You may have heard the term Dynamic Load Charging in relation to EVs but, if you are little in the dark about what it means and what benefits it can deliver, we are about to help.
Dynamic Load Charging enables a property’s charging loads to be optimised so that a buildings power supply can be regulated and distributed as required. So, in a situation where two or more EV chargers are required to be used at any one time, it is an amazingly straightforward way of managing a buildings electricity supply in an efficient and safe way.
Do I need to consider dynamic load charging?
You do if you are fitting EV chargers in a multi occupancy dwellings and for any commercial multi charge installation such as a supermarket, office blog, hotel and leisure facility or service station.
All of our chargers can be integrated into such a situation and all that is needed is the installer to be able to do the calculations and install the technology in conjunction with the charging systems.
Chargers such as the Webasto Live work by constantly monitoring and allocating electrical supply across all charging points. As well as distributing it equally, it also ensures that vehicles charge at full capacity whenever there is the need, reducing charging times and cost at quieter times of the day or when demand is less high, and ensuring all charging points are equally supplied at peak times.
What are the benefits of Dynamic load charging?
Efficiency and safety are the two key drivers for ensuring DLM is specified where several EV chargers are required. It ensures the even distribution of power in a safe and controlled manner and prevents any blackouts or surges in power.
Additionally, it future proofs the system allowing for expansion and additional points (up to 250) to be added if required. Furthermore, it has been proven to charge vehicles up to 200% faster in certain situations.
So, when coping with demand at peak times Dynamic Load Charging is the only truly effective way to managed efficient EV charging. It will ensure that at those times when the kettle, TV, heating and oven is on as well as the car being plugged in you and many other people know that the power supply you are tapped into will be able to manage.
In a world where EVs are the future, it’s important to ensure they can always be charged effectively. It complements the more sustainable elements of EV motoring after all, it’s all about lower carbon footprints, motoring in a way that is kinder to the environment all whilst not affecting our ability to travel and explore whenever we desire.
For more technical information about managing dynamic load with the Webasto Live see below or contact our team of experts on 01302 381137.
Webasto Live dynamic load management not only saves you money, it also helps you avoid peak loads and thus power outages. This is because it manages the phase-accurate control of the power load within a system. The total available power is adapted to the building’s power consumption and the charging capacity is intelligently distributed to the connected electric cars. Dynamic load management is easy to set and control using the Webasto Live configuration interface. It is worth it if you have two or more linked Webasto charging stations at one site.
Key facts at a glance:
- Efficient use of available energy and distribution between the charging stations
- Central control of up to 250 charging points
- Phase-accurate control: automatic phase detection at the start of the charging process
- Avoiding peak energy loads prevents high costs
- Interfaces for connecting external meters
- Numerous safety features such as overload protection and delayed switching on the charging station following a power failure
- Convenient assignment of master and slave charging points using the configuration interface Flexibility when adding more charging points as each charging station can be configured as a master or slave
For further information about Webasto products and their integration into the EV market visit https://charging.webasto.com/en-uk/everything-ev/