Introducing ICC Advanced Power Management, the all-in-one solution to intelligently manage the power coming from you solar system.  APM consists of 4 WiFi-controlled switches that constantly look at your solar system and can make smart decisions based on a range of thresholds that you control.  Using an IFTT (If This Then That) approach, we can automatically decide when to turn certain devices in your home of or off.

A wide range of variables from your solar system can be chosen as inputs for the decision making process like:

Grid Volts
Grid Watts
Inverter Volts
Load Watts
Time Control
Time Range Control
Battery Volts
Battery Amps
Battery Watts
PV Watts
State of Charge

The above make it easy for the end user to quickly program how they want the system to behave in different circumstances.  Below are a few use examples of what you can do with APM, although the possibilities are endless:

  1.  Let’s say we have one switch configured on the swimming pool pump, and we want the pump to run between 10:00 and 15:00 every day, but only if the batteries are more than 80% charged.  This will ensure that the pool pump will only run during the specified time IF the batteries attained at least 80% charge.  Should it be an overcast day, and those conditions are not met, the pump simply wont’ run. This scenario can be configured as follow:
Pool Pump
  1.  Another example would be to protect the batteries from accidentally draining while you are not there.  In this scenario we have two switches connected to aircons, which are only allowed to run while there is grid backup.  If grid power should go off at any point, the aircons will immediately be prevented from running, ensuring that you you don’t leave your house with the aircons running and come back to flat batteries because of a grid outage 10 minutes after you left.  To do this we can simply program APM as follow:
Aircon 1
Aircon 2
  1.  As another example, let’s say that you have your kitchen all on one circuit breaker in your DB, but on that circuit you have a dishwasher, kettle, microwave and your fridge.  In this scenario we want to have all our devices available, but as soon as the SOC of the batteries reach 80%, we should prevent the dishwasher from being used.  At 70% SOC the kettle should stop working as well, and at 50% SOC, the microwave should no longer  be used, but at all times the fridge should remain running to prevent the food in it from being spoiled.  To accomplish this with APM, we simply need to program the system to look at the SOC of the batteries and decide whether or not to turn off the respective switch.  This is done as follow:
  1.  As a final example, we can also use time to turn certain devices on and off, ignoring the different metrics in the system.  This is useful for automating certain tasks in your home, such as boiling the kettle 3 minutes before you have to get up, or turning the sprinkler system on and off at a certain time:
Auto Boil Kettle
Sprinkler System