Table of Contents
Updated by Leah
1. Configuration on the online portal
Charging stations must belong to an electrical zone that regulates their current. In general, a zone is limited by a 63A circuit breaker to which one or more terminals are connected.
Under Electrical Zones , first create a zone with maximum current and associate one or more Dynamic Load Management (DLM) meters.
It is possible to create one or more zones depending on the configuration of the parking lot.
The purpose of associating one or more DLM meters to a zone is to limit the current of this zone according to other non-controllable loads. For example, in the case where the zone is connected behind the commons meter, a DLM meter is added to the commons. See connection diagram .
If a meter is installed at the start of the zone and only measures the zone, do not select it as the DLM meter.
Select the meter closest to the zone as the consumption meter (for example Meter 11 in the diagram above).
It is necessary to correctly define the amperage of the selected DLM meter in the meter settings under Meters .
Next, create the charging stations in Charging Stations and assign them to the Gateway and the zone to which they are connected.
Under the Name field, enter your unique OCPP identifier. This is its serial number for ABB Terra (ex. TACW1142021G1XYZ).
Select the ABB Terra model for ABB terminals or standard OCPP for other models (Schneider, Easee etc.).
2. Terminal configuration
The Climkit system is compatible with charging stations equipped with the OCPP communication protocol.
Depending on the manufacturers, the terminals are configured via their internal web server (accessible with the IP address of the terminal) or via a mobile application (iOS or Android) as is for example the case for the ABB Terra AC or Schneider terminals .
Configure the OCPP terminal with the URL of the OCPP Climkit server which corresponds to the IP address of the Climkit Gateway (static IP) and port 9000. For example:
Then insert in the Climkit online portal under the
nom of the terminal the unique OCPP identifier of the terminal with which it connects to the OCPP server. ABB Terra have an identifier like “TACW2242920G0720”.
Here is an example with the identifier "A22113020017":
OCPP Climkit Remote Server
When no Climkit Gateway is installed, it is possible to connect a terminal directly to the Climkit online portal via the OCPP remote server.
This configuration makes it possible to manage metering, user authentication via RFID badges and billing, but not dynamic load management for which a Gateway is essential.
Insert the URL of the OCPP remote server into the terminal configuration:
Create a Gateway of type
ocpp-remote in the online portal, create the terminal with its unique identifier under the Name field and associate it with this Gateway.
This configuration is mandatory with Easee or Zaptec type terminals which cannot be connected locally to a Climkit gateway.
Connect to the Gateway's internal web server .
Check the internet connection of the gateway and the connection of the terminal to the Gateway.
Users cannot badge
Look for the keyword
Authorizing request and the serial number of the terminal in the logs under Charge Points .
If the badge is still refused, manually update the list of badges on the Gateway by clicking on Update configuration .
DLM meter reading problem
DLM counters are not read. Error message :
DLM meters can't be read: "Last Main meter continuous reading: last reading older than ... seconds"
DLM meters (e.g. Introduction) must communicate periodically with the service that manages the charging stations, so that zones can regulate their power accordingly. To be checked :
- The service which constantly reads DLM meters has crashed. Restart the service and check if it remains on (green indicator at the top right of Charge points ).
- The DLM counter cannot be read. Check the bus connection by trying to manually read this meter under the Meters tab via its unique Modbus address.
Users can charge, but slowly (6A)
This is a fail-safe behavior: when the zone does not know the state of the DLM meters, it sets the load current to 6A.
- Check the amperage set for the meter in the online portal.
- Check that the counter(s) are read (see above).