Hopefully I have this in the right forum
Looking at one of these charging stations for my car and I have a few questions in advance:
- I do not have an emonPI setup but I can get live grid values sent via mqtt from Home Assistant (value goes into the minus when exporting to grid), can I simply use this for the “eco” charging i.e. charge only when there is excess solar power being generated.
- Does the charging pause when there is no excess power? Otherwise it will drain my house DC battery to charge the car which is not efficient.
- My car can only charge up to 16a, can that limit value be set somewhere on the emonEVSE? The reason I ask is because I would like to use the existing cable/rcbo going to the current “dumb charger”.
- Does the station “lock” the cable in place when charging?