MACS to Release Modern Automotive HVAC: Electrical and Electronics Textbook


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has authored a new textbook, Modern Automotive HVAC: Electrical and Electronic Systems. This new textbook is a continuation of MACS flagship textbook Modern Automotive HVAC Systems released in 2011.

“The purpose of Modern Automotive HVAC: Electrical and Electronic Systems is to educate the reader about the importance of the electrical system in relation to the HVAC system,” explained Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO and Mr. Hoffpauir further detailed, “Often a technician will install refrigeration-related components, only to find that the compressor clutch will not engage or the cooling fans will not operate. Another scenario could be that the A/C system has a full refrigerant charge but the compressor clutch will not engage, or the A/C control panel will not change blower speeds or distribute air from the proper duct. This book will cover the fundamentals of electricity, required test equipment and test procedures. It will also address the electronics utilized in HVAC systems, including the inputs from the powertrain electronics that affect A/C operation. With the increased use of electrical and electronic controls and sensors, it is important that all persons involved with vehicle repair have at least a working knowledge of electricity and electronics.”

Modern Automotive HVAC: Electrical and Electronic Systems, covers the following topics: Safety and precautions, electrical basics, the multi meter and circuit designs, wiring diagrams and service information, introduction to electronics and system controls, electrical/electronic troubleshooting and diagnosis, HVAC control systems, blower motors and cabin air filters, and air delivery systems.

MACS new textbook will be ready for sale at MACS 2013 Training Event and Trade Show, February 7-9, 2013 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The MACS member price is $39.95 plus shipping and non-members pay $69.95 plus shipping.

Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents a growing membership in North America and 47 countries around the world, and is affiliated with the Vehicle Air Conditioning Specialists of Australia (VASA). MACS also provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than one million technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 33rd  Annual Training Conference and Trade Show, to be held February 7-9, 2012  in Orlando, FL at
The Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, visit our website at www.macsw.org.

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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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