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Circontrol eNext Elite Charger Configuration

This page contains instructions for configuring
chargers with Charge HQ
Please refer to our
charger listing for details on supported models and charger specifications.

Firmware Versions

The following firmware versions have been confirmed to work with Charge HQ. Other versions may also work but have not been tested.

  • 1.0.1-rc1

Safety Advice

Always follow the safety instructions provided with your charger. Always use a qualified electrician where required.

Step 1 - Obtain an EVSE ID from Charge HQ

  • Open the Charge HQ app
  • Go to Settings tab -> My Equipment -> Connect your Smart Charger
  • EVSE ID: this will be entered into your smart wall charger, note down that value displayed on your app or copy it to the clipboard. You will use this in Step 6.
  • Min and Max Power (A): Update these if you believe they are different to the default settings.
  • Click Submit

Note: The EVSE ID is a unique identifier for your charger, it cannot be the same as any other OCPP charger that is connected to Charge HQ. For this reason Charge HQ will provide you with a known-unique value that you can set in your charger.

Step 2 - Connect the Charger to WiFi

  • Follow the steps in the Circontrol eNext user manual to access the setup webpage for the charger.
  • Follow the steps in the user manual to connect to the charger to your home WiFi network

Step 3 - Configure Identification Method

  • In the Circontrol Setup Webpage, navigate to "ChargePoint Configuration" menu
  • Select the "Identification Method" tab
  • In the Type drop down menu select "Plug & Charge"
  • Click the "Save" button in the top right hand corner

Step 4 - Access the OCPP settings

  • Navigate to "Integrations" menu
  • Set Available Integrations to "OCPP 1.6 JSON"
  • Click the "Link" button on the right hand side

Step 5 - Configure OCPP settings

The OCPP settings will open in a new tab/window

  • Navigate to the "Central System" menu
  • Set Accept unknown self-signed certificates: No
  • Set Verify the CS certificate: "No"
  • Set HOST URL: ws://ocpp.chargehq.net/ocpp16
  • Click the "Save" icon in the top right hand corner

Note: if you prefer to connect via SSL/TLS, please refer to our SSL/TLS connection guide.

Step 6 - Configure Charge Box settings

On the navigation menu select "Charge Box"

  • Set the Id field to match the EVSE ID obtained from the Charge HQ app in step 1 above

Ensure all other settings match the screenshot:

  • Use OCPP time synchronization: Yes
  • Energy for Metervalues: Partial
  • Send MeterValues only while charging: Yes
  • Energy for Start/Stop transaction: Partial
  • User confirmation required on remote start: Off

Click the "Save" icon in the top right

Step 7 - Confirm communication with Charge HQ

Lastly - confirm that the charger is connected to Charge HQ.

In the Charge HQ app, navigate to Settings → My Equipment → Smart Charger

Confirm that the Connection State reads “Online”

Step 8 - Confirm ability to control charging

  • From the home screen of the Charge HQ app, select “Charge Now”
  • Confirm that the LED lights on the charger and the display on your EV indicate the vehicle is charging.
  • Confirm that charging is occurring at the configured rate (Amps)
  • From the home screen of the Charge HQ app, select “Stop”
  • Confirm that charging of your EV has stopped.

Step 9 - Continue Charge HQ configuration

Charge HQ can now control your Circontrol eNext Elite wall charger.

See our Step by Step setup and other app configuration guides for assistance with configuration of the rest of the Charge HQ app.

For troubleshooting instructions see the OCPP charger configuration guide.

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