Load Management

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Load Management Frequently Asked Questions

How much is load management?

For pricing on load management, we recommend reaching out to us about your project needs so we can provide you with the best solution and pricing on load management. Please contact us at sales@ocularcharging.com.au for more information

Which chargers can you use with load management?

All chargers except for our LTE range can utilise load management.

Do I need load management?

Load management is highly recommended for projects that are adding on multiple chargers to a distribution network that shares power with other appliances.

Contact us sales@ocularcharging.com.au if you need further support.

Can I add load management onto my existing EV chargers?

With the installation of additional EV chargers, this can be done, however it is rather difficult to do for existing chargers. We recommend installing load management prior to the original chargers being installed. This will help future proof your project with future charger installations.

Is the Load Management System Hardware or Software Based?

The hardware element of load management monitors readings from CT clamps and sends data to each individual EV charger in order to regulate their charging speeds based on the available power in the distribution network.

The software element of load management provides information on system operation to the operator. If your system of EV chargers is connected via OCPP, the readings and commands from the load controller will be relayed to the EV chargers via their internet connection.

Why do I need load management

Prevent local network disruptions

Load management can prevent overloading of essential devices and minimise the wear & tear of circuitry by ensuring the network of EV chargers never overdraw from the power distribution system they are connected to.

Improve existing electrical infrastructure

Can operate additional EV Chargers to a DB network without upgrading existing electrical infrastructure i.e., distribution boards, wiring etc.

Reduce associated power costs

Load management can allow for scheduling charging times outside of peak loading periods, avoiding the rates associated with electricity usage during peak hours.

What is Load Management?

Load management is required when the power consumption from the EV chargers will exceed a building’s existing electrical supply infrastructure. Load management is more suited for residential complexes such as apartments, retail areas and commercial buildings where a large number of chargers may be installed. Load management is fast becoming a standard feature when it comes to EV charging operation globally and in Australia.

Load management can be divided into 2 categories static and active, see more on the load management page. For more information, feel free to reach out to us at sales@ocularcharging.com.au to see which load management is best suited for your project.