Class Schedule 2019

Climate Change, EVs and Your Business Plan ...FREE 45 minute Webinar

ACDC will be hosting FREE topical webinars in 2019. This is a management class that explains why EVs, Plug-ins and R1234yf are here to stay.

If you are a skeptic or one of many shops on board this short class with plenty of Q & A at the end will be worth your time.

You do not need to sign up if you are getting our Emails.
How do I sign up? If you are on our Email list you will get an invite an hour before. Just follow the Prompts.
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When: Mon January 6 2020 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: on-line FREE

ACDC Management Class .. . Selling HEV and EV Service. 2 Part series $200 Jan. 7 and 9, 2020 at 8pm EST

Hybrid Owners make 108K per year. EV owners average over 170K. They love their cars and the planet. How do you work with these folks? How can you get them into your doors? What about the HEV and EVs. EV Chargers for you? This class will help you sell and attract new business. Live with Q and A
When: Tue January 7 2020 8:00 PM - Thu January 9 9:00 PM
Where: Internet. 8pm EST, 7pm Central, 6pm MT, and 5pm West Coast

Hybrid 101 a 9 part series. Live at 10am or 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 January 16- 21 -23- 28-30 and Feb. 4-6-11-13. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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: Thu January 16 2020 4:00 AM - Thu February 13 4:00 AM
Where: Internet .. Classes Repeated live 2 times per day for our overseas Technicians

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: Thu January 16 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Interent ... 10am and repeated at 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 January 21 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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.
10am or 8pm East Coast Time (5pm on the West Coast)
When: Thu January 23 2020 10:00 AM - Mon January 13 8:00 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: Tue January 28 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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: Thu January 30 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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: Tue February 4 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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: Thu February 6 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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: Tue February 11 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 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 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Internet

Electric Drive Training.. 5 days..Hands-on. Wilmington , NC .. 6 seats left

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 2020 8:30 AM - Mon February 24 5:30 PM

Up Your Voltage #58 March 31 - April 6 ... 7 days of Hybrid and EV training. 7 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Internet

NACAT Conference 2020 ... 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. We will be there in force. Updated hybrid / EV class. Find us at NACAT 2020
When: Mon July 20 2020 7:00 AM - Thu July 23 6:00 PM
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio area

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 2020 8:00 AM - Sun August 2 4:00 PM
Where: Surfers Paradise, Australia