Electrical upgrades are complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. But how else are you going to install all the charging stations you need to meet the growing demand? Many companies offer hardware-based solutions that can divide electrical capacity across numerous charging stations. But not Noodoe. We have something better, more flexible, and future-proof because it can evolve with future charging needs. Activate the Noodoe EV OS Load Management App (available through the Noodoe Applications Library), and experience a smooth, software-based answer to power management.
What is the Noodoe Apps Libary?
Noodoe’s management platform, Noodoe EV OS, can seamlessly integrate apps from the Noodoe Apps Library. Access to the library can be added to any Noodoe EV OS subscription and give the host access to a broad range of powerful, flexible solutions that optimize EV charger management. Noodoe’s Load Management App optimizes energy usage through the smart allocation of power based on the state of charge of each connected vehicle.
Load management APP
Enabling the Load Management app is easy! And it works autonomously on its own!
- Utilizes smart algorithms and intelligent monitoring of chargers to balance their electrical
- Usage while ensuring that total electrical output stays within a safe range.
- Smart energy allocations to connected chargers eliminate the need for electrical upgrades.
- Doesn’t require additional physical wiring for implementation.
- Optimizes the usage of available power from the utility, while protecting the local electrical systems from the dangers of overloading even when multiple chargers are being used simultaneously.
- Offers flexible implementation options to suit your ideal number of chargers.
Who needs Load Management at their changing stations?
Destination businesses like hotels, restaurants, rest stop shops, and cafes have begun to offer electric vehicle charging. In recent years, many have been experiencing the trend where more and more of their customers are driving an electric vehicle (EV). Having a charging station available at such businesses instantly puts them on the map for EV-driving customers. Having more charging stations available is vital to attracting more customers and offering a great customer experience.
When might Load Management be important?
The power panel capacity sets the number of charging stations. It varies based on the location and the power grid capacity. For instance, Alan’s hotel has an electrical power of 160A, which allows him to install four 32A charging stations. Only four because a 32A charging station needs 40A of power allocated. So, it has a 20% safety buffer.
If Alan wanted to add more charging stations, he would need to contact his electric utility company for an upgrade. It can take months and a whole lot of money. However, Alan can easily offer more than four charging stations using Noodoe’s Load Management App. And doesn’t have to go through all the hassle of upgrading his power panel capacity. Sounds easy!
How does it really work?
Let’s take a look at Alan’s hotel further. Alan contacted Noodoe and added two more charging stations. Now he has six charging stations on-site, and all six are operational without exceeding the 160A limit. It is possible through smart power allocation of Noodoe chargers through the Load Management App.
When the first EV comes in, it charges with the full power of 32A. As additional EVs connect, the second, third, and fourth EVs continue to charge at full power of 32A. At this point, the system is drawing all available power for charging EVs.
When the fifth EV arrives, the Load Management Application starts to kick in, and five EVs need to charge at the same time. The app recalculates the output for each EV and adjusts the power to 26A for each one. This way power usage stays within the limit of the electric panel. Noodoe EV OS smart management sends the instructions to the EV chargers. Simultaneously, it continues to monitor the consumption rate of each charger. This process ensures compliance and makes any necessary adjustments in real-time. Every EV charges at an optimum level while the total output stays under the limit of 160A.
These steps continue when the sixth EV connects to charge, and six EVs are charging at the same time. The output to each EV will be calculated again and dropped to 22A. The Load Management Application continues monitoring the consumption and adjusts the output accordingly as more energy becomes available when other chargers complete energy transfer.
The exciting part is when Load Management Application detects that an EV is fully charged and no longer requires power. For example, when the first EV completes charging and leaves, the energy output will be increased from 22A to 26A across the remaining five charging vehicles.
How do you set it up?
Setting up simple. Get in touch with Noodoe with your request and relevant information on charging station IDs and power panel capacity, our engineers will do the setup accordingly. Simple!