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DC Circuits, Batteries, Generators and Motors

COURSE NO: E05-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
DC Circuits, Batteries, Generators and Motors
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the rules associated with the reactive components of inductance and capacitance and how they affect DC circuits. It also introduces batteries and describes the types of cells used, circuit arrangements, and associated hazards. This course further describes the types of DC generators and their application in terms of voltage production and load characteristics. Finally, it illustrates the types of DC motors and includes discussions of speed control, applications, and load characteristics.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and computer engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the basics of DC systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding inductance and capacitance
  • Learning battery terminology, battery theory, and battery operations
  • Understanding the different types of batteries and their hazards
  • Learning DC equipment terminology and construction
  • Gaining knowledge of DC generator theory and construction
  • Understanding DC motor theory and operation
  • Learning the different types of DC motors
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Modules 3 to 6 of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, "Electrical Science".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
DC Circuits, Batteries, Generators and Motors (6.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Modules 3 to 6 of this DOE publication. 


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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