associated with designing electrical power distribution plants, only a basic understanding of DC electricity is required to take this course. Students will also get an understanding of how difficult it is to turn off the power in a system designed with multiple redundancies.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The purpose of the various components of a DC power plant
  • The benefits of using a DC power plant for telecom and data center equipment
  • Why the telecom industry uses a negative 48 VDC
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using equipment with OR’d power inputs
  • The types of battery cells available for industrial applications
  • The relationship between batteries and cables for supplying power
  • The purpose of the resistor shunt

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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