The Virtual Charging Point (VCP) is a tool to test whether the connection from an EMP to a CPO is working properly. Especially the RFID usage for a charging process can be tested - like Authorize Start, Authorize Stop, creating/ending a session as well as the ability to receive and send charging notifications.
Your EMP is subscribed to the Virtual Charging Point CPO's offer2all.
Step 1: Go to the Virtual Charging Point environment
Log into the HBS as an EMP Admin or a Standard User. Please use one of the following URLs when being logged in:
You will be redirected to the Virtual Charge Point view, offering you a list of several virtual charging stations to simulate a charging process.
Step 2: Start Charging
From the selection of Virtual Charging Points, choose one that is not currently occupied by clicking on the button ‘Available’. Subsequently you will get asked to enter a UID - make sure you enter it in the correct format.
Proceed by clicking on ‘Authorize Start’.
If you are correctly set up and the UID is valid the Virtual Charging Point will request an authorization process to Hubject. If the RFID card was authorized, a session will be created, showing its session ID and a timer set to 15 minutes.
Step 3: Charging Notifications
In addition to the charging process the VCP will enable an EMP to test his Charging Notification set up. However, this is an optional step and will only work if you have configured the Endpoint in your Service Type Settings.
The following notifications can be triggered several times while the charging session is running:
You will be noticed about the successful or non-successful release of a notification.
Step 4: Stop Charging
The charging process will get stopped automatically 15 minutes after starting. If you want to stop the charging process manually, click on ‘Authorize Stop’.
The VCP sends an AuthorizeStop request and closes the session. A message informs you about this.
Step 5: Send CDR
After stopping the authorization, a Charge Detail Record (CDR) is ready to be sent to you. By clicking on ‘Send CDR’ you will release it and then find it in your process monitor.
Clicking on “Send CDR” is also bringing you back to the EVSE overview - feel free to start another session!
In order to test remote AuthorizationStart & AuthorizeStop, please use the existing calls for remote with our VCP-CPO.
Select an available EVSE from the list and put them into the call you make.
the EVSE you selected is going to be shown as occupied (see below) - you will not be able to access it via frontend then
the response you get is going to contain “VCP Remote Start” or “VCP Remote Stop”.
Please check out GitHub here: