Smart tech to avoid home blackouts while charging EVs

An intelligent technology which allows householders to charge electric vehicles (EV) while avoiding blackouts has been launched. ‘eHome BeOn’ consists of a charging equipment and a sensor device, both of which […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

An intelligent technology which allows householders to charge electric vehicles (EV) while avoiding blackouts has been launched.

‘eHome BeOn’ consists of a charging equipment and a sensor device, both of which regulate energy consumption of EVs at home.

The sensor device sends control signals to the charging equipment which adjusts the EV’s electricity usage if the house is close to being overloaded.

The technology has been developed by Spanish-based firm Circontrol.

The firm said: “One of the main problems that electric vehicle users find while trying to charge their cars at home is that a potential non-expected over-consumption may cause a blackout.

“This is because the electric consumption is shared with the rest of the electrical devices installed at home. eHome BeON synchronises the electric vehicle charge with the house.”

In the UK, a project to understand how plug-in electric vehicles charge at home in harmony with the electricity grid has been launched.