Class Schedule 2020

Hybrid 101 a 9 part series. Live at 8pm EST. $700 for all 9 or $100 each.

It has been a few years since we did our last ACDC Hybrid 101. Time for an update. Our most popular Internet live class ever. Dates are February 3 to 6 and 9 to 13. Nine evenings. Each segment is about one hour with Q & A every 20 minutes and at the end. Each class is recorded so if you miss one you can watch it later on.
When: Sun February 2 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet. 8pm EST, 7pm Central, 6pm MT, and 5pm West Coast

Class #1 “Safety and Tools, Basic hybrid overview. Part 1 of 9 classes . $100 each or $700 for all 9 classes.

“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 and EVs.
When: Mon February 3 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Interent ... 8pm EST

Class #2 “Service and Maintenance Issues” Part of Hybrid 101 Webinar $100

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.
When: Tue February 4 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet

HEV 101 # 3 ICE Hybrid and Plug-in Internal Combustion Engines. Are they the same as non HEV? Live Webinar $100.

ACDC has been creating hybrid classes based on real world repairs done at ACDC, or Independent shops that use us for tech support and training. This one hour jammed packed class will focus on ICE related issues. The gas engine is often forgotten about.
8pm East Coast Time (5pm on the West Coast)
When: Wed February 5 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: on-line Live.

Class #4 “Transmission Designs” Part of Hybrid 101 Webinar $100

Learn about all the various types of transmissions, some with HV motors inside. Service and repair is not the same as conventional cars. No torque converters, some A/T have no valve body.
When: Thu February 6 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet

Class #5 “Motor / Inverter”. Webinar $100

Making 300 volts and 300 amps (or more) of 3 phase AC electricity instantly from DC is a neat trick. How is it done? Tune in to find out. How do you test a HV Motor? What is a resolver? Lots to learn. Part 5 of a 9 part series.
When: Sun February 9 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet

Class #6 “Regenerative Braking and Generator Mode $100

If you want to take this class separately you must also take "Motor and Inverter control" Class #5. This class will get you straight on how regenerative brakes operate on HEVs.
When: Mon February 10 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet

Class #7 HV battery Conections to HV system on Start up, Electric Power Steering and DC-DC converters .. Webinar $100

What happens at just before the "READY" light comes on? Learn more about this and two more components that are required if you want to shut off the ICE. How to diagnose a bad DC-DC converter. There is more going on than than you think.
When: Tue February 11 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: on-line Webinar

Class #8 Hybrid A/C Heating Webinar $100

R134a and 1234yf are not the same when it comes to and safety issues. The latest A/C issues concerning HEV will be discussed. You will know a lot more when you log off.
When: Wed February 12 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet Class

HEV 101 #9 “Battery Systems.. NiMH and Li-ion” Last Part of hybrid 101 Webinar $100

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. RMD. Any good? Wrap up Session.
When: Thu February 13 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Internet

Electric Drive Training.. 5 days..Hands-on. Wilmington , NC .. SOLD OUT

This class is a 5 day class for teachers and techs. $4,000. We will have many hybrids / EV at class plus HEV and EV parts, scan tools and some great equipment. Limited to 10 people. A lot is included such as Webinar HEV 101, EV 101, OEM 101, ACDCs two books, hotel, meals. This can get your Master Level Hybrid Certificate (conditions apply). Call ACDC to sign up at 508 826 4546.
When: Thu February 20 8:30 AM - Mon February 24 5:30 PM

Electric Drive Training.. 5 days..Hands-on ... Mon.. Friday Private Class SOLD OUT

This class is a 5 day class for teachers and techs. This class is held in ACDC's home town at our training center. Our complete fleet of hybrid and EV cars, all our equipment and our facilities will be open to you. Everyone will have their own Hybrid or EV for the week to drive. Limited to 10 people. $4,000 will include 5 nights lodging / all meals/ use car Hybrid-EV, 4 gig jump drive, both ACDC's color books, recorded Webinar HEV 101, EV 101, OEM 101. This can get you our Master Level Hybrid Certificate (conditions apply)

When: Mon March 9 8:30 AM - Fri March 13 6:00 PM

Up Your Voltage #58 March 31 - April 6 ... 7 days of Hybrid and EV training. 3 Seats left.

Up Your Voltage is our most popular class. 10 seats only. Price $5,500 7 days of advanced EV / hybrid hands-on training. Fly into Worcester, Mass the day before and meet and greet. Class is hands-on every day. Theory is done online before class starts. We have 13 different hybrids/ EVs. You will scope, scan, drive and learn real world fixes, diagnostics and a lot more. Our training facility is set up just for this. VOLT, LEAF, BOLT plus Toyotas, Fords and Honda hybrids. Reviewers can attend for 1/2 $.
When: Tue March 31 8:30 AM - Mon April 6 5:30 PM

NYC International Auto Show ... New York City

Craig and Deb will be making our annual trip to the Big Apple. In the area? Lets have dinner. We both write for Auto, Inc and so we cover this show to keep up with the latest HEV / EV news.
When: Wed April 8 8:15 AM - Thu April 9 11:15 PM
Where: New York City, NY

SAE Congress

SAE holds a great conference every year. This is a must do for ACDC. We will be attending as Media once again. Cobo hall. Let me know if you will be there.
When: Tue April 21 7:45 AM - Thu April 23 7:45 PM
Where: Detroit, MI

Live Webnar .. 2020 Update HVAC Class ... 1.5 to 2 hours .. 10AM and repeated live at 8pm EST $150.00

This class is our annual A/C and heating update on the latest A/C issues concerning HEV and EVs. Heat Pump and Inverters explained. What is new with R1234yf and HV compressor oil. You will know a lot more when you log off. Live on the Internet. Interactive with PDF workbook. Broadcast live twice.
8:00amm EST and 8:00 pm 10:00.
When: Tue April 28 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Internet

ACDC Hybrid / EV 16 Hour Class in Bay Area of California $500.

This class is unlike any other you have ever had. Part of that is Craig and his unique teaching style .. a cross between preacher, story teller and hybrid / EV guru. We will hold this class at a place to be determined where we will have access to hybrids and parts. You will leave knowing a lot more then when you walk in. Sat. 8 to 5 Sun 1 to 6. Monday night 6 to 9pm. Meals included. 4 Gig jump drive with info loaded and notebooks.
When: Thu July 16 8:00 AM - Mon July 20 5:00 PM

NACAT Conference 2020 ... ACDC is a Bronze Sponsor

Once again ACDC is helping the schools in North America with free training and a great time, good food and people that know why we do what we do. Deb and Craig will be on their way Australia via Hawaii, but ACDC will be there in force. Updated hybrid / EV class. Find us at NACAT 2020
When: Mon July 20 7:00 AM - Thu July 23 6:00 PM
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio area

Hybrid and EV training in Hawaii

ACDC is heading to Hawaii. Class TBA so save the dates. More info to follow. Learn more about Electric Vehicles.

When: Wed July 22 8:00 AM - Sat July 25 4:00 PM
Where: Hawaii ..what Island to follow. Save the dates.

Hybrid / EV training in Australia at VASA Event

Wire & Gas 2020 will place a heavy focus on the changes and opportunities facing the automotive repair industry as electrification gathers momentum. Wire & Gas 2020 will take place from July 31 to August 2, 2020 at Marriott Surfers Paradise and SuperCool Group headquarters in Ormeau, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
When: Fri July 31 8:00 AM - Sun August 2 4:00 PM
Where: Surfers Paradise, Australia

Up Your Voltage! in Australia ... 6 day event Save the Dates .. More info soon

6 days of advanced EV / hybrid hands-on training. Class is 6 days long. Craig van Batenburg and John Vander Reyden (Two Dutchmen) will assist the class. Class room, disassembling hybrids, scoping, scanning, real world fixes, diagnosis and a lot more.
When: Mon August 10 8:00 AM - Sat August 15 6:00 PM
Where: Melborne, Austrailia

AAPEX / SEMA / ACDC annual Party in Las Vegas on Wednesday

Deb and Craig Van Batenburg will be at the BG booth to help explain the "why" in terms of products and equipment needed for HEV/ PHEV/ EV and more. Ask us for an invite to our Wednesday Night Party. Call Deb at 508 826 4546 if you are in Vegas.
When: Tue November 3 8:30 AM - Thu November 5 8:30 PM
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada