DC pracbox is a DC circuits practical training platform that can be used to train electrical apprentices and pre-apprentices in core subjects for all major Electrotechnology courses. The DC pracbox was designed by an electrotechnology trainer with more than 10 years of experience. The design was in response to the frustration experienced due to the lack of well-maintained training equipment, missing components and disengagement in learners and trainers. No more scrounging for components or feeling embarrassed due to unmaintained and old training equipment. All components in one box – DC pracbox
When and Where Can The DC Pracbox Be Used?
The DC pracbox was designed to be used when training for UEENEEE103A and UEENEEE104A, both involve solving problems in DC circuits and are core subjects in major Electrotechnology courses like UEE30811, UEE22011 and 22261VIC. It can also be used in secondary schools when teaching electricity in physics.
The DC pracbox is designed to be used by learners in training centres with a trainer or a supervisor present. All practical training should be carried under direct supervision in order to maximise the learning experience.
Who can benefit from DC pracbox?
Training Organisation Manager
Well designed training equipment will increase the learner and trainer engagement
Current and relevant equipment to train your learners
Get trained with real and practical equipment that inspires you to learn more through hands-on implementation of theory
Apply the theory to practical
Features and Benefits
All components in one place
No more searching around for components or power supplies
Light weight Power supply
Built-in power supply that provides approximately 1.25-25V 5A max. No more carrying around heavy power supplies
The DC PracBox is a 300mm x 300mm x 130mm ABS box with transparent latching lid. Its lightweight (~3.6kg) and comes with a handle for easy carrying.
Train your learners with higher currents and show them how components can get warm/hot without any damage to the components
Learn to use IR tester on transformer windings and measure the resistance of windings to test the continuity
Fixed colour coded resistors
Learn resistor colour codes and ohmmeters. Use these resistors as current limiting resistors for LED lamp and capacitors
Learn about positive temperature coefficient and negative temperature coefficient thermistors and see the resistance change as the temperature changes. Trainers will be able to explain the practical applications of thermistors easily. Transitioning from theory to practice
Connect the light dependent resistor in series with the lamp and see it change the brightness as the brightness on the LDR changes
Connect a POT in series with the lamp to see it change the brightness or use it with a fixed resistor to show how voltage and current changes as the resistance changes
See how the varistor changes its resistance as the voltage across it changes
See the change in voltage and current as the electrolytic capacitors charge and discharge. Use the SPDT switch to create charging and discharging circuits
Calculate the resistance of the heating wires using their dimensions and measure them
How To Get The Best Out Of Your DC pracboxes?
The DC pracbox comes with more than 25 components plus a power supply built in and an IEC power cord. You will need to supply the learners with:
Meters – analog or digital,
4mm banana plug and
A method to provide the practical exercises, which could be in the form a workbook or through a learning platform.
What is a DC Pracbox?
We have a collection of 68 practical exercises that can be performed with the DC pracboxes, each of which come with detailed instructions, expected readings and learning outcomes. These practical exercises start from basic testing, circuit building and transitions all the way up to fault finding and can be delivered through any platform.
This will ensure that the trainers and learners use the equipment to its maximum potential and you get your return on investment.
Peace of Mind Maintenance
We provide regular maintenance service for your DC pracboxes where we come to your facility, test all the parts and components and replace the damaged ones. This will not only ensure a long-term usage of the training equipment but also give the trainers the confidence that they will work as expected before the new class begins. Depending on your usage you may choose to have the maintenance done every term or semester.
Head of Department Electrotechnology and Engineering
“What we have found that the pracbox has really increased the apprentice engagement, they start working through each prac and actually understand what it means and how it applies to theory and how it applies to a broader electrical area”
“The pracbox was easy to use and portable. Taking it around the tables in the classroom was no issue. It was great using them, I was happy to come to school to do prac.”
“The fact that everything is contained within the pracbox felt good. It gave me confidence to know that I could pickup a pracbox and everything I needed was there to plug it in and to show the students what they needed to do and the students had that confidence to do the same”
“It was really easy to use and all was laid out very nicely. It felt like a professional, mainstream thing that all schools use.”