Advanced Heating and Cooling Systems in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

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This resource contains a presentation and syllabus on HEV heating and cooling systems. The presentation discusses the advanced air conditioning systems placed in HEVs and safety precautions to follow when servicing them. The included syllabus has highlighted sections indicating where an existing automotive heating and cooling course was modified to include HEV systems at Lewis and Clark Community College. This resource was developed through seed funding from the CAAT.

Description:

This resource was developed through a seed grant from the CAAT and discusses the advanced air conditioning systems placed in HEVs and safety precautions to follow when servicing them. These systems are high voltage A/C compressors and the components controlling them (A/C ECU, HV ECU, and Converter Control Circuit). Safety precautions discussed include Class 0 insulated gloves, insulated tools, color coding of wire looms to indicate voltage, CAT III and IV multimeter use, and properly disabling high voltage circuits. For educators looking to modify current courses, a syllabus is included with highlighted fields where HEV systems and safety were incorporated into an existing automotive heating and cooling course at Lewis and Clark Community College.




This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Classification:
Electric Machines and Power Electronics
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Presentation
Syllabus
Institution:
Lewis and Clark Community College
Author & Title:
Christopher E. Reynolds Sr. - Automotive Technology Instructor
Date Developed:
Monday, December 17, 2012
Keywords:
HEV Compressor,Safety,Service
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Students