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  1. By default OpenEVSE will boot hosting a default WiFi network portal.
    • By default OpenEVSE will boot hosting a default WiFi network portal.

    • Network: OpenEVSE_XXXX

    • XXXX represents a random identifier for your station.

    • Password: openevse

  2. Connect to the OpenEVSE_XXXX network with a wireless phone, tablet or laptop.
    • Connect to the OpenEVSE_XXXX network with a wireless phone, tablet or laptop.

    • In this example our name is OpenEVSE_5b90.

    • Write down the last 4 of your station for use later.

    • Use password openevse

  3. If the Portal does not automatically open, open a web browser enter 192.168.4.1 for the address. 192.168.4.1 is temporary and only used in this mode. Select your WiFi name from the list, enter your WiFi password and click connect.
    • If the Portal does not automatically open, open a web browser enter 192.168.4.1 for the address.

    • 192.168.4.1 is temporary and only used in this mode.

    • Select your WiFi name from the list, enter your WiFi password and click connect.

    • If successful the OpenEVSE_XXXX network will disappear and the temporary address will no longer work.

    • A new numerical IP address will now be assigned by your network and displayed every time the station is started.

    • Reconnect using the new numerical IP address or http://openevse-XXXX.local. Replace XXXX with unique digits of your hostname.

    • Alternatively, "WiFi Standalone Mode" is available if no WiFi networks are available. Internet based services are not available in Standalone mode.

  4. The OpenEVSE tab provides the management of most charging functions.
    • The OpenEVSE tab provides the management of most charging functions.

    • View Status

    • Pause or Resume Charging

    • Set Start and Stop Timer

    • Set Session options charge for xx minutes or add xxx kwh.

    • View station settings and sensor values

  5. The System Tab provides management of the WiFi Module.
    • The System Tab provides management of the WiFi Module.

    • WiFi Setup, view statistics or join a new network.

    • Administration, set a username and password for enhanced security.

    • WiFi Firmware, update the WiFi Firmware (See Guide) or reset to factory defaults.

    • Developers Mode- enables advanced configuration options and direct access to send ant RAPI commands to controller.

  6. The Services tab provides the ability to connect and manage external services.
    • The Services tab provides the ability to connect and manage external services.

    • Energy Monitoring - setup Energy Monitoring on emoncms.org or data.openevse.com.

    • OhmConnect - Earn credit for reducing demand during peek times. California and other major US markets.

    • Key can be found using browser "Inspect". var channel = pusher.subscribe("OpnEoVse");

    • MQTT used to integrate into your home automation system.

  7. If you need help please contact OpenEVSE Support via Email at support@openevse.com
    • If you need help please contact OpenEVSE Support via Email at support@openevse.com

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