The RV Industry Association (RVIA) will be hosting a low-voltage wiring workshop at its Elkhart, Ind., office on June 13 and again on June 14. RVIA Today Express reported that the eight-hour workshop was developed to provide valuable hands-on training for all levels of personnel, including management, technicians, mechanics and engineers where they will focus on high quality, reliability wiring design and installation.
Space is limited with only eight seats available per workshop each day and the cost is $450 per person. Registration will be live on May 21.
The workshop will be presented by instructor Robert “Bob” Wind, an experienced automotive engineer with more than 40 years in the field. For more than four decades, he designed, developed, tested and analyzed many robust electrical systems and is now applying his experience in the classroom with others.
This exclusive one-day workshop will encompass a full spectrum of topics in relation to low-voltage wiring with the basis of upgrading wiring to conventional GM/Ford/FCA/Toyota “OEM best practice” design philosophies.
Topics of discussion include:
• Wire stranding
• Wire insulation characteristics and type applications
• Connectors – single and multi-cavity; location, orientation, and terminal population
• Terminals – ring, splice, high-amperage; common installation mistakes and oversights
• Protective wire/harness coverings for protection against abrasion, heat, and corrosion – with specific manufacturer part number recommendations provided based on severity of application
• Fasteners – metal
• Harness location assurance via clipping and plastic fasteners
• High-current cable routing
• Low-current cable routing
• Data bus wire routing
• Failure diagnosis
• Failure mitigation