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  1. #1
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    Explain the basics of low voltage

    Low voltage is my major down fall!
    I do residential installs, I can do basically everything on the install side. Run duct, braze, charge, etc.... with the exception of low voltage. 9 out of 10 times we sub out the wiring so I haven't had a chance to really learn it.
    I even asked my boss if I could ride along with a service tech, or whoever is on call (unpaid) to learn more(keep getting the "let me figure out how i want to do this" answer). If someone could either point me in the right direction, or give me a rundown of it that would be great! I apologize for it being such a vague question but anything I can learn I'd appreciate it! Thanks

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    We have this info in the educational forums that are open to our Pro members.

    Click the link below and follow the instructions. You need at least 15 posts, too.
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    Gonna look into it right now, Think this just got me to 15 posts. Thank you

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    just what are you asking here ? what wires go where (as in control wiring) ? or basics of low voltage problems ? did uyou already figure this out from the reply above?

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    When you get Pro status and the Educational Forums are opened, you can start with this article:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....nd-electricity
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    Thanks, I applied for the pro membership the other day, I'll look at that article as soon so get the upgrade

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    well, the install is the easy part, brazing, charge, vacuum, etc... Troubleshooting control circuitry can be a challenge. A call about a unit not running or running right can be easy or not. Some of the tougher calls are on older units that have been modified over the years and may contain other aux. equipment to keep the unit going. Of course you'll never know beforehand if the call is straight forward or not. It takes a lot of time in the field to go out on every call and fix it right the first time. Some techs can ease into this type of service work and get away from installs.. if you want to do this work you really want to get away from doing installs or limit them if possible. The more you can troubleshoot the more valuable you become.

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