What is Scheduled Power Control
The scheduled power control function is semi-dynamic solution which allow you to control the available current of the installation based on an hourly schedule.
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.
It can also separate weekdays from weekends, so that there are two different hourly schedules.
Why use the Scheduled Power Control function
- For limiting the total available power in peak hours.
- To create an optimal power management system to ensure that the building does not exceed it power quota.
- As "opening hours" for charging, to ensure that no available charging current is available after the business is closed.
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.
How to use Scheduled Power Control
Note: The scheduled power control function is available for installation owners and service partners in the applicable installation in the cloud solution, Zaptec Portal. This ensures that no unauthorised personnel adjusts or incorrectly sets the schedule.
- 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 must be checked if you want the same scheduler to apply in the weekend as well (if left unchecked, then you need to create a schedule for the weekend)