The Lithium Ion family of technologies are the primary technology for plug-in and electric vehicles but, it is also being found in hybrid products. Each family can have a different discharging voltage characteristic which effects vehicle and Scan Tool diagnostics. This five-part series will provide the necessary information on all of the Lithium technologies, cell balancing systems, failure modes, diagnostics, and how these battery packs can be repaired instead of replaced.
At the conclusion of this course from SAE training partner FutureTech*, you will will be able to identify the various Lithium formats, aspects cell aging, rebuilding concepts, and understand how to use Scan Tool PIDs to help analyze, diagnose and repair the battery pack. GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota electric and hybrid vehicle products are featured. While the duration of this five-part series is 10 hours, the estimated time to completion, including knowledge checks and the final learning assessment, is eleven hours.
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
Engineers with limited or some knowledge or experience with high voltage Lithium battery pack education will find this course of benefit. There are also areas within the course that could benefit more seasoned battery pack professionals. Whether an Engineer is involved with HEV, PHEV, BEV, EREV or FCEV products, this course will provide information on Lithium cell operation, Battery Management System operation, battery pack hardware systems, battery cell failure modes, cell/module testing methods, battery stress testing, and how this differs from NiMH Systems.
*FutureTech develops and delivers comprehensive Vehicle Electrification solutions that include technical training, specialty diagnostic equipment and, professional support services to automotive service professionals. Its highly qualified network of suppliers, affiliations and, partners encompasses over 32 years of commercial experience focused in Vehicle Electrification education and technology development.
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Part 1: Lithium Ion Battery Families: Cell Construction and Operation
Part 2: Lithium Product Systems
Part 3: Vehicle Performance Changes Due to Lithium Aging and Cell Balancing
Part 4: Failure Modes and What Causes Cell Aging or Loss of Capacity
Part 5: How to Test/Diagnose Plug-In and EV Battery Packs Using the Scan Tool
Dr. Mark Quarto is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Quarto Technical Services where he is responsible for the design/development of diagnostic test equipment and software, technical education and training programs, and technology innovations focused on hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and energy management systems. Dr. Quarto previously worked within the General Motors Company as an Engineer and Engineering Group Manager in Advanced Powertrain Technology Systems / Global Aftermarket Engineering where he was responsible for the management and development of control and diagnostics systems and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark & Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs. He also served as the Service Training Development Manager and Resident Service School Instructor.
Mark began his automotive career as a technician at both dealership and aftermarket facilities. In addition to his accomplishments and experiences while working at General Motors, Mark has served as a CTO, Senior Consultant, Author, and Subject Matter expert in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell Technologies. Dr. Quarto has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from LaSalle University specializing in Power Electronics; a Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Technology from Ferris State University; Master's Degree in Technical Education from Ferris State University specializing in electric and hybrid propulsion systems; and a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in designing and developing learning systems for hybrid/electric vehicles and high voltage energy and propulsion systems. He has patents and trade secret designs in vehicle electrification testing, testing equipment, and diagnostic systems.
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