MACS announces mobile A/C boot camp for this October

Jan. 1, 2020
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has set up an intensely focused weekend of mobile A/C technician training this fall at its training facility in Lansdale, Pa.

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has set up an intensely focused weekend of mobile A/C technician training this fall at its training facility in Lansdale, Pa.

Training classes will begin Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. with a Section 609 certification class and hands-on instruction on how to properly use a refrigerant recovery and recycling machine. Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS manager of service training, will teach this session.

On Oct. 16 at 8 a.m., DeGuiseppi will present “MACS’ Best Service Practices and Compressor Replacement Procedures.” This class covers best practices, service and repair methods for mobile A/C systems. When adhered to, the procedures outlined in this program should help assure more accurate diagnoses, high-quality long-lasting repairs, reduction of comebacks and increased customer satisfaction, according to MACS.

This class’ boot camp style approach delivers “everything you need/nothing you don’t” in a fast-paced, highly informative manner, MACS adds. It’s broad-based format not only appeals to individuals with little or no knowledge concerning the operation and service of mobile A/C systems, but it also serves as a great refresher for more experienced technicians.

Major subjects in the class include;
• A/C systems: What they do and how they do it
• A/C system components: description and operation
• A/C system refrigerant and oils
• Essential A/C system service practices and precautions
• Fundamental A/C system diagnosis and troubleshooting

After a lunch break, MACS instructor Peter Orlando will conduct an electrical class that answers the questions “Have you ever:”
• Unplugged a failed component and plugged it back in to find it works fine now?
• Replaced a component that tested bad, but the vehicle is still not fixed?
• Replaced a fuel pump for low fuel pressure, only to find low pressure after you replaced it with a new pump?
• Have repeat electrical component failures and can’t figure out why?  

That session also will cover an essential electricity and electronics overview, an understanding of volts, amps, ohms and wattage, and electrical systems diagnostics and applications, including voltage drop, high and low amp circuit analysis and using a current probe to local problems in blower motors, injectors and fuel pumps.

Attendees may register for one or both days of instruction. Cost of the Friday class only is $35 for MACS members and $55 for non-members, while Saturday’s classes only are $175 MACS members, $295 non-members.

Fees for those wishing to take classes both days are $210 MACS members, $330 non-members. Saturday’s fees include a continental breakfast and lunch. Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

Attendees may register on the MACS website by creating a log-in and password and registering through the My Profile page at www.macsw.org. They can also call the MACS office at 215-631-7020, ext. 306 to speak with Pam Smith, MACS events manager, or send her an e-mail at [email protected]. Attendees traveling from out of town can discuss local accommodation options with Pam.

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