Hindle Institute Summer Learning Festival!

Wednesday, August 10 - Thursday, August 11, 2022
Starts 8:00 AM Wednesday
Ends 5:00 PM Thursday
(Eastern Standard Time)

HindlePower welcomes you to the Summer Learning Festival. Where we offer free training, free meals, and a plant tour. Event is held both live at HindlePower & virtually online. Earn CEU credit!  




Registration is now closed for this event.


HindlePower, Inc.
1075 Saint John St
Easton, PA 18042

The Festival Program:

Along with the following topics, we will offer at no cost, lunch, coffee, snacks and more!  Additionally, we will provide a listing of great local events such as Music Fest 2022, and you will have access to New York City and Philadelphia, both easily accessible form Easton, PA.  We are conveniently located with access via highways, several airports and bus terminals.  We will also provide you with lodging recommendations offering preferred HindlePower rates!

Click here to book a room with our preferred HindlePower rates. 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Arrival, meet and greet, coffee, tea pastries


9:00 AM- 9:15 AM – Opening Remarks and Introduction


9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – HI101, Battery History, Click HERE for the virtual experience

Take a step back in time and learn about the beginning uses of batteries through the early applications in the 1700s with the Leyden Jar in a carnival “Kissing Game.”  Learn about the evolution from communications to transportation and electric lighting in the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, (Actual artifacts from the 1893 Exposition will be available for viewing.), early power plants, electric cars, and boats will be discussed.  This is a fun and educational experience to see where it all began and where it might be going!


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Break


10:15 AM – Noon – Part 1, HI 102 Battery Sizing – Calculating Complex Load Profiles; click HERE for the virtual experience

Applying the IEEE Standard 485. This course will teach you the proper techniques for sizing lead-acid batteries for typical stationary utility applications using complex load profiles.  You will get a basic understanding of the chemistry of lead-acid and Nicad batteries and a step-by-step guide to battery selection and sizing.


Be sure to bring your own load profiles and battery literature for a hands-on experience.  This course teaches the “nuts and bolts” of how to calculate battery sizes. This will make you the expert when a “computer-generated” sizing is put in front of you; you will know what it all means!


After learning how to do it, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills on your own load profile.  Don’t have one, either make it up or fake it when you get here; we’ll help.


Noon – 1:30 PM – Lunch Break and Socializing


1:30 PM – 2:45 PM – Part 2, HI 102 Battery Sizing – Calculating Complex Load Profiles; Click  HERE  for the virtual experience


2:45 PM – 3:00 PM – Break


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM - HI 104 Battery Charger Sizing, Click  HERE  for the virtual experience

Learn the proper way to size stationary battery chargers for your DC application.  Using the IEEE standards, you will learn the step-by-step procedure to size utility battery chargers properly.  Then you will take the load profile from your HI 102 Battery Sizing and size your own battery charger!


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM - HI 111 Battery Charger Specification Writing, Click HERE for the virtual experience

Learn the important elements of specifying a utility battery charger.  This will include an understanding of the basic features that are offered in today’s utility type, stationary battery chargers. 


This will include standard and optional features, discussions on filtering, alarms, circuit breakers, and digital Communications.  You will also explore the essential elements of a good specification to ensure you meet the goals of the user.  You can even try your hand at writing your own charger spec or modifying the one you regularly use!


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Evening Social Hour

Whether it’s a glass of wine or a cold beer, we could all use a beverage after a long day.  Stay a while and have a drink on us.




Art Salander, Senior Life Member – IEEE

Sr. Applications Engineer / Business Development

HindlePower, Inc.

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Eric Cogorno


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