After a charger installation, it is necessary to verify the charger's safety compliance via Residual Current Device (RCD) testing. This is typically done by connecting a device to a charger, drawing power off the charger to certain levels, and then the charger will shut off, similar to a fuse. The RCD test is required in the UK to finish the installation, as the installer must file a report that shows the charger shuts off at unsafe currents.
However, if the testing is done during peak hours, the charger may not offer power to the device due to a schedule being set. For the installer to perform the test during peak hours, there is a minor change to the testing procedure.
If you are testing outside of peak hours, this procedure is not necessary. You can test as normal.
The procedure for testing during peak hours:
- After the backplate is programmed and the charger is available on Site Overview, select the circuit.
The circuit page is shown.
- Select the backplate.
The backplate page is shown.
- Slide up the Charger card.
If your testing equipment is not already in place at this point, put your testing equipment in place.
- Press Start.
The peak hours limitations will be overridden for the short duration of the test.