Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Systems

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Advanced HYBRID Vehicle Systems, (vol 1), Including Toyota and Honda models, By Mandy Concepcion

The role of the modern automotive technician has changed drastically in the past decade. The job of today’s vehicle specialist involves a deep knowledge of a wide variety of technical disciplines. Few professions encompass such a diverse understanding of technology. The automotive technician is now expected to know about chemistry, electronics, mechanics, optics, as well as posses a deep analytical mind. The last only comes with time and experience.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 (Hybrid Basics and Safety Procedures)

The Need for Hybrid Systems, Hybrid Do’s and Don'ts, Here are some definite do’s, Hybrid basics and safety procedures, Hybrid power down procedure and deactivation, High voltage measurement and equipment, Humidity and high-voltage

CHAPTER 2 (Hybrid Aerodynamics and Low Friction Tires)

Low friction components and non-belt driven coolant pump, and air conditioning compressor, The AC system, EPS system, or electric power steering, Replacement of the actual electric motor, Performing a zero rest procedure

CHAPTER 3 (Advanced Electronics for Hybrids)

The dangers of amperage and High Current Circuits, Current measurements using an electromagnetic probe (clamp on), Voltage measurement on hybrid vehicles (advanced concepts), Measure the high voltage circuit at the orange cables after a power down procedure, The Dropping Resistors

CHAPTER 4 (Basic Electric Motor and Power Generation)

Principle of Induction, Electric Motors and Electric Alternating Current, The DC Electric Motor, The AC Electric Motor, Important facts about electric hybrid motor generator units, Typical hybrid motor generator, Dangers of Inverter Internal Capacitors, Motor Commutation Plates, Hybrid Motor Position Sensor, Motor control techniques, Difference between a hybrid vehicle electrical motor and a regular AC motor, The TRIAC and IGBT (Isolated Gate Bipolar Transistor), Hybrid Regenerative Breaking

CHAPTER 5 (AC and DC Power Units of Measurements)

Frequency measurements, Phase Measurement, Voltage Measurements, Using a Clamp-On AMP Probe, The 3 Phases of a HYBRID Motor (U, V, W), The Inverter Unit on the Prius, DC Brushless Motors

CHAPTER 6 (basic battery technology)

The nickel metal hydride battery, The lithium ion battery, Toyota Prius high Voltage battery, Ultra-Capacitors, VRLA or variable regulation lead acid battery

CHAPTER 7 (The 6 Hybrid Modes of Operation)

HYBRID Computer System Control, Light Acceleration Mode, Regenerative Breaking Mode, Deceleration Mode, Normal Driving Mode, STOP Mode, M1’s Biggest Contribution to the HYBRID Unit

CHAPTER 8 (Parallel and Series Hybrid Systems)

Series hybrid system, Series, parallel, and series/parallel hybrid, Inverter Power Management, Parallel hybrid system, Parallel/Series hybrid system, Toyota motor Co. and AISIN

CHAPTER 9 (The Prius CVT or continuously variable transmission)

THS or hybrid synergy Drive, Transmission Planetary Gears, Key point to understanding the way this transmission works, HONDA CVT Transmission, Honda’s Cylinder Deactivation, Honda’s Electric Balancing

CHAPTER 10 (Toyota specific hybrid system)

Specific concepts on the Toyota hybrid, Problems with the Coolant Pump, Gas Tank Rubber Bladder, Car Off AC System, The Scanner and the HYBRID System, High Voltage Battery, MG1 and MG2 Power Output, The Toyota auxiliary 12 V battery, How to Jump Start a HYBRID, A Word About Toyota’s Keyless Entry, Dangers of Electric Mode Driving

CHAPTER 11 (Honda specific hybrid system)

The Honda hybrid system is vastly different than that of Toyota, HONDA Hybrid is a Simple Design, IMA or integrated motor assist, The Motor Generator Unit, The 12 volt Starter, Honda Electronic Balancing, The 1.3L Engine, Soft iridium spark plugs, Honda Civic Complete Cylinder Deactivation