local smart charging controller
Synonyms: local controller
A local smart charging controller is a hardware solution that needs to be installed on a charging location. Typically the charging stations that are managed within the smart charging sope have a communication with the local controller that distributes the relevant smart charging commands for each charging station. The controller itself is the combining device performing the external smart charging communication with the operator or other systems. Compared to master slave systems local smart charging controllers can give you some flexibility concerning the brands of the charging stations. Usually suppliers of local controllers can provide lists which charging stations their controllers are compatible with and which communication protocols for smart charging commands are supported by the controller.