This course from SAE International training partner, FutureTech*, is a MUST for everyone servicing hybrid vehicles. NiMH battery systems continue primary battery technology in hybrid vehicles and have been since the 2000 model year. If a technical professional doesn’t know the fundamentals of NiMH operation it is impossible for them to perform a solid diagnosis or repair. This course will concentrate on the NiMH technology, how it performs as it ages, how it can effect vehicle performance and fuel economy, and how to test it by using a scan tool. NiMH battery systems continue to be used in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications and provide an excellent foundation in high voltage battery pack systems. This course will include NiMH battery cell operation, cell/module failure modes, diagnostic testing methods, battery hardware components, battery stress testing techniques – and how some of these areas differ from Lithium systems.
At the conclusion of this five-part series, you will be able to identify the condition of a battery pack, servicing instead of replacing it, and using specific testing methods outlined in this course. Ford, GM, Honda, Lexus, Toyota hybrid electric vehicle products are featured in this course. While the duration of the series presentations is 10 hours, the estimated time to completion, including knowledge checks and the final learning assessment, is eleven hours.
By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
This course provides engineers with limited or some experiences in high voltage battery pack systems an excellent foundation to learn these battery pack systems and use this information as platform to learn high voltage Lithium battery pack systems. There are also areas within the course that could benefit more seasoned battery pack professionals.
*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.
Email CustomerService@sae.org, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).
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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