Charging Profiles

Charging profiles are created to limit the power output of a charger by a fixed schedule described on the profile.

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To access this section in EV Charge, from the Menu, click Charging profiles. A paginated list of all charging profiles is shown in a tabular format.

To generate the charging profiles list in a spreadsheet, click CSV. To print, click Print, and to copy, click Copy.

Charging profile explained

Configuring a charging profile is optional among the components in setting up a charging infrastructure in EV Charge.

A charging profile is commonly used with private chargers at home, where you want to give specific limitations to the power output based on a scheduled period. For instance, at night, the charger outputs a maximum of 20kW of power; at day, it is lowered to 10kW of power.


Four actions/subpages can be performed/viewed under this section, namely:

Create a charging profile

Under charging profiles, to create a charging profile, click Create new. Provide a name and code.

The Stack level represents a priority; therefore, the charger will use the charging profile with the highest priority number if multiple charging profiles are configured on the charger.

Select the Type, which could be one-time or recurring. If recurring is selected, the schedule restarts periodically after the first schedule period ends. Also, choose between a daily or weekly recurrence for the recurring type.

The Duration indicates the length of time for the charging profile after the schedule is kick-started. It could be in minutes or hours. It is applicable only for the recurring type.

Configuring the validity period denotes when the charging profile will be active (in force). The Schedule start marks when the configured schedule periods should begin to apply on the charger.

The Unit represents the unit of measurement that will be applied under the Schedule periods limit.

The Scheduling periods represent turning points, where milestones can be created on how to limit the power output. It is based on the amount of time configured for the Duration.

For instance, by setting the Duration to last for 24 hours, the following milestones can be created:

  1. Start point = 0, Unit = Hours, and Limit = 5000 Watts(W).
  2. Start point = 6, Unit = Hours, and Limit = 10000 Watts(W).
  3. Start point = 18, Unit = Hours, and Limit = 5000 Watts(W).
Explanation
The first milestone means that at 0 hours (which represents midnight), the power output is limited to 5000W. The second milestone means that at 6 hours (which is 6 AM), the power output is limited to 10000W. Finally, the third milestone implies that at 18 hours (6 PM), the power output is limited to 5000W.

Once the charging profile is created, it can be assigned to a charger. If the charger accepts the charging profile, it will become operative based on the Schedule start configuration.

However, if a charger rejects a smart charging profile, it could be that it is not a supported operation or a malfunction in its software.

Details charging profile page

Under charging profiles, to see the full details of a charging profile, click Details. It contains the following:

  • Name
  • Code
  • Type
  • Unit
  • Recurrency
  • Stack level
  • Scheduling start
  • Validity
  • Duration

Below the above information are all the scheduled periods, which include the start point, unit, and limit.

Update charging profile

Under charging profiles, to update a charging profile, first, click Details; it shows the details of the charging profile. Then to update, click Update.

Delete charging profile

Under charging Profiles, to delete a charging profile, click Delete.