Delay controller Upgrade Pak for Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO unit on order (waiting for build)
This is an Order Upgrade Pak for pending Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO orders of any number, it adds a Delay Controller to a Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO. If this Upgrade Pak is ordered after 2 business days (M-F) from the original order you must contact BSA Electronics first to see if your original order qualifies as it may be to far along into the build process. This Upgrade Pak is not for existing Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO's that are already built.
You must have a Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO on order FIRST or in your cart before adding this Upgrade Pak, purchasing this upgrade doesn't include a Dryer Buddy unit, it is an Upgrade Pak as titled.
The Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO's switch over point is approximately 3.5amps. This Upgrade Pak adds a delay controller to prevent rapid switching of the EVSE outlet if the appliance load (your Dryer or a second Electric Vehicle Charging Station) is hovering right around the 3.5amp crossover point. Some high efficiency Dryers such as the Bosch Series 800 Max do this and ALL Electric vehicles do this as the battery nears full and the charge rate slows down.
If your Dryer has a steam function and you use it, then you will want the Delay Controller
Once the Dryers load is below 3.5amps the Delay Controller will delay the EVSE outlet from coming on for the set time. The delay is set at approximately 5 mins. but may be set longer upon request.
You would also want the Delay Controller if you are using the Buddy with two EVSE's to charge two Electric Vehicles. This is because at the end of charging our EV's slowly ramp their power draw down.
What is a Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO?
The Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO is a fully automatic 2-way switcher based on the original Dryer Buddy Plus It allows you to share your dryer outlet with your EVSE without having to flip any switches. Basic operation is simple, the Dryer outlet is always live and the EVSE outlet is only live when there is enough amperage available to charge your EV. When the Dryer is off it is drawing little to no amps so the EVSE outlet is switched on allowing your EV to charge. If the Dryer is turned on at any time then the EVSE outlet is switched off, when the Dryer is done, power is restored to the EVSE outlet and if your EV needs charging it will resume charging. Designed so other members of the house don't have to understand anything technical to use the Dryer when they need to do a load of laundry. Great for apartment dwellers, temp housing or an easy hookup at a friend’s/relatives house.
Note: Some high efficiency Dryers such as the Bosch Series 800 Max slowly ramp the speed of the motor and don't draw significant current (over 3.5 amps) while running which will cause the Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO to switch the EVSE outlet off or it may switch several times in a short period. The Delay Controller Upgrade Pak solves this issue.
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