Every Powerbox charging station includes the ability to remotely control it bi-directionally via a unique cloud-based solution.
The Powerbox includes an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi communication interface (optionally also LTE 4G) that makes it very easy to connect the charging station to an online environment.
The station is controlled via an online application on the POWERBOX.CLOUD domain. Every charging station operator can access this interface once the installation is up and running – either from a mobile phone or any computer or tablet.
Once a station has been registered and assigned, the operation of the charging station can be remotely managed and monitored.
In the basic Overview screen:
- Check the current status of the station – On / Off / Offline
- Turn the station on or off (regardless of the settings, as long as it is online)
- Find out when the last time the station status changed
- Monitor current power – power consumption (in Watts)
- Track power consumption for the last measured period (in KiloWatt hours)
- Track the number of electric bikes connected in the last measurement period (in units)
In the expanded Graphs screen:
You can set a specific time period to see the Energy Consumption for the selected period (in kWh) and the number of Connected e-bikes for the selected period in pieces. One connected e-bike is only counted in the statistics if the charging lasts at least 5 minutes in total.
In the Edit menu, you can create and change information about the operation and location of the charging station.
First of all, it is necessary to link a specific station to the identification number (ID) of its operator for its correct display in the databases of firm.cz and map documents of mapy.cz (valid only for charging stations located in the Czech Republic).
The „Public“ designation induces that the station is displayed in the charging station map and the data about the charging station is exported to external map portals.
The marking „Offline“ indicates that the operator has not connected the station to the Internet and it is not validated through the Cloud solution.
The description of the charging station appears next to its entry in external databases (firmy.cz, mapy.cz). The specific (shortened) description is for the Open Street maps database.
Availability of charging port types at a specific station.
Currently, the Powerbox standard offers charging via:
- DC Universal port (36V electric bike battery systems without communication)
- DC Bosch standard port (All Bosch 2014-20XX standard systems)
- DC Bosch smart port (Bosch Smart System 2022-20XX)
- DC Shimano Steps port (Only for Shimano steps batteries with EW-CP100 port)
- AC socket 230V/10A with current protection
Interactive map for the exact location of the pin in mapy.cz, where the charging station is found (may not match the automatically found address).
Operating hours of the charging station with the possibility of selecting days and hours.
Selection of the seasonal period when the charging station is in operation.
(data is also transferred to the map data)
Inserting photos of the already implemented charging station. Used for sharing and promotion with the operator, photos are inserted manually into the map documents.
Public charging station ID – used for quick and easy identification.
OSM ID – an identifier assigned to the charging station from the openstreetmap.org project database
Owner-email – used for communication with the operator. Information can be sent to this email in case of a charging station outage lasting more than 1 hour during the period when the charging station is indicated in operation.
Demo Access to powerbox.cloud app (www.powerbox.cloud):
You will get access to the „always on“ DEMO station physically located at Powerbox Solution Park, and able to update all elements.
Martin will be happy to help with your questions and onboarding the system,