Thursday, February 21, 2019

Electrical Troubleshooting Game

Free Online Electrical Troubleshooting Game

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 game app, is like no other. It is compatible with Smartphone's, tablets, PC, Mac, anything with a web browser, even TVs! Designed for Chrome and IE browsers. Unlike others, this training app includes the official 6 step LockOut-TagOut safety procedure training, also includes environmental and intermittent simulated electrical faults and allows you to use all 5 senses to troubleshoot!

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.

In the skill test mode the user monitors True Downtime Cost® (TDC) as well as points earned. Have fun, please share with your friends. The more who use this free tool, the more we will be encouraged to expand on it.

Game App Score:

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%).

Troubleshooting Skills Test

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 locking out first, user dies and all points are lost.

Electrical Troubleshooting Downtime Cost:

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.

True Downtime Cost

Troubleshooting Note Pad:

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 LockOut-TagOut 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 the detailed game app help page.
Electrical Simulator Notes

Game Progress Report:

The game progress report while in the explorer mode or skill test 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 unchecked the skill test the user wants to take again. After the user makes sure the test they want to take again, is unchecked, user taps the next step button to solve electrical fault present.

Electrical Troubleshooting Faults:

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 game version, could have 20-30 possible faults.