Upgrade pak for RV Buddy, Electric Range Buddy, Welder Buddy on order (waiting for build) to Plus AUTO version
This is an Order Upgrade Pak for pending RV Buddy, Electric Range Buddy, Welder Buddy orders of any number. This does two things, it upgrades the order to a Plus AUTO version. It also increases the enclosure from 6x6x4 to 8x8x4 for the extra hardware inside. If this Upgrade Pak is ordered after 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 essential allows you to pay the difference in cost between the base Buddy unit and the Buddy Plus AUTO variant. If you originally chose the meter option, you will have the meter on this AUTO version. This Upgrade Pak is not for existing Buddy's that are already built. This Upgrade Pak is not for existing Buddy's that are already built.
You must have a Buddy on order FIRST or in your cart before adding this Upgrade Pak, purchasing this upgrade doesn't include a Buddy, it is an Upgrade Pak as titled.
The pic shown is of a Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO #11 with the meter option and is only for illustration purposes to show the label and blue status LED. Your unit will have the power cord, outlets and meter as you order it.
What is a RV Buddy, Electric Range Buddy, Welder Buddy Plus AUTO? The new fully automatic 50amp Buddy unit is here!
The Plus AUTO is a fully automatic 2-way switcher based on the original Buddy Plus, It allows you to share your 50amp outlet with your EVSE without having to flip any switches. Basic operation is simple, the 1st outlet is always live and the EVSE outlet (on the right) is only live when there is enough amperage available to charge your EV. When the appliance or unit plugged into outlet #1 is off or at standby it is drawing little to no amps so the EVSE outlet is switched on allowing your EV to charge. If the Appliance or unit plugged into outlet #1 is turned on at any time and draws approximately 3.5amps or more then the EVSE outlet is switched off, when the Appliance or unit plugged into outlet #1 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 appliance or unit plugged into outlet #1. Great for apartment dwellers, temp housing or an easy hookup at a friend’s/relative’s house.
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.
See my demo video here for an example of how the Plus AUTO switching happens: https://youtu.be/tWbsAitIe4I
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