Why Smart Chargers and OCPP?

There are many charging boxes/charging stations available in the market from many different suppliers.


Many of these are ''Smart Chargers'' which make it possible to control several functions in the charger, such as charging when the electricity price is low, or avoid charging when the load on the mains supplying electricity to the housing cooperative or condominium is high.
 

The vast majority of these ''Smart Chargers'' are prepared for connection to the grid, and can communicate with an underlying control system for the charging system.
 

For you as a customer to be able to choose chargers and management systems independently, most players in the industry have agreed on and developed a standard communication protocol called OCPP. (Open Charge Point Protocol). Ensure that your chargers and control system (CSMS) suppliers deliver solutions that are OCPP certified.
 

In this way, you will not risk being locked to a special supplier of chargers and/or charging system if something does not work in chargers or in the charging system. You should then be free to choose different charging boxes or choose a different service provider if you wish. 

Certified chargers

As of the end of September 2021, more than 40 different charging station models have been tested and certified in SmartCharge. This is being expanded continuously.

Below is an overview of which charging infrastructure manu-facturers that currently have certified chargers with us. This applies to both fast chargers (DC chargers) and normal chargers (AC chargers).

Contact us if you have questions about a special model charging station.

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Electric Freeway SmartCharge is a CSMS system/Backend system developed by the Norwegian software company Current Eco AS. This system is OCPP certified by the Open Charge Alliance (OCA) which is an international player for the administration, development and certification of the OCPP protocol.
 

In addition to the general certification, local testing and certification of relevant chargers is carried out before they are set up and connected to the SmartCharge system. This is to ensure that the chargers are working properly in our operating pattern.
 

In the overview of these suppliers, they supply chargers that have been tested and certified for use with the SmartCharge system.
 

This can include both AC chargers and DC chargers (fast chargers) from the various suppliers. For information about a specific model charger, please contact us.