Benefits of Charging Management System - Smart Charging
The number of electric vehicles in India is constantly increasing. But how do charging stations infrastructure manage to cope with this growth?
If the traditional charging station is well known to drivers of electric vehicles, the smart charging station is a new advantageous charging method. It is increasingly appealing to individuals and businesses. Connected to the network, the smart terminal transmits and analyzes various information related to the electrical network of the house or building and the vehicle to optimize the recharging of the latter, to avoid any exceeding of the energy capacity. To do this, there are three types of smart terminals, each with significant advantages. The Kazam EVCS makes sync with load balancing at the time of charging. Kazam Chargers monitor total load by communicating with the central cloud. You can take advantage of the public Kazam EV network, which is available throughout the city to avoid the rush of the petrol pump. Let's find out.
What is a smart charging station for an electric vehicle?
Smart charging stations are a new way to charge your electric vehicle. Indeed, these devices are excellent means of optimizing the recharging of one's car as their connection to the network allows easier and more appropriate energy management. The great advantage of the smart charging station is that it allows its user to manage the energy he wants to allocate to charging his vehicle, taking into account the electricity needs of other devices in the house or building running on this same network. This easy management promotes energy savings and optimizes the recharging of the electric car. The smart charging station is a specific terminal equipped with a suitable module that allows the vehicle, once plugged in, to be connected to the network. The terminal transmits information via the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to a mobile application or a dedicated management platform. This information can relate to the charging time, power, speed, but also the total capacity of the home network and the needs of other devices in operation. The network manager analyzes them and adapts the recharging of the electric vehicle according to the results obtained to allow the owner to optimize the charging time while saving energy.
With the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), new charging solutions are emerging. In particular, the advent of the smart terminal is changing our use of electric charging. But what are the real advantages of this type of smart charging compared to the standard terminal? Why choose a smart terminal?
Benefits of Smart Charging
A Smart Electric terminal connected to its user
Unlike the standard terminal, the smart terminal is said to be connected. In other words, its operation requires an Internet connection that allows the terminal to send various data to its user (duration, speed or power of the recharge, etc.) thanks to a digital platform or directly to the interface of the device terminal. For companies, this information will be valuable for correctly billing the cost of recharging to the customer. It will also help to determine the exact electricity consumption by cars in a company fleet, or for distributing the available energy between several groups of buses. The smart terminal also offers remote access to the management and control parameters of its energy use. Thus, by wisely handling this connectivity, the user will be able to lower the operating costs of his terminal.
Balanced and Charing sharing
Indeed, companies with several charging stations will be able to use smart stations to distribute the available energy capacity equitably. By managing the flow of electricity in this way and by balancing the charging power according to peaks and overloads, the smart terminal enables charging to be optimized without exceeding the capacity of the network, or even of the electrical panel. An essential option for load sharing is when simultaneously recharging two electric vehicles on two terminals connected to the same circuit breaker.
The Shared Terminal
In addition, some smart charging station models make it possible to activate the addition of users; a really interesting option for public or shared terminals. For example, the tenants of a multi-unit building using a shared charging station could then calculate and appropriately distribute the charging costs between the different users. Some companies will thus be able to better control the access of a certain portion of their customers to electric charging (free or chargeable) thanks to the smart terminal.
An always “Functional Terminal”
Since it is connected to its user, the smart terminal quickly communicates technical problems relating to its use. It also offers remote updating of certain functionalities which may be essential to ensure the future compatibility of the charging station with new electric vehicles on the market. If you are considering the integration of this type of charging solution within your business or even at your home, Kazam may help you.
Why Kazam Charging Management Software?
Kazam Charging Management Software analyzes load management software with fueling costs and helps you to grow as a fleet company. With Kazam CMS you not only just analyze but also manage all your charging stations at one go. Kazam CMS also offers a developer dashboard with API integration. It will help you to get a mobile App or your EVCS portal. One of the advantages of using Kazam CMS is that it is not only compatible with Kazam Chargers but you can connect it to all OCPP chargers.