Easee Ready/Plug and Play are most common in larger charging sites where some of the customers don't have an EV yet. In these cases, the installer installs an empty backplate with a front cover for future addition of the Chargeberry. All of the backplates on the site are wired, but the Easee Ready backplates have no Chargeberry, and thus no charging socket, and no charging capabilities.
The installer will then configure the entire charging site and install Chargeberries for the customers that have ordered it. Whenever a customer gets a new EV, the Chargeberry is easily and quickly placed in the empty backplate, and the new cover, with socket opening, is placed on top.
You should keep the Easee Ready cover in case the user owns their Chargeberry and takes it with them if they move. Then you can safely cover the backplate until the next customer moves in.
The backplate was designed to allow for this future-proofing. The backplate follows the IEC 60529 standard for IP and satisfies an IPXXB marking. This means that the hazardous parts are protected against incidental contact with fingers.
How to install a Chargeberry:
- If possible, turn off the power before you start.
- Remove the charger's front cover (Easee Ready/Plug and Play cover).
- Align the Chargeberry's metal connectors with the connectors in the backplate. Press the Chargeberry into the backplate and push it down firmly. Make sure you've pushed it all the way down.
- Click the new front cover back on.
- Turn the power back on.
In some cases, access control must be added to the new charger before it can be used.