The EV-Simulator is typical used during commissioning of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station to validate the basic functions of the newly installed station. The EV-Simulator can handle charging points with a Type 2 outlet as well as with a tethered cable with (Type 2) plug. The latter are most often found at private homes.
Using the EV-Simulator, convenient, safe and reliable tests can be conducted. The installation crew can leave the site, knowing the charging station is fully functional. The benefit is a reduction of truck rolls to return to the site for remedial actions.
The EV simulator supports successful commissioning and periodic testing of charging stations. The user of the EV-Simulator can simulate the connection of the EV and the power demand of the EV. The charging station should respond by locking the plug and providing power respectively. Indicators on the EV-Simulator show the power output and the phase rotation direction (3 phase stations only).
The EV-simulator can test the communication protocol, power supply and can test the RCD of the charging station. It is also capable of visualising te (maximum) current.
The user of the EV-Simulator can simulate the communication between an EV and the (newly installed) charging station.
The charging station should respond by locking the plug and providing power respectively. Indicators on the EV-Simulator show the power output and the phase rotation direction (3 phase stations only).
The user of the EV-Simulator can simulate the power demand of the EV. Before a charging station supplies power it monitors the status of the (connection with the) EV. This status can be:
- No EV
- Plug Connect
- EV connected
- EV charging
The EV-Simulator simulates these statuses to determine if the charging station is capable of delivering the desired power to an EV.
The residual-current device (RCD) in the charging station can quickly break the electrical circuit to prevent serious harm from an ongoing electric shock.
RCDs are testable and resettable devices. The EV-simulator contains a test button to simulate a Fault current to earth and thereby test the tripping of the RCD in the charging station.
The communication protocol carries information on the maximum current the EV is allowed to draw.
This ensures that high capacity EVs can be charged at low capacity charging points without overloading the system (blowing the fuses). Also allows this for even more dynamic charging based on the availability of (renewable) energy. This is called smart charging.
With the EV-Simulator and an oscilloscope or multimeter, this can be observed.
The EV-Simulator tests the 'communication' and the supply of energy. LED indicators indicate voltage and phase rotation.
The EV-Simulator is able to test all AC charge points with a Type 2 connection and supports the IEC 61851 mode 1, 2 & 3 protocols. The The EV-Simulator is suitable for testing 230 Volt AC and 400 Volt AC charging stations.
With the EV-Simulator, the work of installers becomes more fun and easier. Our customer base varies from large companies to small entrepreneurs. Most of our customers are from Belgium, the UK and the Netherlands. Since the EV Simulator has been commercially available on the market since 2015, demand has risen steadily. This increase consists of satisfied existing customers who are expanding their orders and new customers who have been informed via their network about the benefits of the EV Simulator
We are proud that the EV-Simulator is positively appreciated by our customers.
We like to work with Resellers who are in line with our passion for electric driving. Our resellers have a solid knowledge of charging infrastructure and can provide valuable advise.
We experience a lot of demand for the EV-Simulator. Together with resellers we are even better able to get in touch with interested customers. We currently have resellers in Austria, Greece and Cyprus. We would like to expand our network, especially within Europe and Scandinavia.
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