4-Part On-Demand Training Series

Course ID: AOD3PI008

Instructor: Dr .Mark Quarto

Course Length: 4 modules (each containing approximately 1 hour of instruction)

Course Handbooks Included: 1 digital copy per module

Learning Assessments: Post-lesson scored quizzes (one quiz per lesson) 

Certificates of Completion: One certificate of completion is provided to the participant after completing the training series lessons and learning assessments. Certificates remain available for download in user dashboard while the account is active.

Duration of Access: This course and its lessons, materials, and assessments will be available for 90 days after purchase. Certificates of completion will be available to the participant in their user dashboard while the account is active (even if not currently participating in any courses).

Recommended Prerequisites: 

  • High Voltage Safety (#AODHVS010)
  • High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems (#AODHVVSS001)
  • Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems (#AODIHEV011)


This Series on the Power Inverter is the central point of High Voltage distribution in most hybrid systems, whether the vehicle is a Toyota Prius or a Chevrolet Volt.  It not only produces Alternating Current (AC) for the motor-generator systems but, it also produces Direct Current (DC) for charging the battery pack, electric air conditioning, and the DC-DC converter system.  This series will concentrate on how the Power Inverter System creates AC and DC High Voltage electric power by using the IGBT (power transistor), and software controls.  We will also focus on how the Power Inverter System creates AC and DC High Voltage electric power and how electrical current is regulated by control software.  Analysis of 3-Phase waveforms and current regulation will be a key metric in this course.  Additional diagnostic information about rotor bearings will be included.  Analysis and Diagnostic strategies and tools are covered as the main points in this series.  GM, Honda, Lexus, Toyota and other popular products are covered in this course.

At the conclusion of this series the technician will know the fundamentals and operation of Power Inverters as well as obtaining the diagnostic principles of the Power Inverters system.  Scan Tool, Scope, Current Probes, and off-board diagnostic tools will be used heavily in this series.


This course is recommended for: Automotive Technicians

Related Courses: 3-Phase Regenerative Braking Systems (#AOD3PRB009)


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About the Instructor

Dr. Mark Quarto

Dr. Mark Quarto is a Vehicle Electrification expert with over 30 years in the automotive industry. In addition to being an instructor and special consultant to FutureTech Auto, Dr. Quarto is the founder of Quarto Technical Services (QTS), which provides engineering services, diagnostic equipment, training, technical support, and consulting in Vehicle Electrification to all facets of the automotive industry.

Responsibilities include design and development of: diagnostic test equipment & software, management and technical education, curriculum and training programs, and technology innovations with solutions focused on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Propulsion and Energy Management Systems. These unique diagnostic techniques and applications are effectively used globally supporting automotive aftermarket businesses.  

Other professional experience includes 28 years at General Motors Company with the last 16 years dedicated to Advanced Vehicle Engineering and as an Engineering Group Manager. Responsibilities included management, development of control and diagnostics systems, and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs.  Prior 12 years included Service Training Development Manager and Resident Instructor in the technical training environment.  

Specialized Education includes a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specialized in design, development, and technical education systems for hybrid and electric vehicles including high voltage energy and propulsion systems. Master’s Degree and two Bachelor Degrees all are in the areas of Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology.