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21 hours of Hybrid 101, EV101 and OEM training

$1,100 for all 3 series. Save over $50 of the individual price. Come with 21 PDFs to print and use as study guides. This is 8 hours of  Hybrid 101, 5 hours of Electric and Plug in training and over 8 hours of OEM. This is an amazing amount of technical information all done recently live by Craig Van Batenburg. It was recorded live and then put online.

The ACDC Fleet has grown to include HEV -PHEV - EV

The ACDC Fleet has grown to include HEV -PHEV – EV.

We have the largest road ready fleet of any school we know of and have added a Toyota Highlander,  2010 Prius and a Camry hybrid is the last 12 months.

Our students continue to recommend ACDC to others.  We are reality based and Craig has many techs backing him up so ACDC can  help you.

Last edit 12/22/15

Up Your Voltage! Graduate Advanced Training for Technicians

Join us in Worcester for UYV Graduate Advanced Hybrid / EV Training

Cost: $2,600.00 with private room. (Spouse Packages available at $250.00).

Most everything included except airfare and rental car. Limited to 10 UYV Graduates. All of you will be teaching along with Craig. This is a time to learn and relax. Get here early and borrow an ACDC hybrid for FREE and explore New England. This class has shorter hours than UYV.

Stay at the Laquinta Inn in Auburn, MA. Have your own hybrid for the week, study and relax. 

Location: Worcester, MA (fly into Providence, RI or Boston MA)

40 hours of training

Limited to 10 Up Your Voltage Graduates.

After teaching Up Your Voltage for over 8 years I kept hearing the same request “I want more”. OK! It is here. Up Your Voltage! Graduates are the best. Now lets get together and advance our skills.

The short version:  Six Hybrid cars and two EVs built by Ford, GM, Nissan, Honda and Toyota are yours for 5 days. Get yourself to Massachusetts and spend 5 days studying, driving, testing, scanning, scoping these hybrid /EVs apart. Cars that will be at class: Gen I and II Prius, Highlander HEV AWD, Ford Escape HEV, Honda Insight (original) and Gen I Civic, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.

A more detailed Agenda

Included:

All classes, drinks, meals, snacks, cigars, 5 nights at a hotel, all power point training materials on Jump Drive (bring your laptop) and the ACDC College Text Book in Full Color (written by Craig), use of shop equipment, use of hybrid cars, an ACDC Super Master Hybrid Qualification (if you pass the written test and other requirements), and ACDC hospitality.

Optional: You can purchase ahead of time a Magid Glove Safety Kit that includes High Voltage Gloves, Leather protectors, a magnetic storage bag, eye protection and a Duffel Bag. Also ACDC shirts, jackets, patches, banners, logo stickers. meters and more.

If you pre-qualify you will receive an “ACDC Super Master Hybrid Technician” certificate upon completion and testing.

Drive, Fly, Bus, Motorcycle your way to Worcester, Massachusetts (in Central Massachusetts) and settle down at the Laquinta Inn (everyone is staying there) and relax. Get a good nights sleep and get ready for training that is first rate, fun, and exciting. We will go where few have gone before!

What happens at Up Your Voltage, The Graduate Class? As soon as you enroll codes for all our on-line recorded webinars are send so you can start studying right away.

A week before class a live one hour webinar to get to know each other and plan what the class wants to do.  

We will have a Graduation Party at Craig and Deb’s home.

40 Boyd Street Worcester, Massachusetts USA

40 Boyd Street Worcester, Massachusetts USA

Optional FUN after class:

Relax and enjoy ACDC country on your own. Borrow an ACDC Hybrid after the class and see the country side. New England is a beautiful place (your only addition cost is more nights at another lodge and some food)

Borrowing a car is on a “first come, first serve” basis so call ahead.

Introduction to HEV, PHEV, EVs … for Technicians and Students New to High-Voltage Systems

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This L3 Prep book was written by Craig Van Batenburg over a six month period and updated after the L3 test came out. It has had great reviews. If you own our ACDC “Understanding Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Service and Technology and Service” (written for seasoned techs), this new book was written for the student or new tech in mind. It is priced less (90 pages vs. 360) and every word is new, except our “Service Mode” section. Every illustration was done in-house and every picture was taken by ACDC. This is the book that should be read and understood before you read anything else. This book was new in September of 2014 and is updated periodically, as is all our materials. The book is simple, easy to understand and has been peer reviewed. Some innovative “Block Diagrams” were created that outline the 12 completely different layouts used today in the EMVs (ACDCs term for HEV, PHEV, EV, EV-RE) seen in repair shops across the world. New test questions were created that move across all OEM systems. Sold only in “Full Color”, it also has a suppliment for the plug-in part of the test (new January of 2017).  ACDC is proud of the work we do but are always open to your suggestions.

You can buy the book by itself, a recorded  L3 Prep Webinar or Both. 

What the ROBERT KENNEY wrote:

Craig,
I just took my L3 test Sunday AM. It too took me about two hours. Thanks for all the training to prep for the test.

I too think for the most part it was an extremely well written test. There are a few questions that were questionable in nature as to what the correct answer should be. I put on my ase hat and answered those the way I felt ase wanted them answered. I would say 98% of the questions were very well written. I have never taken a pilot test before and it was quite interesting.

I do not believe someone could pass this test without having extensive knowledge of the design,diagnosis and proper operation of a hybrid vehicle. I think you could train yourself with several classes and still not be prepared for the test without having hands on knowledge.

I guess my only complaint would be not at least getting some score. I understand some of the questions were trial in nature but I would at least like to have known an average of my correct answers. It is going to be a really long wait until summer!

Again thanks for all the training and preparation you offer for this test and to properly repair hybrids and evs.

Thanks,
Robert Kenney
Gils Garage inc.

One more Review

Craig,
Wow, the book is amazing, the recorded video is awesome.
Thanks so much for putting this together.

In the video, you mention sending lots of different info my email. Could you send me that info.
Specifically the Toyota inverter movie.

Also, I would like to purchase another movie, still have to decide which (the $900 complete pack is tempting, but out of the budget to start into hybrids at this point), the OTC meter with insulation tester, and make a donation to the faat cats.
My test is next Saturday, so Ideally I could get the video key early in the week to watch it.

Thanks,
Jon

Also, I have a question about inverter controls with the IGBT and diodes.

 

updated 02/16/17

Hybrid 101 Live

…an all new series for anyone who needs to understand hybrid cars

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ACDC’s Insight on Cover in 2000

Next Live Class Series is scheduled for early 2017.

Live at 8pm EDST.  5 pm West Coast USA

Cost: $650 for 8 hours of training, individual classes are $95 each. Save $90,

Live interactive online training, developed for shop owners and technicians who are interested in working on hybrids but are not able to lose an employee for a day or more or take time off work. The class is organized so that an individual who started off with some automotive knowledge but no Hybrid experience could start from class one and, by the 8th class, be comfortable and confident working with all makes and models of hybrids. Sessions are scheduled so that students over the globe can attend on line.

  • Now you can get all the benefits of Craig Van Batenburg’s popular Hybrid training from the comfort of your own shop.
  • No travel or extensive time off required!  1 hour classes,  be done in one month, then get back to work!
  • Miss a class? watch the recording online later (for 4 months) and Craig is available to ask questions anytime!
  • Sign in from any computer with a fast Internet connection.
  • Be ready for Hybrids with the knowledge of safe practices that will make you money!

At the end of the class, receive signed certificates of completion to help promote your new skills.
Each day, plan to sign in 10 minutes early and Craig will stay on the line after the class as long as he can for any additional questions you may have.

Class #1 “Safety and Tools. What Makes a Hybrid different from a conventional car?  An Overview”  The first day of class you will learn about safety, tools and get a good high level look at hybrids.

2. Class #2 “Service and Maintenance Issues”  The second class will make it clear what general service issues are out there so you are not unprepared for the normal run-of-the-mill service, oil changes, etc. You will be given some homework to read over off our web site.

3. Class #3  “Transmission Designs” . Learn about all the various types of transmissions, some with HV motors inside.

4. Class #4  “Regenerative Braking”. Step on the brakes of a Prius and the HV battery charges up. OK, how?

5. Class #5  “Motor / Generator Controls, the Inverter”.  Making 300 volts and  300 amps of 3 phase AC electricity instantly from DC is a neat trick. How is it done.

6. Class #6  “Electric Power Steering, DC-DC Converter operations”. No alternator or hydraulic fluid for a P S system. Here is how it works.

7. Class #7  “High Voltage Air Conditioning systems, Heating, Other cooling systems”  Lots to learn here about special oils, A/C machines, bleeding cooling systems and more.

8. Class #8  “Battery Systems.. NiMH and Li-ion”  This is a moving target.  ACDC stays up-to-date with the ever changing world of NiMH and Lithium batteries. Learn about charging and balancing issues.

  • To register or for more information please contact us.
  • Plenty of opportunity to ask questions both in and out of class
  • Participants will have the privilege of reviewing the recorded class on our website once uploaded for 4 months.
  • At the beginning of each class, each participant will a PDF of the class (you can print it as your notebook)
  • At the conclusion of the classes, each participant will receive certificates of completion in your Email box to print.

Find out more about how this class and more can get you involved with our Hybrid Shop Program if you live and work outside of North America.

  • You can buy the codes, get a printable workbook for the last class (Nov 2013) for $450.00 or $55 each. Click here for more information or to purchase 

 

Location: Online

 

Last edit 01/03/2017

 

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