Hands-On ACDC Training

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Electric Drive (Automotive Instructors Only)

Part 1 is a 5-day class held in Worcester, MA. The class is based on today’s technology and teaching methods. What you are missing in your training will be answered. Week 1 is Hybrids, Safety, and a close look at each component.

Part 1 is 5 Days of the 10 Day Class called Electric Drive

Cost

Cost

$5,000 is for the first week it includes meals, a hybrid to drive, all handouts on a 10 gig jump drive, 3 ACDC EMV books in color, 6-night accommodation, and ACDC hospitality. One more night at the hotel is included on the last day of class, if needed, at no additional cost.

Before Class Starts

Before Class Starts

There is no requirement to pre-study, but you can. We will send you codes for our pre-recorded HEV and EV training, which is done online. Just request it and we will send them via Email.

For Auto Instructors

This class is exclusive to automotive instructors only. Please check with the office to find a date that fits your schedule. 

The travel day is Sunday. Once you get to your accommodations, there will be a hybrid waiting for you and the keys will be at the front desk. 

Day 1 8:30 –5:00 pm

Day 1 8:30 –5:00 pm.

  • The class starts by reviewing our new EMV College Level book
  • We will follow chapters 1 – 15 during the week
  • What Makes a Hybrid different from a conventional car?
  • Safety & Equipment (Including HV Gloves, Power Flow, and Pico Scope
  • We will be using a Honda Civic (2003 – 2005) Hybrid to learn the Honda IMA to introduce to your students
  • HV Battery Systems & NiMH

Day 2 8:30 to 5:00 pm

Day 2 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • Hyundai Sonata System & VW HEV System Review
  • HVAC
  • Electric Air Conditioning Compressor
  • Equipment for HEV
  • Atkinson Cycle / LIVC

Instructor is Craig Van Batenburg, CMAT, L1, and L3 Certified

We accept PO’s, AMX, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and a check 30 days ahead of time.

Day 3 8:30 – 5:00 pm

Day 3 8:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Intro to Toyota on the Toyota Prius (2004 – 2009)
  • NiMH HV Battery Packs and Components
  • Rebuilding and reconditioning HV Battery Packs. Cell / Module Testing
  • Contactors, High Voltage Leak Test and Detection Circuit
  • DC-DC Converter Operation
  • Prius Transmission Construction and Function

Day 4 8:30 to 5:00 pm

Day 4 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • eCVT function (Toyota and Ford Systems) / Resolvers
  • Electric Motor / Generator construction and function
  • Testing M/G with Milliohm Meter, Insulation Tester, and Stabilant 22a
  • Ford C-Max (same as Fusion) and Escape HEV
  • Regenerative Braking
  • High Voltage Battery Packs … Li-ion
  • Li-ion Cell Balancing

You will be UTube Certified too!

Day 5 8:30 to 5:00 pm

Day 5 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • Towing / Jump Starting / Preventative Maintenance
  • Class Test after lunch. We will review any incorrect answers
  • Get caught up on any items from the week
  • Curriculum Writing
  • Test Question Writing
  • Education Support Program (ESP)
  • Review week one. Class ends at 5 PM

You’ve just completed week one and can spend the weekend at the hotel, as week two will start on Monday. Or you can fly home on Saturday and do week two at a later date.


Updated 11/01/23