The cFos Power Brain is a controller for installation in a wallbox for charging electric cars according to IEC 62196 (type 2). For this purpose, the cFos Power Brain monitors the signals "Charge Pilot" (CP) and "Proximity Pilot" (PP) of the connection cable to the wallbox. A resistor in the cable signals via PP the maximum charge current for which the cable is designed. CP is used to detect the car, monitor ground faults and signal the maximum charge current via PWM
The cFos Power Brain has the following components:
(1) Devices must be supported by the cFos Power Brain controller.
(2) The inputs can be controlled potential-free. Voltage approx. 3.3V to at least 24V. The cFos Power Brain can optionally supply 12V voltage for this.
The heart of the cFos Power Brain is an ESP32 from Espressif Systems. This powerful microcontroller enables the cFos Power Brain to speak the following communication protocols:
The cFos Power Brain can read meters via Modbus, e.g. the ABB B23 112-100 (but also others according to your needs) or up to two S0 meters via the S0 inputs. This allows the wallbox to be equipped with an intermediate meter for billing purposes at a reasonable price and at the same time optionally read other meters from consumers or generators (solar system)
Of course our own EVSE uses the cFos Power Brain.
cFos Power Brain Wallbox - Initial startup
cFos Charging Manager Documentation - Start page
cFos Charging Manager Documentation - RFID / PIN
cFos Charging Manager Documentation - Configuration
cFos Charging Manager Documentation - System Configuration
cFos Charging Manager Documentation - cFos Power Brain Configuration
cFos Charging Manager sample configurations (ZIP)
Instructions for some wallboxes
What's new in the current version of the cFos Charging Manager?
Check yourself if the cFos Charging Manager is compatible with your inverter.
cFos Power Brain - HTTP API
cFos Power Brain - Modbus Registers
cFos Power Brain with S0 meter