Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems

Students will be introduced to the basics of electricity and how it applies to irrigation systems. Multi-meters will be utilized in taking voltage and resistance measurements in class. Typical irrigation system electrical discrepancies will be presented with possible causes and solutions in addition to tracking buried wires and valves and isolating wire faults. Topics covered include:

Basic electrical terminology

Multi-meter usage at the controller and in the field

Wire splices

Wire tracking

Fault isolation

Course Outline


Unit 1 Basic Electrical Terminology
Unit 2 Meters
Unit 3 Zone Not Operating – Causes and Solutions
Unit 4 Wire & Valve Tracking / Wire Splicing
Unit 5 Review and Evaluation