App functions

You can find our app here:
cFos Charging Manager App for Android
cFos Charging Manager App for iOS
cFos Charging Manager App for Windows

The app has the following functions:

Register the cFos Power Brain wallbox in the WLAN

The app finds the current WLAN in which your mobile phone is logged into (this requires permission to access the geolocation of your mobile phone). After you have entered the WLAN password, the app tries to log the EVSE into this WLAN (using IP broadcasts).
Open the menu and click on "Connect to WLAN". To do this, your PC must be connected to your router via WLAN. Enter the WiFi password in the "Password" field. The receiver device ID will be used at a later point in time. Switch on all cFos Power Brain wallboxes that you want to connect to the WLAN.
If you now click on "Send SSID and Password", your WLAN password will be sent to all evses, which then connect to the WLAN (unless they are already connected to a WLAN).

Note: The WLAN password is encrypted using a general key. Theoretically, it is conceivable that someone knows this general key and can eavesdrop on your WLAN and use it to determine the WLAN password. If you have security concerns here, you should rather configure the cFos Power Brain manually by logging into its access point. At a later point in time, you can optionally enter a "receiver device ID" so that the password is encrypted with it in a tap-proof manner. The disadvantage, however, is that you can then only book one cFos Power Brain controller per cycle into your WLAN.

Find devices in the LAN

After your devices are logged into the network, the app can find them. Then you can assign a role (master or slave) to each device and set up a EVSE and meter.

To do this, enter the admin password of the devices (the default on delivery is an empty password). Click on "Find Devices". All devices registered in the home network appear. For each device you now choose whether this should be master, slave or ignored. For all evses you can now tick whether the internal EVSE and S0 meters 1 and 2 should be used.

Then you should choose a new password for all devices. This can be used as an admin password and also as a password for the access points of the cFos Power Brain wallboxes.

If you select the "Add to systems" option, the current master/slave system is added as a system in the Charging Manager app and you can later easily select the user interface in the menu.

Manage EVSEs and systems

Here you can manually add the IP address of EVSEs or charging manager systems, set the admin password or a PIN, as well as notification options. The respective user interface then appears in the systems and you can manage them as usual.

You can currently manage the systems as long as your mobile phone is logged into the network in which the system is located. We are currently working on cloud support so that in future you can also manage your system while on the move. If you don't want to wait for it, you can set up a dynamic IP address and configure port forwarding in your router. Then enter the domain of your dynamic IP address as the IP address and you can now operate the system while on the move. The cFos software website has an extensive collection of instructions on how to set up port forwarding with a variety of devices.

Android and iOS: If you enter a valid PIN for the user, notification options are available for various events. To receive notifications (also) as an administrator, activate the "Admin" option, enter the administrator password and set the desired notification options.

push messages

Android and iOS: With the app you can receive push messages from the cFos Charging Manager and the cFos Power Brain wallbox. The app saves the last 200 notifications on a separate page. For example, you can be informed about the start of charging by means of a push message and, if necessary, authorize the charging process using a previously defined PIN.

Note: The app runs from cFos Charging Manager and cFos Power Brain controller firmware version 1.8.