This Readme file pertains to Refrigeration Basics III
PC System Requirements
CD-ROM Drive or digital download
Tested in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera
Tested in all versions of Microsoft Windows
Tested in Macintosh with Safari and Firefox
Tablet System Requirements
minimum tablet size tested 7" with 1024 x 600 screen resolution
not usable on smart phones due to large graphics and troubleshooting boards
To take full advantage of this e-book you must have scripting turned on in your browser. Without it you will not be able to use the temperature converter, the Causes-Effects trainer, the electrical troubleshooting sections nor submit exam answers for automatic marking. There are many sections with large and sometimes full screen graphics which also have rows of buttons for user controlled sequential images. The screen shot below demonstrates how a user controlled "slide show", as well as a related scrollable text area have been designed to fit on screen simultaneously. This makes it easier to concentrate on the concepts at hand rather than scroll about looking for separate diagrams and text. The text suggests appropriate moments to click on specific buttons that correlate to the concepts being discussed. Learning is fun with interactive graphics. They make it easy to comprehend new concepts clearly, build a solid foundation and advance quickly.
These two buttons are at the top right of each troubleshooting board:
The 4G button provides access to troubleshooting boards using 4th Generation refrigerants. The 3G button provides access to troubleshooting boards using 3rd Generation refrigerants. Forth Generation Refrigerants have zero ODP (Ozone Depleating Potential) and low, very low or no GWP (Global Warming Potential).
Pop Up Graphics
Refrigeration Basics III makes extensive use of graphics and animated graphics. There are also camera icons which when clicked in the CD version will open a pop up window of a photograph. Pop up blockers can interfere with this intended function.
Click the camera to see an example.
How to use this e-book
Purchase of Refrigeration Basics authorizes use on a single work station. If you wish to use Refrigeration Basics for groups of people, a site licence is required. Commercial use via a LAN, TV, large screen monitor or a computer projector requires a site licence. Site licences are available on our order form.
Imperial & SI Units
When you see an Imperial unit in blue font you may click on the unit and it will be replaced with its metric counterpart. Try this example: 70 °F Click or touch again to restore the Imperial unit. The troubleshooting boards can be configured for SI Units at the click of a button. If buttons with [IMP] and [SI] are located in the top corners of a page, clicking them will toggle all of the units on a page to the alternate measurement system. Those pages still allow units to be toggled individually.