The SimpCharge is meant to allow a user an easy way to interface to an offboard AC charger otherwise known as an EVSE. This functionality can be standalone without the use of any other SimpEco products like the SimpBMS.
PLEASE NOTE:THIS IS NOT A PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEM, USER CONFIGURATION AND WIRING REQUIRED. Some good electrical knowledge is needed to use and install this product. Please make sure you download the manual BEFORE purchase and understand what is involved in using this product. Please read this manual and understand it, questions are allowed. You the purchaser of this product are responsible for installing this system yourself. You NEED knowledge of battery systems
Basic functions that can be achieved with the SimpCharge are below:
Functions without SimpBMS 1. Detect Plug (Type 1 or 2) based on the Proximity Signal – Dedicated 12V output when plug is inserted, EVSE does not need to be powered ON 2. Detect Active EVSE based on the Pilot Signal – Dedicated 12V output when Pilot Signal is ACTIVE 3. Switch on EVSE with simple 12V signal – Can come from any 12V source; A BMS signal (same as a charger activate signal) or a simple 12V switch
Functions With SimpBMS 1. Detect available AC current from EVSE – Pilot Signal gets conditioned to be read by the SimpBMS, allows the automatic limiting of Canbus based chargers.
SimpCharge Does NOT • Limit AC Charge Current drawn by Charger • Allow DC Fast Charging
The SimpCharge can be used for achieving the following: 1. Disable vehicle from driving when plugged in 2. Allow charging using an Offboard AC Charge / EVSE