When a new charger is connected or you want to edit an existing one Station settings is the place to go. In this view you can edit information that is shown for customers, as well as some more technical stuff if you wish.
Station settings can be found from the top navigation under Settings - Station list. The list runs from oldest to newest so recently added ones are on the last page. In the list view you can search for stations, show only the ones connected during the last month etc. The listing shows the EVSE-ID of the station on the left, the CBID in the middle and the given name on the left. By default chargers are shown with a timestamp of the first connection as its name (e.g. Created 2017-11-01 11:34). Note that if a station has more than one EVSE the list will show them separately. So for example a two sided AC charger with a possibility to charge two cars simulateously will be shown as two entries in the list.
Updating charger information
To view and change the charger name, update its address, coordinates and other details, first step is to find it from the list either manually or through search. Once you find what you were looking for click More info button right next to the charger to see its details. If you're into editing the details, the pen icon on the left will give you the power to edit the fields.
Next up we will describe what are the fields and what is their effect.
Station settings explained
Identity: The CBID of the station. Cannot be configured from the admin system but comes directly from the charger internal configuration. Editing this from the charger will lead to a new station entry in the system. Is only shown in the admin system so not visible for end customers.
Name: Given name of the charging station. This name will be shown for customers so a recommendation is to describe the place but still be brief. So for example if a charger is located at the parking lot of Market ABC, a good name could be Market ABC.
Address: The street address of the charger location. This information is shown for the customers. It does not affect the map location but is rather an informative field.
City: The city where the charger is located. Shown for customers in the applications.
Location: A more detailed description of the location. This is not shown for customers but can be used by for example customer service to instruct users.
Location ID: Defines which chargers should be shown in a same location under one map marker. If there is only one charger at the site, the Location ID must be the four-digit number of the station. If there are two or more chargers on site, the Location ID must be set the same for all chargers and must be the station number of one of the chargers in location. So if chargers 1234, 1235 and 1236 are located on the same parking lot with same coordinates, if Location ID is set individual the map markers are stacked on top of each other. By setting the Location ID to 1234 for all chargers, they will be grouped under one marker at the location.
GPS Coordinates: Defines the map marker location in applications and admin system map view. Coordinates must be set in decimal degree format (e.g. 41.40338, 2.17403). The recommended accuracy is four decimals and the maximum characters in coordinate string is 20 characters (including separators).
Contact person: A local contact person for maintenance purposes. Usually a contact person that is reached out if there's some issue that would need e.g. local reboot of the charger.
Open hours: Indicates when the charger can be accessed. Is shown for end customers in applications but does not restrict usage outside of the set hours. Usually set as 24/7 if the location is public.
CPO: Selection for the Charge Point Owner. Defined to whom the charger belongs to.
Sim number: An informative field to keep track on the SIM cards within the system. Depending on the SIM card type can be used for maintenance / remote access if necessary.
Model: Charging station model which is automatically defined by the communication from the charger. It is not recommended to change this value as it affects directly to the communication between the charger and the backend system.
Last connect: A value stating when the charger has last been connected to the backend. Helps debugging connection issues if the charger is offline.
Connector: If station has multiple connectors this value defines which one is in question. This defines to which connector the remote commands are sent so it is not recommended to change this value if not entirely sure.
Max charging power, kW: Information on the maximum power output of the charger. This is an informative value which is shown also for customers.
Accessibility: Additional information on who can use the charger.
Reservable: Defines whether customers are allowed to make 15 minute reservation for the charger before starting the charging session.
Free usage: Allows charging with any RFID card if activated. If not active, the RFID is checked from the customer database and charging is allowed only if the RFID number is found in the database.
VPN: Must be enabled if the charger is connected towards an AWS cloud endpoint. By default new chargers will always be connected to AWS server instead of local one so the setting should be enabled.
Onetime payment: Enable/disable single payment option from charger. By default customers can use chargers also through single payment but this selection can limit the usage to only registered customers.
Parking sensor: Experimental feature, defines which kind of parking sensor is used with the charger to update it's availability status. Requires a separate parking sensor on site.
Software version: Firmware version used, communicated by the charger.