EGO Smart Heater.
The EGO Smart Heater is a fully automated insert heating element that stores excess photovoltaic energy as hot water. What makes this EGO system “smart” is the incorporation of intelligent electronics. As well as being easy to install, the insert heating element is also environmentally friendly as it optimizes self-generated electricity supplies for users’ own consumption.
The EGO Smart Heater can be combined with a photovoltaic installation, an energy management system or other external control devices. External controls supply the EGO Smart Heater with information on the power level that is currently available, and the Smart Heater then adjusts its output accordingly in increments of 500 W, up to a maximum of 3,500 W. This is made possible by three separate heating circuits with different capacities, and allows the EGO Smart Heater to use any electricity that has not been consumed on site.
The EGO Smart Heater is designed to be installed in a hot water storage tank. It links to external controls via a data line, and connects to the home network via an ordinary power socket. This allows the energy from a photovoltaic installation to be put to good use.
The EGO Smart Heater is installed in the hot water storage tank, replacing any existing insert heating element as this would no longer be needed as an auxiliary heater. The EGO Smart Heater links to external controls via a data line, and connects to the home network via an ordinary power socket.
For a complete system, controls such as the SolarLogTM from Solare Datensysteme GmbH or the Energy Manager from B-control can be used. If an energy management system or controls with an RS485 interface are already available, the EGO Smart Heater can be connected very easily using the standardized Modbus RTU protocol.