This is a guide that shows how to install Monta on your charge point. If you want to connect your charge point to your Monta account, please follow the steps in the end of the guide.

Please note that when you connect your charge point to Monta, we become the operator of the charge point. This means that you need to use Monta to control the charging process.

Overview

  1. Prerequisites

  2. Connect to the charge point’s controller

  3. Open a browser window to 192.168.5.1

  4. Click on the top charging socket under "Charging Points"

  5. Set the release mode of the charge point

  6. Change the OCPP ID

  7. Change the OCPP settings

  8. Network configuration

  9. Check the connection status of your charge point

  10. Connecting the charge point to your Monta account

1. Prerequisites

The following instructions describe general settings for configuration towards backend via LAN cable to a public network as well as mobile connection via built-in modem.

Instructions for configuring OCPP

In order to be able to configure OCPP on the charge control, these steps must be performed. Remove the jumper on the CCU between 12V (6) and IN2 (2) according to the diagram below.

Firmware version

Prior to the integration, make sure the charge point controller has the latest firmware, it can be downloaded from here.

2. Connect to the charge point’s controller

To connect to the charge point’s controller, it’s recommended to use a Windows device and establish a connection via USB-C cable:

  • Before connecting you will need to install the RNDIS drivers from this catalog.

  • Find your device’s operating system from the downloads list and click the download button located on the right side.

  • Unpack the zip file to a directory, for example, c:\rndis-driver.

  • Open the Device Manager on your computer by entering “Device Manager” in the search bar.

  • Connect the charge point to the computer. (If the charging controller is already connected, you need to disconnect it briefly.)

  • A device appears when a charging controller is connected and disappears again when it is disconnected. This is the interface for the charging controller. Depending on the operating system, it will be called “USB Device” or something similar.

  • In the Device Manager for the newly found device, select the menu “Update Driver” and browse manually. Select the target directory below.

  • The driver is found in the target directory. The device is displayed under “Network, USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget”.

Troubleshooting

If access is not possible although the driver has been installed, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • The computer is attempting to establish the connection via an Ethernet or WLAN interface. In this case, disable the interfaces for a brief time.

  • The driver was not assigned to the correct interface. Check which interface appears or disappears by plugging in and unplugging the module.

3. Open a browser window to 192.168.5.1

While the charge point is connected to the Windows device via USB-C cable, open a browser window, type in 192.168.5.1 and hit enter.

Login to the charge point’s web user interface with these credentials:

Username: operator

Password: operator

4. Click on the top charging socket under "Charging Points"

5. Set the release mode of the charge point

Click on "Configuration" on the left side menu.

Then scroll down to find “Release Mode” and select “By OCPP” option.

6. Change the OCPP ID

Find the OCPP ID parameter and change it from -1 to 1 as seen below. Now scroll up again and click “Save”.

Note that if there are multiple sockets, you have to do the same for each of them.

7. Change the OCPP settings

Click on “Charging Park” and select “OCPP”. Then, click on “Configuration” on the left side menu.

Change the following settings:

Protocol Version: OCPP 1.6J

Network Interface: choose according to your internet connection setup (see next step)

Backend URL: wss://ocpp.monta.app/ChargePointSerialNumber

Click on "Save".

After you have clicked "Save", click on the “Restart OCPP Service” button on the right side.

8. Network configuration

Here, you need to set up the network interface, according to how your charge point is connected to the internet.

Ethernet

Select LAN - ETH0 from the Network Interface drop down menu, and click on "Save".

SIM card

Select Cellular Network and configure modem settings in the “System Control” tab.

Change the SIM configuration as follows:

a. Put a check in the "Service active" field

b. Put a check in the "Default route" field

c. Put a check in the "Preferred Modem over ETH0" field

d. Specify all APN settings

e. Click "Save"

f. Click "Restart Modem Service" and wait about 5 minutes

9. Check the connection status of your charge point

It’s possible to check if the connection was successful in the “Status” section as seen below.

You need to look at the light next to the "Connection status" field.

Green light: Charge point is connected to the Monta servers

Red light: Reconfigure the internet settings

10. Connecting the charge point to your Monta account

Now you need to add and connect your charge point to your Monta account.

You can do this through either the Monta app or Monta Portal.

Here is a guide for the Monta app.

Here is guide for Monta Portal.

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