Pre-conference seminars are held on Tuesday, November 2nd, before the official conference opening. Attending one of these seminars reinforces your existing skills, expands your battery knowledge, and lets you explore industry trends. These seminars bring well respected industry experts into the classroom. There are no pre-requisites to attend.

Pre-registration is required and seats are limited. You can select your seminar(s) when you register for the BATTCON Conference. Each seminar is $149.00.

Tuesday, 8:00 AM

NERC – Implementing a NERC Compliant Battery Maintenance Program

Interested in refreshing your knowledge or learning how to be compliant with the battery requirements of NERC PRC-005? Then this seminar is the perfect fit for you. Presenters – Tom Carpenter, Chris Searles, Bill Cantor, Mike Nispel, Jeff Gruseck

Tuesday, 1:30 PM

Beyond the Fundamentals

Are you interested in expanding your experience with lead-acid and Ni-Cd batteries to gain a deeper insight? This seminar will cover maintenance, problem solving, trending of readings, and much more. Presenters – Curtis Ashton, Mike Nispel

Tuesday, 1:30 PM

Electrochemical Alternatives to Lead and Lithium

This session will focus on electrochemical alternatives to lithium and lead-acid batteries that are currently available in the marketplace. The discussion will cover chemistries available for a variety of applications, including Telecom, Utillity, and UPS applications. There will be several moderators with experience with a variety of the available chemistries.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM

Stationary Battery Basics

Many attendees at BATTCON are first-timers. This seminar helps our newcomers get a head start from learning about stationary batteries on a fundamental level, to advanced and specialty topics. Have you ever wondered why a lead-acid battery cell operates at 2 volts, compared to other chemistries such as Nickel Cadmium or Lithium? How should batteries be charged? What is float service? What are the maintenance requirements? What is a VRLA battery and how does it differ from a VLA battery? How do I get the longest service life out of my battery? This seminar can help answer these and other questions. Presenters – John Kim, Tom Carpenter, Jeff Gruseck