In a condo, DCC-9 is necessary when the electrical panel is at a full capacity and the unit’s electric meter is accessible from the parking space.
In a home, DCC-10 is needed, rather than a panel upgrade that would otherwise be required.
DCC is an electrical component specifically designed to allow the addition of an EV charging unit to an existing panel at a full load – but it is not an EV charger.
DCC-9 permits charger installations in condo’s/apartments where the electrical panel is physically far from the parking spot.
DCC-10 simplifies charger installation in a home where the panel is at a full capacity.
DCC allows the connection of any EV charger to a fully loaded panel by managing the energy available at any given time, whether in a home or in a condo.
- DCC does a real-time reading of the total power consumption of a home or condo electrical panel;
- It detects when the total power consumption of the main circuit breaker exceeds 80% and temporarily de-energizes the charger.
- When DCC detects that the total power consumption of the electrical panel is less than 80% for more than 15 minutes it automatically re-energizes the charger.
DCC will only allow power to be delivered to the EV charger if the total demand of the panel is below its full capacity.
In the United States: The NEMA 14-50 is for a 40A continuous load, which means that a 50A breaker is needed. DCC-10-50A and DCC-9-50A are the models recommended for use.
In Canada: The NEMA 14-50 are for a 32A continuous load, which means that a 40A breaker is needed. DCC-10-40A and DCC-9-40A are the models recommended for use.
We generally see installations within the electrical room, however it is not uncommon to see exterior installations using the DCC-9-3R and DCC-10-3R.
DCC is compliant with National Electric Code (NEC) 70-619 Article 750.
Certifications: UL Listed and CSA (CAN/USA C22.2 14-13 UL 508, 17th Ed.)
Local inspectors may not always be familiar with this Energy Management System. It is recommend to share DCC specifications with inspectors, prior to purchase, for familiarization and approval..
Any questions by a local inspector can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, we recommend employing a licensed electrician for any related electrical work.
Certifications: UL 508 and also CSA 22.2 No. 14.
DCC is available in the United States and Canada.
A local distributor can be found on our Distributors page.
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Each purchase of a DCC includes shipping. Once your order is confirmed, please allow 48 hours for processing prior to shipment.
Shipping to the United States: 5 to 9 business days.*
Shipping within Canada: 3 to 5 business days.
Kindly note that these timelines may be affected during the holidays.
*Customs and carrier services may affect delivery dates and times.
RVE is the founding company behind the DCC product line up. We are a team of passionate EV advocates who believe that everyone should have easy and reliable access to power for sustainable transport.