O.E.T.S: [pronounced 'oats'] - The only free Online Electrical Troubleshooting Simulator in the world.
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This online electrical troubleshooting training simulator game app, is like no other. It is compatible with Smartphone's, tablets, PC, Mac, even 4kTV! Designed for Chrome and IE browsers. Unlike others, this training app includes the official 6 step Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) safety procedure training, also includes environmental and intermittent simulated electrical faults and allows you to use all 5 senses to troubleshoot!
The free online version was designed as a prototype for the new online troubleshooting certificate course. In the mean-time it serves as an introduction to our downloadable troubleshooting certificate course. There are three modes of simulator operation. The user starts out in the 'Explorer' mode and after completing the 6 familiarization steps and a review our certificate course offer, the simulator automatically unlocks the 'Skill Test' mode. After user completes the 5 faults in skill test mode, the 'Bonus' mode is unlocked. In the bonus mode, user can retake any or all of the 5 skill test as much as they like. Other simulator features can be unlocked along the way too, like the mode switch on VOM.
While in the explorer mode, the user can monitor minutes spent exploring. If the user spends at least 10 minutes exploring, the user gets 20 extra points. Explorer mode is feature rich to make learning the simulator easy. In the skill test mode the user monitors True Downtime Cost® (TDC) as well as points. Have fun, please share https://Koldwater.com/Online-Electrical-Troubleshooting/ with your friends. The more who use this free tool, the more we will be encouraged to expand on it.
In explorer mode, each step can score 10-20 points total. Spending 10 minutes or more going through 6 steps and exploring, results in an additional 20 points. The total possible score for all 6 steps combined is 100 (100%). SkillTest score is based on best procedures used, if equipment fixed and time taken. (TDC) Replacement of a part when not needed, results in lower score. Each Skill Test can result in up to 20 points (20% of score) for a total of 100 possible points (100%).
The battery works it way up to green (full charge) in 10 point increments, starting with orange at the bottom. Actual score will also show below the battery. If the user attempts to work on devices without LOTOfirst, all points are lost.
This troubleshooting simulator uses True Downtime Cost® (TDC). You can click on that link to learn more about how TDC is calculated. By default, true downtime cost per hour is set for $10,000, which is the average cost of a manufacturing bottleneck machine being down. User can click on TDC to change true cost per hour to an amount used at their own company.
The troubleshooting note pad is a dual functional one. There are notes to the user, and the user can save/open their own notes. When user has a troubleshooting fault to solve, they can find notes on equipment break down from operator in the note pad too. Additionally, when user starts LOTO processes, the required steps appear on the note pad. When user opens progress report, it appears on note pad. Tapping company logo on note pad opens this help page.
The game progress report while in the explorer mode or skilltest mode, indicates what mode the user is currently in. When user unlocks the Bonus Mode, the skill test area will become editable, so user can check and uncheck the skill test the user wants to take again. After the user makes sure the test they want to take again, is un-checked, user taps the next step button to solve electrical fault present.
Possible faults types that could be present in the full online version can be many. IE: loose wire, bad part, wrong fuse, short, open, intermittent, etc. Environmental elements that could be involved are heat, vibration, water, bad line voltage. Senses required to troubleshoot may be sight, hearing, touch and smell; so simulator uses innovated ways to simulate those senses. With the free online version loose wire, bad part, open faults are simulated. For that version, sight, hearing and touch are used to troubleshoot. A simple circuit like the one used in the free online electrical troubleshooting simulator version, could have 20-30 possible faults.
See details in Electrical Troubleshooting Help page.