Think of your charging station like a typical household appliance
Electric vehicles (EVs) are slowly changing the world, but the world has been slowly changed by electrical appliances for a while now. Think of all the additional electricity needs that an average homeowner might have today. From the not-so-much-a-luxury-anymore: high-resolution TVs, high-performing PCs, and HVAC units, to the maybe-a-luxury-but-it’s-so-nice-to-have: hot tubs, saunas, and pool heating systems.
Home charging stations are another type of appliance or electrical load on circuits that are already in high demand. The electrical need of an EV is almost always the reason estimates for a charging station or EVSE installation will get expensive for the single-family homeowner, and why there can be an extraordinary cost to making a multi-family property EV-ready.
RVE developed the DCC to safely manage these loads using a smart-switch technology in a compact device that gets “plugged into” the infrastructure already in place – meaning minimal upgrades. Anytime an appliance that’s wired to the DCC consumes more than 80% of a panel’s capacity, the appliance will shut down until the panel is below the threshold for 15 minutes.