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Balancing the Grid: The Role of Charge Modulation in EV Chargers

Electric vehicle (EV) technology is rapidly evolving, and with it, the need for efficient charging solutions. One critical aspect often overlooked is the role of charge modulation in EV chargers. This feature not only enhances the charging process but also protects your vehicle and electrical infrastructure.

What is Charge Modulation?

Charge modulation is a technology used in EV chargers to regulate the flow of electricity during the charging process. It adjusts the charging rate based on various factors, including the vehicle's needs, the capacity of the electrical circuit  and the presence of other loads on the home's electrical system.

Why is Charge Modulation Important?

Without charge modulation, there's a risk of overloading the electrical circuit, which can lead to tripped fuses or, in worst-case scenarios, damage to the electrical system. Charge modulation ensures that the charging process is safe and efficient, preventing these issues.

The Risks of Chargers Without Charge Modulation:

Some cheaper EV chargers on the market do not include charge modulation. While initially more affordable, they can end up costing more in the long run. Owners of these chargers either have to purchase a separate charge modulator or risk damaging their electrical system.

The Benefits of Investing in a Charger with Charge Modulation:

Chargers with built-in charge modulation might be more expensive initially, but they offer significant benefits. They provide peace of mind by protecting your vehicle and home's electrical system. Additionally, they can adjust to varying power availability, ensuring the most efficient charge possible.

At NES, we understand the importance of reliable and safe EV charging. That's why we supply and install ORBIS EV chargers, which all include charge modulators as a standard feature. These chargers are designed to offer you peace of mind, knowing that your EV charging is being managed efficiently and safely. For more information on selecting the right EV charger for your needs, give our team a call or contact us here