Instructor Workshops

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The Switch Lab Instructor Training

You’ll build the Switch EV as a team, including instruction on design and construction, component training, basic electricity, wiring and mechanics.

 

What to Expect

Experience The Switch Lab™ the same way your students will – learning, building, testing, and then driving the finished Switch EV as a complete project-based learning process. This training is appropriate for teachers from all disciplines – Auto Shop, Engineering, Physics, Robotics, Maker, and more.

Approved for 32 California CE hours
  • Comprehensive electric vehicle science and technology instruction.
  • Learn about EV components.
  • Lecture in the morning; build a Switch EV in the afternoon.
  • Lectures are actual curriculum designed for discussion.
  • Demonstrations and lab projects.
  • Workshop manual (Powerpoint presentations, additional sources of information).

4-Day Workshop (Lead Acid Battery): $1995
4-1/2 Day Advanced (Lithium Battery, Controller Programming): $2245

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4-Day Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Day 1

Introductions
EV Intro and Overview
Discuss Batteries

MORNING BREAK

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

Day 2

Review Prior Day Q & A
Managing the class
Contactors and Relays

MORNING BREAK

Circuits Watts & Wire
Design Circuit
Relay Exercises

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch
Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes
Review

Day 3

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Components

MORNING BREAK

EV Battery
Q & A
Examine Switch Wiring
High Voltage
Control Box
BB Wiring

LUNCH

Chassis Build
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

Day 4

Chassis Build
Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel
Cycle Analyst
Connect Dash and LV
Install Batteries & BMS
Install Control Box
Install Seat & Seat Belt

LUNCH

Connect Control Box to:
Battery Box
Motor
Rear Light wiring
Low Voltage Panel
Review
Discuss and Perform start-up routine
Continue Building and Installing Seats, Running lights etc.
Front end alignment
Test Drives

Interested in becoming a Certified Workshop Instructor with Switch Vehicles? Instructor certification requires completing our Advanced Workshop plus an additional 1-1/2 of certification training. Visit our Careers page for information and to apply.

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