Smappee charging stations offer a way to start charging sessions with RFID cards, to start a session with an RFID card there are some requirements:
- Make sure your charging station is in the correct mode: How can I start and stop charging at my Smappee charging station? How much does it cost to charge?
- Be sure you've put the charging in your car and the LED of the station shows a blue colour
Depending on the type of charging station you have the RFID reader is located at a different location, but the sound and color signals are the same.
After the swiping, you need to hear a sound and the LED will blink blue.
- If the card gets accepted you will hear a confirmation sound and the LED will be green.
- If the card is denied you will hear an error sound and the LED will blink red.
For all types of EV Wall products, the RFID reader is located on the front panel same location as the LED. You need to swipe over the LED until you hear a sound and the panel starts blinking blue.
Tip: We noticed that some RFID cards have a weaker antenna due to which they are a bit harder to use with a EV Wall. We recommend to always put the card on the plexiglass and avoid touching the metal of the front plate as much as possible as demonstrated in the following image/video.
On some cards there is also symbol indicating where the antenna is located, it is best practice to swipe this on the RFID panel.
In the newest version of the EV Base, there are 2 RFID readers located on each side also in the same location as the LED's.
In the older trespa version of the EV Base, it was located on top at the RFID symbol.
For the EV Ultra, it is located above the charging cable holder, where the smaller LED is located.
In the case of the EV One you will find the RFID reader on top of the station, where the LED is located.