DC Pracbox: our DC circuits training and assessment equipment

Introducing the DC Pracbox – your all-in-one solution for teaching and assessing DC circuits in Electrotechnology and Automotive Electrical subjects. It includes all necessary components, ensuring compliance, saving setup time, and engaging learners. With a strong focus on hands-on training, the Pracbox has boosted practical training by up to 400% in some subjects.

Key Features

Safety features

We have ensured the safety of the learners and all DC Pracbox users by limiting the power supply to Extra-Low Voltage (ELV), providing multiple overcurrent and short circuit protections, and backing this up with training videos.

Compliance

We’ve packed all necessary components into the DC Pracbox to meet performance and competency requirements, ensuring any practical work leads to compliance.

Ease of use

With the DC Pracbox, all you need is an IEC cable for power and Banana leads for circuit connections, saving you significant setup time. Having all required components simplifies compliance and reduces preparation time.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

  • UEECD0044
  • UEECD0046
  • UEENEEE103A
  • UEENEEE104A
  • AURETR003 (R103)
  • AURETK003
  • AURETR048
  • AURETR032 (R132)
  • AURETR012 (R112)

Benefits

Maintain Compliance

Maintaining compliance is crucial for all training organisations’ registration and audits. With DC Pracbox, it’s easy to maintain compliance because the components inside it can satisfy the majority of practical assessment requirements of the relevant units of competency.

Highly Engaging

Nothing disengages learners more quickly than information or activities unrelated to their education and career. DC Pracbox has all the required components based on the training package, which makes their training relevant and engaging. In some subjects, we have seen an increase in practical training by up to 400% with the use of the DC Pracboxes.

Flexible and Portable

Trainers are time-poor, and the training facilities are limited. Weighing only 8 kg, the DC Pracboxes are ultra-portable. They are ready for flexible training since they have everything required inside, plus the cables. Furthermore, DC pracboxes are stand-alone devices that don’t need any external devices like computers. This enables trainers to set up practical training anywhere the power is available, whether in a classroom, workshop or even a meeting room.

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Technical specifications

Parameter Value Purpose & Benefit
Subjects can you use the DC Pracbox in

UEENEEE103A
UEENEEE104A
UEECD0044
UEECD0046
AURETR003 (R103)
AURETK003
AURETR048
AURETR032 (R132)
AURETR012 (R112)

The equipment is designed for the Units of
competency to make it easier for
you to maintain compliance
Power Supply Output

0 to 25V
5A max

A wide range of output voltage and high current
output will allow for various practical
exercises and assessments
Power Resistors

2 Ohms 50 Watts
5 Ohms 50 Watts
10 Ohms 50 Watts
2 x 20 Ohms 50 Watts
39 Ohms 25 Watts

Use these with high currents without worrying about
damaging them. Caution - they will get HOT!
Colour Coded Resistors

150 Ohms
470 Ohms
1k Ohms
4.7k Ohms
33k Ohms
180k Ohms
1M Ohms

A wide variety of 4 and 5 band colour coded
resistors to train and assess your learners
Variable Resistors

NTC Thermistor
PTC Thermistor
Light Dependent Resistor
Varistor
Potentiometer

Different types of variable
resistorsto expose your learner to
Capacitors

2 x 1000uF Non Polarised Electrolytic
100uF Non Polarised Electrolytic

Assess and train your learners in charging
and discharging capacitors without
worrying about damage due to incorrect polarity
Lamps and LED

4 x 12V 3W lamps
12V LED

Train your learners on the difference between
incandescent and LED lights and their
behaviour in series and parallel circuits
IR and Continuity Testing components

Centre-tapped input and 2 output transformer
4 x Nichrome wires

Let your learners do IR and continuity testing
on the transformer and understand resistivity
with various sized nichrome wires
Power Control
Colour LCD screen with Supply Voltage,
Current and Power
Make it easier for your learners to understand
the important properties of a power supply
Circuit Measurement Instrument
Multimeter powered
internally and panel fuses
No need to look for a multimeter, or replace
its battery or open the whole thing to
replace the fuses. It's all made easy for you.
Product Size and Weight

Approx. 500mm x 380mm x 170mm
Less than 6kg

Ultra-portable. Take it in any classroom or
workshop to train or assess you learners

Training Videos and resources

We currently have more than 13 training videos to get you started, and we also provide virtual training to ensure you get the most out of the DC Pracbox.

What Our Customers Say

Our clients

Frequently asked questions

Absolutely. The DC Pracbox is power by the 240V mains supply but the learners only have access to up to 28V DC, which is Extra Low Voltage (ELV) and is considered relatively safe.
Worst case? Fuse will blow. There are three levels of safety in the DC Pracboxes – the internal power supply is an industrial power supply that has built-in short circuit and overcurrent protection, the power supply controller has another level of short circuit and overcurrent protection and the current from the controller comes through a fuse. So, let them try.
No. The nichrome wires are heating wires, so if you supplied power to them, they will heat up and start burning the internals of the equipment
Why not? All you need is a power outlet, power cord and testing leads and you can do practical assessments anywhere.

Easy. Uncap the fuse holder near the multimeter, remove the blown fuse and replace it with the same value fuse. Done!