Which vehicles can be charged on the KeContact P20?
All vehicles which have the standardized type 1 or type 2 charge socket in accordance with IEC 62196 and a mode 3 charge can be charged with the KeContact P20.
Can devices other than vehicles be used with the KeContact P20? The KeContact P20 has been specially developed for charging electric-operated vehicles. Use with other devices is therefore not permitted.
** How is the charging process started?**
With the KeContact P20 variants without authorization (RFID, key switches), a charge process is initiated by plugging the charge cable into the power charging station. The power charging station locks the connector itself and the charging process is started. In variants with RFID or key switches, prior authorization is necessary (actuation of the key switch or by holding the RFID card/tag in the area of the RFID icon). Successful authorization is signalized by an ascending sequence of tones whereupon the power charging station starts the charging process.
** How is a charging process ended?**
The charging process is ended by unplugging the charge cable on your vehicle. The connector in the KeContact P20 is then automatically unlocked and the cable can be removed.
** Can the charge cable connector be locked on the KeContact P20?**
Yes. In the variant with type 2 socket, the connectors are automatically locked as soon as it is plugged into the KeContact P20. After charging has ended, it is unlocked by unplugging at the vehicle. If it has not been unplugged at the vehicle, the KeContact P20 automatically unlocks after one minute.
Which connectors and cable types can be used for charging (concerning KeContact P20 with type 2 socket)?
Only type 1 and type 2 connectors and cables in accordance with standard IEC 62196 may be used. For further questions, please contact your service partner or vehicle manufacturer.
Which cable cross-sections may be used (concerning KeContact P20 with type 2 socket)?
Generally, only IEC 62196 compliant connectors and cable types may be used with the KeContact P20, whereby the respective connectors are resistance-coded, which ultimately also indicates the maximum permissible charging current and therefore the maximum permissible cross-section. For further questions, please contact your service partner or vehicle manufacturer.
Can the charge cable remain permanently plugged into the KeContact P20 (concerning the KeContact P20 with type 2 socket)?
KEBA recommends removing the charge cable after every charge process and storing it in a suitable place to prevent any possible early material fatigue.
** Can the charging process be controlled by external devices?**
Yes. The KeContact P20 has a connection for charge enabling by external devices (e.g. ripple control receivers of the energy provider, photovoltaic system, clock timer, home control and the like). For example, it is possible to not enable charging until your photovoltaic system is producing enough electricity or cheaper overnight rates apply and no other consumers in your household have a greater need for the electricity available.
** How do you clean the KeContact P20? **
If necessary, you can clean the housing of the power charging station with a damp cloth. Stubborn contamination can be removed with a mild, solvent-free, non-abrasive cleaning agent.
** Can the KeContact P20 housing be laminated, painted or coated? ** The KeContact P20 consists of a removable designer cover and the actual housing for incorporating the electronics. Only the designer cover can be laminated, painted or coated.