Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO #1 Custom 50A NEMA 14-50 2-way switcher, 3' 14-50 cable to two 14-50 outlets with kWh meter
The fully automatic Electric Range Buddy is here!
Electric Range Buddy allows you to share your Electric Range (Stove top) with your EVSE. The idea is the same as the Dryer Buddy and is useful for people where a Electric Range is located near the garage or parking space. Allows both to share the 50A circuit.
The Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO is a fully automatic 2-way switcher based on the original Electric Range Buddy Plus It allows you to share your Electric Range outlet with your EVSE without having to flip any switches. Basic operation is simple, the Electric Range outlet is always live and the EVSE outlet is only live when there is enough amperage available to charge your EV. When the Electric Range is off it is drawing little to no amps so the EVSE outlet is switched on allowing your EV to charge. If the Electric Range is turned on at any time then the EVSE outlet is switched off, when the Electric Range is done, power is restored to the EVSE outlet and if your EV needs charging it will resume charging. The switch over point is approximately 3.5amps.
Great for apartment dwellers, temp housing or an easy hookup at a friend’s/relative’s house. Housed in a solid 8x8x4 PVC gray box with configurable rear mounting tabs.
Note: Some Appliances slowly ramp their power draw and/or don't draw significant current (over 3.5 amps) while running, which will cause the RV Buddy Plus AUTO, Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO, Welder Buddy Plus AUTO to switch the EVSE outlet off or it may switch several times in a short period. For these Dryers we recommend either the PLUS version, that unit offers manual switching between outlets or adding the Delay Controller Upgrade Pak to the Buddy Plus AUTO unit, The delay kit solves this issue; Delay Controller Upgrade Pak. If you are using a Buddy Plus AUTO unit to share one outlet and charge two EV’s (no Appliance) then you will definitely need the Delay Controller Upgrade Pak.
I used the Blue kWh meter that's an option in my custom build EVSE's. 100A Volts/Amps/Watts/kWh Meter. This keeps track of how much Energy you are using so you know how much $ in electricity you’ve used, by simple multiplying the value by your utilities rate (0.13/kWh here in Vegas) The meter is wired to read system Voltage and only meter the Current flowing through the EVSE outlet, unlike the original Electric Range Buddy where the meter reads all Current flowing through the unit. In this configuration the Kilowatt Hours (kWh's) will only accumulate for Energy flowing through the EVSE outlet (on the right of the face) this value is stored between power outages and may be reset when you like. This allows you to see only the Energy your Electric vehicle has consumed.
Need some extra length between your Electric Range outlet and Electric Range Buddy or between the Electric Range and your Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVSE)? I custom build extension cords to the length your need and with the plug and outlet of your choice, see my extensions in the Adapter’s section for a few models;
Email me with your custom request; firstname.lastname@example.org