Section A: Hardware Setup
Before you begin the integration, you will need to get compatible firmware for the charge point.
Please reach out to Monta support at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the exact model of your ProjectEV charge point. We will provide you with the file, which you need to use in point 8 of the hardware setup.
After downloading the file, please connect your charge point to your computer by using a LAN cable.
2. Change your network settings
Here you need to change the network settings of your computer, according to the charge point's local IP.
To do so, click on the Internet icon in the bottom-right corner of your computer screen. From there, open the "Network & Internet Settings" of your device.
3. Select "Change adapter options"
Select "Change adapter options", located in the Advanced networks settings.
4. Right-click on "Ethernet adapter" and select "Properties"
Once you enter the "Change adapter options", find the Ethernet adapter, right-click on it, and select "Properties".
5. Find and select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/iPv4)" and click on "Properties"
In "Ethernet Properties", find the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/iPv4), click on it, and then on "Properties".
6. Select and fill out "Use the following IP addresses"
Once you are there, select "Use the following IP addresses", if not selected, and enter the values as following:
IP address: 192.168.1.x
*Please note that x can be any value between 1 and 255, except 5. This can be seen in the example below, where the value of x is the number 4.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.10
After putting in the values, click on "OK" and close the window.
7. Open your browser to 192.168.1.5:8080
Open up the browser, type in the IP 192.168.1.5:8080 in the URL field and hit enter.
Once this page opens up, you need to log in. The account password is: 12345678
When you click on "Submit", you will enter the Web Interface of the charge point.
8. Upload the "Firmware update" file
When you have opened the Web Interface, scroll down, until you can see the section about "Firmware Updating". Click on "Choose file" and select the file you downloaded earlier in the first step.
This will allow you to update the firmware of the charge point, which is required before adjusting its settings.
After selecting the file, click on "Upload". Now the firmware should update. Please wait several minutes, after which the charger should reboot by itself.
After the charger has rebooted, refresh the page. This will prompt you to login again. Use the password 12345678 and enter the Web Interface of the charge point again.
9. Adjust the charge point's settings
Enter the following details:
WiFi SSID: Change it to match your WiFi name. Please note that it must be exactly the WiFi's name, including special symbols or spaces if relevant.
Server URL: ws://ocpp.monta.app:80
Authentication Key: Eight times capital F: FFFFFFFF
Charge Mode: 1
WiFi Key: *your WiFi password*
After you have filled out the information, click on "Set and Reboot".
Charger should reboot now.
Please note: After refreshing, the browser might remove the ":8080" in the address, in which case you need to add it again. 192.168.1.5:8080
10. Proceed to the Monta Portal
Now that you have completed the Hardware Setup of your charger, you can proceed to the Monta Portal.
Section B: Setting up in the Monta Portal
1. Add Charge Point
On Monta Portal click on "Add charge point" under Teams section.
2. Add Charge Point Settings
Select ProjectEV and the charge point model, put max charging power (this information can be find on the charge point box or should have been provided by the manufacturer in this case ProjectEV) and choose supported connector type.
3. Add Charge Point Details
You can add an existing Charge point group or create one for that specific location. If you already have a Charge point group pointing to that location of the charge point it will be added automatically.
4. Connect to Monta
Important! If you choose "Not now" you can connect your charge point to Monta later. Click on Charge Point Name - Set Integration.
5. Select Brand
6. Select Model
7. Select Integration Method
8. OCPP Integration
Important!! At this point of installation you will need to have the charge point serial number. When you reach this part of charge point integration portal will automatically fill in the serial number field for you. Please click on the option "I have my own serial number".
After clicking on that option, you will get the screen below, where you can input your own charge point's serial number.
9. Check Connection
Here we verify your connection to Monta. Please wait until the loading bar reaches 100%.
11. Perfecto! You are now connected to Monta!
Congrats! 🤗 You have now successfully installed your ProjectEV charge point to Monta.