From now on, it is possible to "permanently" lock a connector or the entire charging station via the charging station data sheet.
What does "permanently" locking a connector mean?
If a connector is permanently locked, then the status of this connector is permanently set to "manually locked". The connector remains locked until it is "permanently" unlocked again. This means that the status of the connector is not overwritten even in the event of a restart or "ChangeAvailability" requests, for example by configuring the operating times accordingly, as part of the scheduled jobs.
More detailed information about the configuration of the opening and operating times as well as the "scheduled jobs" can be found in this article.
For which use case is this function suitable?
This feature is particularly useful if for example one connector at your charging station is damaged and should therefore also be permanently blocked. With this feature, you can ensure that the status of the affected connector is not changed by other actions.
Where in be.ENERGISED can this setting be made?
In be.ENERGISED, first go to the charging station data sheet of the affected station under Infrastructure/Charging stations/Station list. In the next step, go to "Station management" and select "Lock/ unlock station or connector".
Now select the corresponding connector or the entire charging station under "Connector". Under "Type", now select "Permanent". Then specify whether you want to lock or unlock the connector, and confirm your selection by clicking on the blue Send button.
The connector is displayed in red after being locked. If you move the mouse over the connector icon, you can see the status of this connector ("Manually Locked"), the time it was permanently locked and by which user. With "conventional" locking you do not see this information.
A connector that has been "permanently" locked can only be changed back to "Available" by "permanently" unlocking it.
More information about the charging station data sheet in general can be found in this Support Center article.
Version: 2023-11-21 14:40:30 UTC