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Manual: Volt Time

On this page you will find the steps to connect the Volt Time charger to the E-Flux by Road platform.

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Written by Sjoerd Kortekaas
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On this page you will find the steps to connect the Volt Time charger to the E-Flux by Road platform.

Configuration Requirements

Follow the steps

Step 1: After safe installation, apply voltage to the charging station as shown in the Online installation guide (4. installation.) or the Quick Installation guide. Wait until the LED lights up green. This means that the charging station has been started up properly.

Step 2. Connect a laptop or phone to the WiFi network that starts with VoltTimeXXXXXXX. You can find the password of the WiFi network on the sticker that’s inside of the charging station.

Step 3: Enter https://10.10.0.1 in the search bar of your browser or scan the QR code on the side of the charging station. You will then be directed to the configurator. Log into the webinterface with the Installer login details that you will find in the inside of the charging station.

Step 4: On the CSMS page in the Configurator, you will find all settings concerning the back office. On this page you can check the backend connection status under CSMS connection status (see screenshot below).

Step 5: Please fill in the following settings to connect the charger to the E-Flux by Road backend:

  • CSMS Server Address: ws://ocpp.e-flux.nl/1.6/e-flux

  • Charger Identity: Fill in the unique serial number of the charger -> (VT_XXXXXXX)

  • Sound Notification: Enable or Disable the sound of the RFID scanner

  • RFID Enabled: Enable or Disable the RFID scanner

  • Offline Authorization: Enable or Disable the connection to the backoffice

  • Default id Tag: Fill in the RFID UID of your charge card if you’ve disabled the RFID scanner. You can contact your charge card provider to request the UID / RFID code of the chargecard. The UID code should look like this: 04FF3XXXXX6580.

Press Save to save the settings. The charging station will now attempt to establish a connection with the E-Flux by Road backend. The status of the connection is displayed at the top of the page.

Step 6: Go to the Network in the Configurator to configure the network settings. You can connect the Volt Time charger to the internet via Ethernet, WiFi or a mobile network (GPRS or 4G LTE-M).

  • Ethernet: The first thing you will find is the Ethernet settings. These settings are normally filled in for you if you have set the DHCP button to dynamic. This means that the charger automatically receives an IP address from the router as soon as an Ethernet cable (at least CAT5(e)) is connected between the Internet port of the communication card and the router.

  • WiFi: Secondly, you will find the WiFi settings. Activate WiFi with the remote router by completing the following steps:

  1. Activate WiFi via an external router by switching on the WiFi button

  2. Click on Refresh list to display the available WiFi networks

  3. Click on the WiFi network and then on Use as WiFi SSID. - The WiFi network is automatically entered under WiFi SSID

  4. Enter the password for the external WiFi network under WiFi PSK

  5. WiFi DNS can be left open

  6. Activate DHCP

  7. Ad-Hoc should be deactivated.

  8. Press Save

  9. Check the status of the WiFi connection under WiFi Status

Attention: Remember that you must first connect to the remote WiFi network on your phone before you can find the charging station again. Use an IP scanner to find the IP address of the charging station (e.g. the FING app on Android) and scan the available networks. You should look for the network name consisting of "RAY-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" in this list. Enter this IP address in your browser bar. We recommend connecting the source to the home network after the full configuration has been done and the charging station has been tested by the authorised installer, so that the installer does not need to do any further configuration and does not need to be in the configurator again.

  • Mobile network (GPRS or 4G LTE-M): The third way for the charging station to connect to the internet is via the mobile network (GPRS or 4G LTE-M). To connect to the internet via the mobile network, a SIM card must be inserted, which is supplied by the back office providers. Once the sim card is inserted, follow this step-by-step plan:

  1. Insert the SIM card into the SIM card slot on the right side of the upper computer board

  2. In the installation programme, go to the Network page and scroll to the Modem section

  3. Enter the correct APN data as shown in the screenshot below

  4. Press Save

  5. Press Reload to restart the modem

  6. After restarting the modem, the Sim Status shows SIM OK. This means that a correct connection with the SIM card provider has been established.

Note: The charging station automatically connects to the best mode of the Internet connection. If all three options are activated, the charging station automatically switches between the internet options and selects the option with the strongest internet connection. In most cases, this will be via an Ethernet cable. If one connection fails, the charging station automatically switches to another available connection.

If you are the installer of the charging station, go to step 7. If you are the owner of the charging station, go to step 8.

Step 7: Complete the following steps to activate the station on the E-Flux by Road platform:

  1. Login to your Field Service Account or create a Field Service Account via www.e-flux.io/installer-signup*.

  2. Go to “Setup New EVSE” in the menu on the left and enter the serial number or OCPP ID of the station.

  3. Click on “Setup charging station”.

  4. Click on Upload Configuration, then click Next.

  5. Choose and define the connector type, and choose “Save Connector Configuration”.

  6. The charging station is now activated and ready to be registered by the owner!

*A Field Service Account is for installers only and will be used as a point of contact for technical tickets.

Step 8: Complete the following steps to register the station on the E-Flux by Road platform:

  1. Ask your installer to complete Step 7 to finish the configuration of your charger, or call E-Flux by Road to finish the configuration.

  2. Create an E-Flux by Road account by going to www.e-flux.io/signup.

    • Is this charging station facilitated by your employer? Check your email for the invitation.

  3. Follow the steps to add the location and register your charging station.

  4. Put the sticker with the QR code on the charging station so it’s easier to identify the station if you need support.

  5. The charging station is now registered and ready to be used!

The charging station is now connected to the E-Flux by Road platform!

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