1. In case of one vehicle
When one vehicle is connected, it will change with the full available capacity that the charging station can deliver. Load Balancing is not active in this situation.
2. In case of two vehicles
When two cars are connected that demand in more capacity than the electrical installation can deliver, the charging station will activate Load Balancing. This way, the connection is protected against overload while the cars can still be charged. In the situation, the capacity will be divided over the two vehicles equally.
3. In case of one vehicle with a high capacity and one with a regular capacity
When two vehicles are connected of which one minimally requires half of the charging capacity, the charging station will divide the availability energy to charge both vehicles. The charging station will supply the high capacity vehicle with power first and will supply the rest of the available energy to the other vehicle.
4. In case of two vehicles with high capacity
When both vehicles with high capacity demand more than half of the available power, the charging station will activate ‘Time Sharing’. This means that the vehicles will alternate charging at full power every 15 minutes.
With the increasing range of electric vehicles, charging capacities are increasing as well. Without smart solutions, expensive investments have to be made to upgrade the electrical installation. With Load Balancing, we offer a solution for powerful charging with a cost efficient connection.
Load Balancing is ultimately suited for, among others, office buildings, where more than
one electric vehicle is being charged and where it is not feasible to increase the capacity
of the electrical installation.
Flexible division of the charging capacity
Save on connection costs through smart control of the charging station.
With an Alfen charging station, you can save money on connection costs. The smart electronics in the charging station are suited for ‘Load Balancing’. This means that the charger monitors the maximum charging capacity and divides the available energy over the connected vehicles.
This allows for a more powerful charging station to be installed on a cost efficient connection without having to make expensive investments or a risk of overloading the installation.