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FAQ

Functionality, Technology, Service, Quality Definitions and abbreviations

Functionality & Technology

The EV Simulator can be used for AC Chargers only. These are 'Type 2' charge points with either a socket or a tethered cable.

DC chargers or chargers with Type 1 tethered cable can not be tested.

The EV Simulator can test all the IEC61851 modes (1,2 &3) and stages 'EV ready' and 'EV charge'. It cannot test IEC61851 modes 4 as this comprises DC charging.
The 'RCD test' button will test if the Residual-Current Device will trip if a fault current arises.
It possible to also test 'PP Connect'. This is only relevant for charge points with a Type 2 socket.
You can test (MID) meter by connecting a load to the schuko outlet.
If there is a back office connection, by running through the test cycle, this should show up at the back office (log) too.
A charge cable connected to the EVSE can be tested.  

The charge point with socket will detect the capacity of the cable. This is done with by detecting the resitor value in the plug of the charge cable. This is simulated by the tester with the 'PP connect' option.

The EV simulator is an device that can be used to determine in a simple manner whether a charging station is functioning properly. It is a practical solution that simplifies the work of the installer and requires less return to site for remedial actions.

The AC voltage in a 3 phase system (400 Volt) is 120 degrees shifted. The phase indicators show the 'rotating direction' of the 3 phase signal. The green led lights up when a clockwise signal is present. The red led indicates counter clockwise.
If needed, the direction can be changed by swapping just two phase wires in the charger.

The Type 1 plug is used in Japan and Nord America. The Type 2 plug is the standard connection for Europe. The main difference is that a Type 2 plug supports 3 phase current. The Type 1 is rated for 120/240 volt. The Type 2 is rated for 240/400 volt.

Both plugs provide the CP signal from EVSE to the car. The PP connection is used differently. The Type 1 does use it to signal that the user is disconnecting the plug. The PP in the Type 2 is used for indicating the current capacity of the cable.

If you need a EV-Simulator for a Type 1 charging (outlet) station, please contact us by email or phone. 

Service & Quality 

Our products meets applicable standards: all our products meet the European regulations for quality and safety.
Special testers have been developed to ensure that every product that leaves the factory does function for 100%.

Yes 2 years of warranty is standard.

An English and Dutch language user manual is available. We expect from our resellers in various countries to translate the manual to the local language. 

The EV Simulator is sold through our resellers. We do maintain stock. For single items the delivery time is a few days. In case of orders larger please contact us for actual stock information. Due to COVID-19 we are experiencing longer lead times in production

We have experience with adapting the EV simulator to specific (country-specific) requirements. We only deliver customized work if quantity is larger than 10. The additional costs depend on the desired adjustments.

For resellers to qualify, we demand a profound knowledge of the EV-Simulator and the protocols that it supports. Thereby resellers can adequatly support most customers. For difficult questions we actively provides our resellers with 2nd line support.

Definitions and abbreviations

EVSE stands for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. It are all components that are involved in the total end-to-end supply of power to the EV. In some cases, This equipment is also known as electric vehicle charging station, charging point or charger. Strictly speaking EVSE is more then the charger as it also comprises the grid connection and the charge cable. 

Type 2 (IEC 62196-2)
This connection type is appointed by the Commission of the European Union as the standard for regular AC charging of electric vehicles. It specifies the form of the plug. Not only on electric connectivity but also on shape so that it will fit in any charge point and vehicule with a Type 2 connection.

Type 1 / Yazaki (SAE J1772, IEC 62196-1)
This is the standard Japanese connector for electric vehicle charging in alternating current (also adopted by the north American countries, and accepted by the EU). Most new models entering the EU market will have a type 2 plug Nevertheless for older EV's or EVs from parallel import might have a Type 1 connection.

A charging station is a physical object with one or more charging points, sharing a common user identification interface. Some charging stations have a badge/RFID reader, buttons, displays, LEDs. Otherstations are ‘Plug&Charge’, without buttons, display,
etc. A charging station is defined by : One physical object; One user interface.

A charging (station) outlet is a physical interface on the charging station used for the physical connection to the electric vehicle. The outlet can consist of:
(a) a socket on the charging station. The end of the cable that can be connected to the outlet is called a plug;
(b) a connector attached on an inseparable cable to the station (common for fast charging stations). A charging outlet is defined by : A physical outlet/interface, physical connection.

The electric energy is delivered through a charging point. A charging point can handle the charging process of one electric vehicle at a time. A charging station can have multiple charging points to charge multiple EVs simultaneauosly

Batteries need DC power. The electricity grid supplies AC power. The main difference is the location of the AC to DC converter.
As for higher charging speeds, the converter is more xpensive and hence can better be shared with more users then having one in each vehicule. 
On the othe rhand AC is available everywere and can charge at home, destination or many other locations, By having the charger (AC/DC convertor) oon board provides greater flexibility..

DC charging
The DC converter is in the charging station. Direct Current (DC) enables the charging station to charge at high power(>50kW). The charging station communciates directly with the Battery Management System (BMS) in the car. A special connector is needed. For very high powers (>150Kw) liquid cooled cables might be used. The cable is always part of the charging station.

AC charging
The charger is in the vehicle. The capacity of the charger (AC-DC converter) in the car determines how much of the available charging capacity of the charging station can be utilized. AC-charging usually comes with slower charging speed (however AC fast charging is possible (>22 kW)).

Address

Valkenberglaan 24
NL 7313BK Apeldoorn
Netherlands

Contacts

Email: info@evsimulator.com
Telefoon +31 (6) 42927477