What is Scheduled Power Control function
The scheduled power control allows the installation owner or service provider to create a time schedule of the available power of the installation. This can be used to create a pattern, which follows the loads and activity of the building or power grid, and to reduce or increase the available power which is allocated and dedicated to the charging system. The scheduled power control function is semi-dynamic solution which controls the available current based on hourly schedule, it can also separate weekdays from weekends, so that there are two different hourly schedules.
How can the user adjust the Scheduled Power Control function
The scheduled power control function is available for installation owners and service providers in the applicable installation in the cloud solution, ZapCloud. This ensures that no unauthorized personnel adjusts or incorrectly sets the schedule.
It is most functional if the user have an idea of the active load in the building or on the power grid, this way the scheduled power control can be better adapted and timed to reduce the available power during the peak hours of the weekdays and weekends.
Alternatively, it can follow the "general" charging pattern and situation over time, in order to observe, calculate and perform an estimate of available power needed or needed to reduce to obtain better power management.
Why use the Scheduled Power Control function
To limit the total available power in peak hours and create a simple and effective available power scheduler in an easy GUI.
Different ways of using Scheduled Power Control function
There are different ways of using this function, some prefers to use it as is and limited the total available power in peak hours. Others use to create an optimal power management system to ensure that the building does not exceed it power quota. It can also be used as a simple "open" during business hours and "closed" after business hours, to ensure that no available charging current is available after the business is closed.
How the Scheduled Power Control works
- The value set in "Max current per phase" is what is maximum available power in the installation.
- Then you select the hour FROM which you want to reduce, and enter the REDUCED value in Ampere (then the entire installation will be reduced to this value)
- Then you select the hour TO which you want to reduce to, and enter the DESIRED value in Ampere (which will be available after and up to this hour)
- And so on. This can be achieved on an hourly basis
- Then it myst be checked if you want the same scheduler to apply in the weekend as well (if left un-checked, then you need to create a schedule for the weekend)