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The Smappee EV Line charging stations offer the perfect balance between intelligence and beauty. They are equipped with autonomous overload protection and offer optimised self-consumption. Via the Smappee App and Dashboard, you get detailed insights into the charging process and costs. Now that is really smart charging! Enjoy the sleek design and built-in LED lighting that integrates perfectly into residential and business environments. Define their look and set up any functionality as you wish, such as flexible pricing and payment via QR code or charge card. With the EV Line you are set for the future. Enjoy automatic remote updates and easily expand the charging solutions with the rest of the Smappee ecosystem.
Installing a charging station has a major impact on the overall energy consumption of a home or business.
- This makes the use of renewable energy even more important. Therefore, Smappee offers a solution that maximizes the use of renewable energy and energy during off-peak hours throughout the day for each charging session. In this way, you optimise your self-sufficiency and save costs. Depending on your country, you may also need this smart feature to take advantage of tax cuts.
- The current infrastructure often cannot handle the additional energy demand of electric cars. This can lead to blown fuses. Smappee's autonomous overload protection ensures that cars can charge safely and the system stays within its power limit. Thus, an expensive extension of the electrical connection is not necessary.
- Most electric drivers must wait for their monthly bill to know how much charging has cost them. By purchasing a Smappee EV Line charging station, you get a real-time overview of the charging process and an overview of the charging costs in the Smappee App and Dashboard. In addition, you can also perfectly track the extent to which your charging session used the solar energy you produced yourself. And that's not all, combined with the energy management technology Smappee Infinity, you also get instant insight into your entire energy consumption. Discover which are the biggest energy guzzlers and how self-sufficient you really are. Take immediate action and monitor how you use energy through the Smappee App and Dashboard.
Yes, thanks to Smappee's dynamic load-balancing, charging stations use as much solar energy as possible or tap energy during off-peak hours. This is the cheapest energy for your car and household appliances. So you can easily save up to 60% on your energy bill. Read all about it on our blog.
Smappee's dynamic load balancing is included in the Smappee EV Wall home wall charging station. For the charging stations for businesses, EV Base and EV Wall Business, you need to purchase a smart energy management system, Smappee Infinity, to enable dynamic load-balancing across multiple charging stations.
Yes. With the Smappee EV Base Ultra, you can charge with a continuous output of 160 kW at 650 V - 1,000 V. Combine the Smappee fast charger with the floor charging station, the EV Base, and the wall charging station, the EV Wall, and create the most energy-efficient charging station on the market
The EV Line offers each user several options for starting and paying for a charging session:
- Plug and charge
Plug in your car and start charging immediately, without identification or payment.
- Scan and charge (QR code)
Scan the QR code to start charging and pay for your charging session immediately via the Smappee App. The QR codes are included in the packaging box of your Smappee charging station. Find out how to activate them to make public charging via QR code possible for your charging station.
- Swipe and charge (RFID)
Start charging by swiping an RFID token, which may or may not be linked to a credit card. The Smappee EV Line works with most common charge cards but also with the Smappee Smart Charge Card. The Smart Charge Card is included in the packaging box of your Smappee charging station. Find out how to activate your RFID.
Assign RFID tokens to users of your charging station or charging hub. It is also possible to assign priorities and rates per user in the dashboard.
- Split billing
Do you own a corporation or work for an employer? Through a split-billing agreement with Smappee Services, your employer can manage RFID charge cards and the associated flat fee per employee. The fee per kWh is paid monthly to the employee and can be adjusted on a monthly basis.
Smappee e-mobility services.
Choose Smappee CPO or e-MSP services for a simple and convenient all-in-one payment solution. Smappee CPO services handle payment and billing for charging sessions to your charging stations. EV riders can charge with their charge cards connected to Smappee's or a third-party e-MSP. Smappee will then periodically reimburse you for the costs.
95% of cars in Europe are equipped with a type 2 connector. Our AC charging stations are therefore only available with this connection. This works for both fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
Our DC charging station (EV Base Ultra) is only available with CCS 2. This is the standard connector that we will eventually evolve to in Europe so we do not support CHAdeMO.
Use the wall-mounted EV Wall charging station for home use. EV Wall comes standard with an integrated energy management system, Smappee Infinity. So throughout the day, your electric car charges optimally with solar energy or off-peak. In addition, you will also gain insight into your total energy consumption, solar production and charging sessions and costs. Finally, the system also protects your system from overloading. In this way, you can charge without any blown fuses.
Use the Smappee EV Base floor charging station and the EV Wall Business wall charging station for businesses. You'll get comprehensive insight into charging sessions and costs as standard. As soon as you install multiple charging stations, you will need to purchase a smart energy management system, Smappee Infinity, to keep all charging stations optimally charged with solar and off-peak energy and to get a complete overview of all charging sessions and costs. In addition, you also get insight into the total energy consumption and solar production of the building and your electrical system is protected against overloads. On top of that, the charging stations allow businesses to charge MID-grade charging fees.
The AC charging stations of the Smappee EV Line have a charge capacity of 7.4 to 22 kW per charging point (1-3 phase) and charging mode (IEC 61851) and are suitable for all EVs and all electrical systems. The Smappee AC charging stations are compatible with a 3x230V net just as long as the vehicle supports it. The EV Wall (Business) is supplied with one connector or fixed charging cable (type 2) of 8 m. The EV Base offers the choice of one or two connectors or charging cables of 5 m.
Yes. Depending on your region, you can take advantage of various tax benefits. Consult your local government on charging station tax benefits for more information. Smappee EV Line is eligible for various subsidies, such as the OZEV subsidy in the UK, the ADVENIR program in France, tax benefits in Belgium, etc.
Installation is done in three parts: physical installation of the charging station, physical installation of the energy management modules in the distribution panel and configuration using the step-by-step wizard in the Smappee App After the installation the configuration can be updated remotely via the Smappee Dashboard. The Smappee EV Base and EV Wall Business can be installed and operational within a few hours and the EV Wall can even be installed in less than one hour. Thanks to the integrated LED lights you do not need any additional wiring to light your car park or garage. The integrated differential makes extra control panels unnecessary.
In practice, most cars achieve a maximum of 11 kW. Our charging station can go up to 22 kW but then the car is the limiting factor. Some car manufacturers offer a 22 kW on-board charger as an option.
For example, car X has a battery of 80 kWh. If you want to charge it from 20% to 80% it will take 20 hours at a wall socket, 4 hours (11 kW) or 2 hours (22 kW) at an AC charging station and 20 minutes at the EV Base Ultra (160 kW).
Not yet. At this time, the V2H and V2G specifications have not been released. When these are available, we will expand our ecosystem to include a bidirectional charging station. Bidirectional charging requires adjustments to both hardware and communication protocols and is therefore not possible via a software update on current Smappee charging stations.
Yes, it is possible. Thanks to the built-in Swipe and charge functionality, it is possible to identify the user of the charging station. If the company car's charge card is used, split billing is activated. Then you will be reimbursed through your employer for the kWh you put into the company car. When charging the private car, you then use a different card. All Smappee charging stations have the Swipe and charge functionality.
There are two types of 'fuels' that can be used in electric cars. They are called alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). The power coming from the grid is always AC. However, batteries, like the ones in your EV, can only store power as direct current.
- AC charging for electric vehicles
When it comes to electric vehicles, an inverter is built into the car. It is called the 'onboard charger', although it is really an inverter. It converts electricity from alternating current to direct current and then stores it in the car's battery.
- DC charging for electric vehicles
The difference between AC charging and DC charging is the location where the AC current is converted; inside or outside the car. Unlike AC chargers, a DC charger has the inverter inside the charger itself. This means it's larger and provides power directly to the car's battery and doesn't need the built-in charger to convert it.
Smappee Infinity provides users with the most comprehensive, future-proof, smart energy offering on the market. The modular and global solution delivers increased energy efficiency thanks to detailed, real-time energy consumption data with not just one, but three methods for submetering electricity. Add solar, gas and water for a complete overview of all your energy flows at a glance. Smappee Infinity is easy to install and to integrate with IoT services, and features optimised self-consumption and smart charging, delivering exceptional value both for your residential and business customers.
An energy management system will allow you to cut ever-rising energy costs and facilitate self-consumption, using the renewable energy produced to its fullest. To do that, you need real-time, actionable energy insights and the ability to automate the energy flows on your premises. Appliances need to switch on or off automatically according to your tariffs or when production peaks or is at a low and surplus energy needs to be stored for later. Smappee allows just that, paving the way for a future in which buildings are decentralised energy hubs without having to compromise on comfort.
Smappee analyses the use of solar energy, gas, water and electricity down to circuit and appliance level. Users get energy insights and discover their energy consumption, production, energy guzzlers, standby power, etc. in real-time, anytime and anywhere using the Smappee App and Smappee Dashboard. The Smappee control modules, Smappee Automations and partnerships with third-party IoT solutions empower users to steer energy automatically to appliances in the order of their preference, store it in the battery or switch appliances on or off in the most energy-efficient way, optimising self-consumption and enabling self-sufficiency. Smappee aims to change its users’ energy habits by reducing their energy consumption without compromising on comfort. This ensures that both the user and the environment benefit from Smappee’s energy efficiency solutions.
We know every customer is different. So, we’ve developed Smappee Infinity with flexibility in mind. Our comprehensive offering means you can pick and choose the features and services you need from Modbus energy metering for multi-sites to smart EV charging and optimised self-consumption. Do you need more control, data or services over time? No problem! Thanks to the modularity of Smappee Infinity, you can always build on the existing solution to meet your updated needs. Put together your Smappee Infinity installation with data measurement, data calculation, data communication and optional control modules. Discover the different Smappee modules for these different features and services.
There are multiple ways to detect your appliances with Smappee:
- connecting current transformers and other measurement modules in your distribution panel.
- connecting a Smappee Switch between the power outlet and the appliance for wireless submetering of mono-phase appliances (provides data at 5-minute intervals).
- submetering with Smappee's patented NILM (Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring). Smappee NILM provides insight into appliance consumption (70% of consumption and events in the appliances detected) and monthly consumption per identified appliance. On average, 4 to 5 main household appliances are identified after a few weeks. This function is disabled by default and for residential use only. Read more about the submetering options of the Smappee Infinity.
Yes. Thanks to the dynamic load balancing functionalities, Smappee Infinity is capable of automatically steering energy to appliances in the order of your preference, storing it in the battery or switching appliances on or off in the most energy-efficient way. As such, Smappee Infinity optimises auto-consumption and enables self-sufficiency.
Installation is done in two parts: physical installation in the fuse box and configuration using the step-by-step installation wizard in the Smappee App or Dashboard. The compact plug-and-play system is robust and reliable, with hubs connecting current clamps (CTs). Thanks to its modularity, additional single- or three-phased energy metering can be installed in five to ten minutes. Maintenance requires little effort, which keeps the total cost of ownership low.
Get a Smappee Switch for operating appliances remotely and for wireless submetering of mono-phase appliances.
Smappee Switch works with the most popular plugs (B, E, F, G, I, J, L, M) and can switch to capacities of up to 16A (country-specific). Smappee Switch works on the 433 MHz frequency and must therefore be located within a maximum range of 10 to 20 metres of your Smappee monitor. Dynamic switching (e.g. reducing water heater from 16A to 8A at peak times) is only possible for smart appliances and only when combined with dynamic load balancing, which is supplied with Smappee Infinity control modules. Switch's switching functionality is thus limited to an on/off function.
You want to use multiple Smappee Switches? You can configure up to 20 Smappee Switches using one Smappee energy monitor. You can also use your Smappee Switches in your cellar, attic or other rooms in your house where nromally you cannot receive any communication signal. A Switch can pass on the signal to another Switch so you can bridge longer distances and overcome obstacles such as concrete. You can link up to 3 Switch stations and the maximum range between each of these stations is 10 to 20 metres.
Warning! Smappee Switch only work with a Smappee Infinity setup including a Genius as gateway and with Smappee legacy monitors (Smappee Energy, Solar, Plus and Pro).
The Smappee Gas & Water takes the readings from your gas and water meters, using an optical or magnetic sensor, and sends this data to the Smappee App and Smappee Smappee Dashboard. Unfortunately, the gas and water monitor does not work with digital meters, gas meters with magnetic output or meters with red revolving dials. In these cases, please use the Smappee Infinity with Input module.
The Smappee Gas & Water needs to be installed within 10 to 20 metres of your Smappee energy monitor. It is also important to have a smartphone or tablet running at least Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
You can use the Smappee Gas & Water in your apartment. If the meter is installed in the basement, you will need Bluetooth for data transfer to your smartphone or tablet. In this case, you will need to go regularly to your gas and water monitor (within 7 metres), open the Smappee App and wait for 20 seconds. The Smappee Gas & Water and the App will automatically find each other and exchange data. We suggest you do this once a month.
Smappee App and Dashboard
The Smappee Dashboard is available in English. The Smappee mobile App is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
No, there is no subscription fee for Smappee users. You have unlimited access to your data in the Smappee App and Dashboard.
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Are you an end-customer? You will find the answer in our Smappee Help Center. Alternatively, visit our Smappee blog for useful information about the Smappee ecosystem. Still have questions? Contact your Smappee installer. Find the support contact info of your installer in the Smappee Dashboard and Smappee App (Settings). Do you still want help from a Smappee expert? Order our dedicated Smappee customer support service.