AKRON—Two of the most in-demand items for electric vehicles are wire harnesses and electrical connectors, and like any other part they require validation testing.
As such, Smithers' Christine Bythewood, business development manager, will host "Wiring Harness and Electrical Connector Validation Testing" July 27 at 11 a.m.
Register here for the webinar.
"At Smithers, our experts are seeing a spike in the number of wiring harnesses and electrical connectors on a given product, from electric vehicles to medical devices," said Jim Popio, vice president, Smithers Materials Science and Engineering Division.
EV components can experience intense heat, vibration and elements such as snow and rain.
"Christine can help manufacturers explore their options for measuring how their components hold up against these different variables so they can deliver better products to market," he said. "Anyone who attends this webinar will benefit from her deep understanding of materials testing and validation methods."
Bythewood, who works at Smithers testing facilities in both Akron and Lansing, Mich., will discuss intelligent sensors, power sources and trends in the EV market.
Components that need to withstand harsh operational environments can pose design challenges, and there are specific testing methods that can measure the wire harness or electrical connector under extreme conditions.
Bythewood has 26 years of technical sales experience, working as a liaison between staff, clients and support teams. Her background is in automotive and materials testing.
A question-and-answer session will follow the webinar, which will be recorded.