OCPP configuration

Operate cFos EVSE as an OCPP client

To do this, click on " cFos EVSE Configuration" and enter the following:

EVSE as OCPP client: activate

IDThe ChargeBox ID set in the backend. If you want to operate the cFos EVSE as an OCPP client in the cFos Charging Manager, this must match the ID that you entered as the "Address" in the cFos Charging Manager for the corresponding EVSE.
serverThe URL of the OCPP backend. If you want to operate the cFos EVSE as an OCPP client in the cFos Charging Manager, enter the IP address of the cFos Charging Manager and the port that you have configured as the OCPP server port in the Charging Manager settings.

Operate an OCPP EVSE with the cFos Charging Manager

To do this, click on "Settings" for the corresponding EVSE and enter the following:

Device typeEVSE with OCPP 1.6
addressHere you have to enter the ChargeBox ID that was configured in the EVSE.
IdHere you have to enter the Connector ID. For EVSEs with one charging point this is always 1, for two charging points it is 1 or 2, etc.

OCPP gateway in the cFos Charging Manager

The OCPP gateway in the cFos Charging Manager allows every EVSE that is set up in load management to look like an OCPP EVSE compared to an OCPP backend.
It provides the backend with a uniform interface, regardless of what the specific EVSE can do. The EVSE only needs to be remotely controllable by the cFos Charging Manager; in particular, it does not have to support OCPP.
If the EVSE supports OCPP, the cFos Charging Manager can compensate for some weaknesses compared to the backend.

Some EVSEs with OCPP, such as the Innogy eBox professional S or Mennekes Amtron, can transmit meter data that is compliant with calibration law to the OCPP backend. The OCPP gateway of the cFos Charging Manager can transparently forward such meter data to the backend.

The gateway is not required to operate a cFos EVSE, because the cFos EVSE allows the simultaneous operation of OCPP to the backend for authorization and billing and Modbus for load management. To do this, configure the OCPP client under "cFos Power Brain Configuration" and also activate Modbus. Then enter a cFos EVSE under "Start" and enter the address or COM port data and Modbus ID.

You need an additional OCPP gateway license for each charging point.

If you want to set up the gateway, you have to configure the following parameters. To do this, click on "Settings" for the corresponding EVSE and enter the following:

OCPP gateway URLThe URL of the OCPP billing backend
CPP gateway passwordA password that the operator of the backend gives you for this EVSE
OCPP Gateway Client IDThe ID with which the gateway reports to the backend. The operator of the backend gives you this ID