The new COSMOS® interface for HCS chargers provides easy integration for third party monitoring and building management systems.
The popularity of EVs is growing and businesses are looking for affordable ways to integrate charging systems for their customers. Thankfully, a new update for ClipperCreek HCS 240V Level 2 charging systems adds some intelligent features to meet this demand. The update is called COSMOS® and can be added to the HCS Series charging stations for just $184. According to Jason France, one of the ClipperCreek founders, “many companies desire integration of EV charging with existing building energy management systems. COSMOS® is a comprehensive interface that can be utilized by a variety of systems, but is extremely affordable.” Therefore, the new interface will give more control of the charging systems to developers, system operators, and system integrators.
The update features a simple digital load management interface, as well as UART Serial Communication interface for more advanced connection to third party monitoring and control systems. Through this, businesses can control power output, monitor load, view station status, and even monitor vehicle connected status. Information can also be sent to a third-party application like PlugShare to show potential customers when a charger is available. Affordable access to this technology benefits both EV owners and businesses. We can look forward to a larger charging network and increased integration with our cars and devices to know where and when we can charge.