Take A Workshop

Build An EV With a Team!

We have a variety of class options available to inform and inspire you to best understand the concepts and fundamentals of electric vehicle transportation. All of our classes include a mix of lecture and hands on fun. You will actually build the same EV you will use in class!

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Option 1: 5-Day Workshop

* Workshops have been approved for California CE credit for teachers.

Build an entire vehicle including EV component training, basic electricity, wiring and mechanics.

• 5 Day program to learn EV design and construction

• Learn about EV components

• Lecture in the morning build a SWITCH EV in the afternoon

• Lectures are actual curriculum designed for discussion

• Several demonstrations and additional lab projects

• Sources of additional materials and class projects are included

Total Cost: $1,995

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

June 11-15, 2018
July  9-13, 2018
August 13-17, 2018
September 17-21, 2018

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Option 2: 3-Day Workshop

* Workshops have been approved for California CE credit for teachers.

Build an entire vehicle including battery management, basic wiring and component discussions

• 3 Day program to learn EV wiring and component installation

• Less lecture, lets just build this thing!

• EV components functions and installation parameters

• Install all wiring, relays, batteries, motor electronics

• Designed for instructors familiar with the electrical aspects

   of building electric vehicles

 

Total Cost: $1,795

5-Day Workshops

The SWITCH Lab 5 Day EV Training Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5PM

Monday

Introductions
EV Intro and Overview
Tour shop and Switch 1 Test Drives

MORNING BREAK

Discuss Batteries
BMS Lecture BMS Components
Start Balancing Charge

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Intro to Switch Install:
Floor
Swing Arm Trailing Arms Spindles
Shock Absorbers Pedal Assembly Rear Brake Line Wheels
Discussion: Maintenance Adjustments
Brake Fluid Options Review

Tuesday

Review Prior Day Q & A
Managing the class
Discuss Switch Vehicles
SWITCH design Concepts

MORNING BREAK

Contactors and Relays Circuits, Watts & Wire Design Circuit
Relay Exercises

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Complete Tuesday Work Do Relay wiring exercises
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes Review

Wednesday

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Components

MORNING BREAK

Examine Switch Wiring Dash
Low Voltage Panel Battery Box

LUNCH

Complete Tuesday Work Do Relay wiring exercises
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes Review
Complete Tuesday Work Complete Relay Exercise Low Voltage Wiring Assemble:
Dash Board
LV Wiring Panel Control Box
Install Dash in Switch
Mount Motor on Swing Arm
Mount Sprockets Mount Chain Tensioner Mount Chain guard Review

Thursday

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Battery
Q &A

MORNING BREAK

Examine Switch Wiring High Voltage
Control Box
Review BB Wiring

LUNCH

Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel Cycle Analyst Connect Dash and LV
Install Batteries & BMS Install Control Box Install Seat & Seat Belt Connect Control Box to:
Battery Box Motor
Rear Light wiring Low Voltage Panel
Review

Friday

Review Prior Day Q & A
Wrap up and key discussion points

MORNING BREAK

Do start-up routine Continue Building and Installing
Seats, Running lights etc Front end alignment Discuss start-up procedures

LUNCH

Test Drives
Class Wrap up
Surveys Interviews/Feedback Optional activities: Using the Spreadsheet Sources of Electricity

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

June 11-15, 2018
July  9-13, 2018
August 13-17, 2018
September 17-21, 2018

3-Day Workshops

The SWITCH Lab 3 Day EV Training Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5PM

Day 1

Introductions
EV Intro and Overview
Tour shop and Switch 1 Test Drives

MORNING BREAK

Discuss Batteries
BMS Overview
Start Balancing Charge
EV Components

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Intro to Switch Install:
Floor
Swing Arm Trailing Arms Spindles
Shock Absorbers Pedal Assembly Rear Brake Line Wheels
Discussion: Maintenance Adjustments
Brake Fluid Options Review

Day 2

Chassis Build
Complete Tuesday Work Do Relay wiring exercises
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes

LUNCH

Low Voltage Wiring Assemble:
Dash Board
LV Wiring Panel Control Box
Install Dash in Switch
Mount Motor on Swing Arm
Mount Sprockets Mount Chain Tensioner Mount Chain guard
Managing an ICE Conversion

Day 3

Test Switch Wiring High Voltage Box Low Voltage Panel
Install in Vehicle
Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel
Cycle Analyst
Connect Dash and LV Install Batteries & BMS Install Seat & Seat Belt

LUNCH

Connect Control Box to: Battery Box
Motor
Rear Light wiring Low Voltage Panel
Do start-up routine Continue Building and Installing
Seats, Running lights etc Front end alignment Discuss start-up procedures
Q &A– Wrap up

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