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Electric Compressors, EV System Enhancements and Heat Pumps

October 26, 2022

EV and hybrid manufacturers are searching for every yard/meter of range they can squeeze out of their vehicles. In the race to get their newest offerings into the driveways of consumers, range is a major factor. HVAC can severely effect vehicle range, and engineers are doing everything possible to reduce the impact of this creature comfort/necessity.
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Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management

October 25, 2022

You can attend HVAC Hide and Seek for Electrified Vehicles: Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management with Dave Hobbs at MACS 2023 Training Event and Trade Show. class on Thursday, February 2 from 9:45-11:15am and again from 2:45-4:15pm.
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MACS Welcomes FutureTech

August 31, 2022

FutureTech has been an active member and supporter of MACS since 2017 and we once again welcome them to the MACS Trade Show as an exhibitor.
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Electric truck service opportunities

July 1, 2022

For many of these eTrucks, there are going to be one, two, or possibly more, systems using refrigerant on the vehicle. I am not going to discuss any specific systems, because many of them are proprietary, but we can still talk about the generic packages, how to identify them, what can be serviced in a regular shop, and what to avoid at all costs!
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Tesla aftermarket repair information

October 29, 2021

NASTF has released new information on industry changing news! After 4 years of working together with Tesla, NASTF is pleased to announce that Tesla scan tool and service information is now available to the aftermarket. For the American and Canadian markets (Canadian version is in the final testing stages) things are changing rapidly that's why the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has brought their best experts to explain how to find, set-up, and implement this new information so you can add this new service opportunity to your shop.
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Understanding and troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks

September 23, 2021

Understanding and Troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks will be presented byLarry Turay of LETCO Enterprises. In Larry’s Saturday morning class, attendees will learn how components and subsystem inputs and outputs can influence HVAC operations. 
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MACS Tesla project

August 26, 2021

MACS is working on a project, to collect A/C charge information for Tesla vehicles, and we need your help!
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Electrification and climate control technologies: Are we prepared?

June 3, 2021

A recent survey from CarGurus suggests consumer interest in purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) has doubled in the past three years.
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Time to plug into EV training

March 10, 2021

Read any automotive publication or website, and you will see numerous stories from all the big automotive manufacturers and quite a few shiny new start-ups about vehicle electrification.
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Vehicle power management and HVAC

September 3, 2019

September/ October 2019 ACTION Magazine Vehicle power management and climate control In the case of many late model vehicles, there are more and more systems utilizing electrical power management strategies...
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The future is electric!

June 6, 2019

June ACTION 2019 Hybrid and electric vehicle air conditioning compressor hardware, power controls and diagnostics For more than 15 years, hybrid and electric vehicles have been using electric air conditioning...
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Engine cooling fans-enough time?

October 16, 2017

Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be...
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