Configuration for ChargePilot for current firmware version

This document indicates the critical configurations in the wallbox which serve the interoperability with the ChargePilot, e.g. smart charging.

Firmware version

1.8p1

Last change on

Status

RELEASED


Network settings

The ABL web portal can be accessed by entering the wallbox IP-address in the web browser.

On the web page you can change the role to installer at “Change role” for Admin/Edit mode.

  • Direct connection to the wallbox

    1. Connect your Ethernet cable to the RJ45-port under the cover of the wallbox (next to GMS module)

    2. Change your IP-address of your Ethernet adapter to 169.254.1.2

    3. Open your web browser and type in 169.254.1.1:8300

  • Indirect connection to the wallbox via a DHCP server

    1. Connect your Ethernet cable to the router which is also connected to the wallbox and the DHCP server

    2. Open your web browser and type in <wallbox IP>:8300. The wallbox IP-address can be found in the micro service “dhcp” logs of balena (a reboot of the wallbox is required).
      You can use port forwarding to reach the wallbox when this function is activated.

The DHCP functionality should be activated on the ABL web portal

Role change

DHCP settings

The following properties of the wallbox can be configured on the ABL web portal.

OCPP settings

OCPP connection

  1. Go to Connectivity → OCPP

  2. Configure the following entries

    1. OCPP Version: 1.6

    2. URL: the IP of our controller (default: ws://172.22.0.1:9000)

    3. ChargeBox ID: the serial number of the wallbox, e.g. 3W226302616

    4. Basic authentication password: used if the wallbox is connected to a backend

  3. Click the “Save“ button

OCPP configuration

Generall settings

  1. Go to Operation → General

  2. Set Operation mode: “Online-Backend Mode”

  3. Click “Save” button

  4. Set Present after blackout: “Stop charging”

  5. Set Present before blackout: “Stop charging”

  6. Set Present before downtime limit: “Stop charging”

  7. Click the “Save” button

Authorization settings

  1. Go to Operation → OCPP configuration → tick the entries under the Authorization Settings :

    1. Lock early

    2. Free charging when offline

    3. Local authorization if offline

    4. Shorten UIDs

  2. Click the “Save” button

When the entry Free charging is ticked as active, the entry UID for free charging must be set to “PLUGANDCHARGE”

Charging station settings

Charging-Installation

  1. Go to Products → Installation → Click on the “Edit” icon under Actions

  2. Set the product properties

    1. Bus-Id: 1

  3. Set connector properties

    1. left: P-1, and the phase rotation

    2. right: P-2, and the phase rotation

  4. Set current upper limit of the group installation (LIM-SL-1)

    1. type: static

    2. Maximum Value: power limit of the controller (master) in the charging cluster, according to the protocol

  5. Set current upper limit of the product (LIM-PL-1)

    1. type: static

    2. Maximum Value: fuse of the wallbox, according to the protocol

  6. Click the save icon (✔ )

Group maximal current synchronization:

  • Click the “Create new configuration” button

  • Click the “Perform reconfiguration” button

  • The Maximal current in Load management (see next section) will be synchronized with the value of LIM-SL-1

Extended information about the phase rotation: [ABL emH3] Internal Phase Rotation

Load management

  1. Go to Operation → Load Management

  2. Set Control algorithm: Group Loadsetter Standard Edition

  3. Set Maximal current: 32 A

  4. Click the “Save” button

The maximal current setting can be omitted if the synchronization with the value of LIM-SL-1 in Charging-Installation is done

APN Settings

  1. Go to Connectivity → Cellular

  2. Make sure the Access point name (APN) and the Username fields are empty

  3. Set the entry GSM force reconnect (24h) inactive

  4. Click the “Save” button

The ABL stations later than 2019 do NOT support this functionality anymore.

Firmware update

  1. Check the firmware of the charger in “Station“ → About

    1. Download the latest firmware here: https://www.ablmobility.de/en/service/downloads.php under Software → Software Controller charging stations→ Software update

    2. Go to Maintenance→ System → Software Update → search for the downloaded firmware and upload the file

  2. The current firmware version is shown in Overview → About → Detailed Software Versions