DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING
The THOR dynamic load balancing system is designed to manage the power requirements of multiple charging stations when the total rated power requirement of the charging stations exceeds the power capacity of the parking area or the power capacity of the building.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
THOR Dynamic Load Balancer Solution is a Java application that runs on the installs directly on to the customers PC. It is not a hardware solution. Each charging station is connected to the customers’ network and is allocated an IP address. THOR connects to each charging station and manages the load station.
An IP address is allocated to each charging station that the owner occupies, and appears as a PC (Personal Computer) on the network.
The software for THOR has the ability to connect to multiple charging stations and efficiently manage the energy load on each charging station
THOR shares out the available power between the charging stations and then reduces the power allocated to each charging station when the power limit is reached.
The power limit is either a hard limit which reflects the maximum amount of power that should be available in the parking area or a dynamic limit which is dependent the maximum amount of power available to the building as a whole.
If the provider has opted to monitor the total consumption of the building and dynamically limit the power to the parking area, Thor will pause some of the charging sessions and queue up new charging sessions if the available power per charging station falls below 1.5 kW. THOR will restore charging sessions when the available power per active charging station is greater than 1.5 kW. The scenario will only occur if the building is using most of the available power.
Some Charging Stations can be designated VIP or priority charging stations. VIP charging stations will operate at full power all the time within an established time slot. VIP charging stations are designed for drivers who have permanent designated paring bays in the car park such as UPark Permanent Reserve Customers.
THOR detects when cars stop charging and redistributes the power.
All charging stations and the building analyser are ethernet enabled and are assigned fixed IP addresses.
THOR is installed on a dedicated Windows PC, XP or greater. THOR can be accessed via Windows remote desktop.
THOR has an easy to understand point and click interface with a host of monitoring, management and reporting features.
THOR can be configured so that existing charging sessions will continue and new charging sessions are paused if the network goes down or the PC goes off-line.