There are many ways on how an equipment will malfunction. There are a number of reasons like parts that are damaged due to abrasion or impact, wires that are overheating and shorting out or burning open, or mechanical parts and contacts that are wearing out. The equipment many not be functioning well or may not operate at all if these things happen.
In these cases, you would normally look for ways on how to get the equipment fixed and operate again. If the assembly line has the equipment that is not functioning properly, then the whole line would be down and would cause a sudden “time-off” resulting to lost revenue. A person that is hired to fix some damages on an equipment is paid for the time that he or she will be spending in doing the repairs, so the client that hired that person will always be observing every move of the repair person. A lot of pressure will be added to the person that is repairing the equipment that is not working well in these cases or more.
So what really is the process of troubleshooting? Troubleshooting is one way of knowing the operation or behavior of a circuit that is malfunctioning in order to be aware on what is faulty in it. This process also involves knowing the components that are not functioning properly and how to repair the circuit. Depending on the equipment that will be needing some troubleshooting, it can be a really hard thing to do. There are cases where in the components that are faulty can be easily spotted and the issues can be diagnosed easily. But there are also some cases wherein the issues and the faulty components can be really hard to identify. There are some issues that can be spotted easily like a faulty relay that shows signs of burning, while cases where an isolated problem that is caused by a connection with high resistance can be really hard to identify.
How will you know if the person is an expert troubleshooter? An expert troubleshooter can easily find the problem in an equipment with the given amount of time. These experts can easily identify both complicated or simple problems in a component. One more good quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they will only be replacing the components that are faulty. These experts appear to have the ability to know what is really faulty in a component. They will not need some trial and error. So what is the secret of these expert troubleshooters?
You might be thinking that if a person is aware on the function of a certain equipment, he or she will be able to perform the right troubleshooting if it is needed. You will need a lot more than this if you want to be a great at troubleshooting.
An expert troubleshooter understands all the operations of an electrical component that uses circuits that they are familiar or not familiar with. They always use techniques or methods that will let them analyze a circuit systematically or logically in order to know what is the problem with it. They are also aware of the tools that they will need to use in order to identify what is faulty in an equipment. Finally, these expert troubleshooters have had the chance to really refine and develop their skills in troubleshooting a faulty component.