VEC

VEC Energy Management System

* Single Channel VEC

** Dual Channel VEC

*** Multi Channel VEC

Description

VEC-A-60A  and VEC-A-60A-2C are designed to allow the connection of electrical loads such as EV chargers, A/C units, hot tubs, dryers and other loads, to a panel that is at full capacity without requiring an upgrade.  VEC provides an opportunity to avoid costly upgrades in existing homes and facilities

Specification

VEC Operation

  • The current of lines L1 and L2 is read by two split core current transformers
  • If the real-time power consumption of the panel exceeds 80% of the main circuit breaker capacity, the VEC’s controller (referred to as the ‘VEC’) will, after a short adjustable time delay, de-energize the connected load to the power relay. This is a safety measure to prevent damage to the main electrical panel and ensure that the circuit is not overloaded.
  • The VEC will re-energize the power relay when the power consumption of the main electrical panel falls below 80% of its capacity, taking into account the size of the load and the total power consumption. The re-energizing process will occur after an adjustable time delay.
  • The VEC connects the power relay at a given current and time based on the user’s settings and application.
  • The output of the power relay can be connected to loads such as A/C units, dryers, hot tubs, EV chargers and so on.

Features

  • User can communicate with the VEC through Wi-Fi and change the settings.
  • The wireless connection allows the user to adjust settings and monitor the L1 and L2 currents and timings in real-time.
  • User can change the device’s name and password to enhance security and select a custom device name.
  • An excellent device for Load Management and Load Shedding purposes with Diverse Applications.
  • Upon request, the other model of the VEC can handle load shedding for any range of current or voltage.
  • Advanced Multi-Load Control Capabilities.
  • NEMA – 3R enclosure is available for outdoor installations.
  • Using split core current transformers for ease of installation and connection.
  • CSA Approval

System Block Diagram

Connection Diagram and Wiring

VEC Setup and Monitoring Page

Dual Channels

The Dual-Channel VEC operates on a priority-based system for managing loads. It categorizes each load with a priority level, determining which load takes precedence when there’s limited power available.

Dual Channel VEC operates according to the following sequence:

  • Priority Assignment: Each load connected to Dual-Channel VEC is assigned a priority level. For instance, Load 1 might be designated as a higher priority than Load 2.
  • Power Monitoring: Dual-Channel VEC continuously monitors the available power supply from the source, such as an electrical panel.
  • Load Activation: When sufficient power is available, Dual-Channel VEC activates the load with the highest priority. This load starts drawing power from the source.
  • Time Delay: Dual-Channel VEC includes an adjustable time delay before considering the activation of the next load. This delay allows the system to stabilize after the first load is connected.
  • Second Load Activation: Following any specified delay, if conditions permit the activation of the second load according to priority, it is initiated, and both loads remain connected.
  • Power Shortage Scenario: In the event that there isn’t enough power to sustain both loads, Dual-Channel VEC initiates a load-shedding process.
  • Load Deactivation (Shedding): The load with the lower priority is deactivated first, ceasing its power draw.
  • Power Assessment: Dual-Channel VEC then evaluates if the available power is sufficient to maintain the remaining load. If so, the system continues to operate with the higher priority load.
  • Shutdown of Higher Priority Load if Insufficient Power: In cases where even the power supply is inadequate to sustain the higher priority load, VEC will initiate a shutdown of the higher priority load.
  • Re-evaluation: Depending on Dual-Channel VEC ‘s configuration, it constantly re-evaluates power availability and attempts to re-activate the loads, based on priority and adjustable delays, if conditions improve.

This process continues as long as there’s a power shortage. Dual-Channel VEC ensures that critical loads receive priority power, guaranteeing essential services even in situations of limited power supply.

Dual-Channel VEC Setup and Monitoring

Multi-Channel VEC

Our Multi-Channel Smart Load Sharing and Load Shedding VEC is an intelligent panel crafted specifically for charging multiple electric vehicles or feeding other loads from a shared power source with limited capacity. It excels in ensuring equitable and efficient power distribution among connected devices.

Key Features:

  1. Accurate Current Measurement:

   The VEC is equipped with advanced technology for precise measurement of currents, providing real-time insights into the electricity consumption of each phase or connected electric vehicle/Load.

  2. Multi-Channel Capability:

   Designed with versatility in mind, our device supports multiple channels, ranging from 8 to 24, allowing simultaneous and efficient management of diverse loads.

  3. Equal and Fair Power Distribution:

   Our smart panel excels in the fair distribution of power among connected loads or electric vehicles. It employs intelligent algorithms to ensure that each device receives an equal share of the available electrical capacity.

  4. Built-in Energy Management System:

   The integrated Energy Management System adds a layer of sophistication to the device. This system enables the sharing of electrical capacity, maximizing the utilization of available power and effectively controlling the demand on different power phases.

  5. Optimized Power Phases Demand:

   With a focus on efficiency, our device optimizes power phases demand, preventing overload situations and ensuring a stable and reliable power supply to all connected loads.