AMT 173 : HEV III – Diagnostic and Repair
Class Hours1 lecture and 6 lab
"C" or higher in AMT 171 or automotive industry work experience with instructor's approval.
Basic electrical knowledge of Ohm's Law and proper use of a DMM to determine voltage drop, shorts, opens, and resistance problems. Knowledge on basic theory of operation on automotive electrical and mechanical subsystems.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with hybrid and electric vehicle safety, hybrid internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid transmissions, parallel/series, power inverter system, AC induction electric machines, permanent magnet electric motors theory and construction, and battery pack construction. Hands- on application to safety disconnect, use of high voltage analysis tools to perform diagnostic tests on high voltage insulation failures, electric motor failures, battery failures, and differentiate between an ICE failure and an electric machine failure. Perform battery pack testing and reconditioning.