Electrical Technology - On Demand

Eric Duncanson
Start Date
90 Minutes

As electricity and all the various components become more prevalent in turf equipment, it is critical for the turf equipment technician to have a good foundation and understanding of electrical systems. Eric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts, provides an overview of electrical technology from basic principles, starting with Ohms law and progressing to more complex systems, and how it applies to turf equipment.

On the agenda:

  • Basic Theory
  • Basic Circuitry
  • Circuit Testing
  • Starting Systems
  • Charging Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • Control Systems

Original presentation date: Dec. 17, 2015

Education points: 0.2

About the instructor

Eric DuncansonEric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts in Southern Pines, North Carolina, was born in Scotland and graduated from The Open University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Duncanson has over 20 years’ experience in the golf course industry as an equipment manager at high end facilities, starting at Loch Lomond Golf Club which hosted four European tour events during his tenure. While at Pine Needles and Mid Pines Golf resorts, Duncanson has helped host the USA Women’s Open in 2001 and again in 2007, as well as the Senior Women’s Open in 2003. Duncanson has been presenting on golf course equipment technology for 15 years, speaking for The Ohio state University International Intern Program, Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, Pennsylvania State University turf club, and The Turf Equipment Technicians Association of the Carolinas both at regional and state conferences. He teaches an annual semester at the local community college to superintendent candidates who are preparing for their associate degree in agronomy.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60

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