We are often asked if it's possible to stop unauthorised use of a zappi, particularly where a zappi is installed in a location where it's used by multiple people.
For a long time the zappi has had a feature called "Lock Function" which allows the owner to set a PIN code which must be entered at the start of each charge session to allow the zappi to offer power to the EV.
To configure this function:
1. Enter the menu on the zappi itself by pressing the menu button on the very left of the device and navigate down to "Other Settings"
2. Then select "Lock Function"
3. Then you will be presented with all the configurable options for the Lock Function feature
- EV PLUGGED - This ensures the lock function is set to ON when there is an EV plugged in
- EV UNPLUGGED - This ensures the lock function is set to ON when there is NO EV plugged in ( The recommended setting is to have both of these ON, then the lock is active at all times)
- TIMEOUT - This is the amount of time the zappi waits until it activates the Lock Function AFTER the last button has been pressed
- LOCK CODE - This is where you set the 5 digit lock code you wish to use. N.B. Only numbers 1, 2, 3 & 4 can be used for this code. The default code is "44444"
- AUTO HIDE - If this is turned on then once the Lock Function activates, the default zappi screen will disappear and will be replaced with a generic screen displaying a padlock icon and will hide all the usual info you see on the zappi screen
- CHARGE - If this is set to ON, then it allows an EV to plug in and charge but won't allow the user to access any of the menus or change any settings. The typical use case for this would be a private workplace car park where the employees are allowed to charge their vehicles but access is restricted to menus and settings. If this is set to OFF then the zappi is completely disabled to anyone who doesn't know the lock code, restricting all access to the zappi owner
- TEST - This is a function that allows the user to check the operation of the lock solenoid on an untethered zappi. This isn't a function widely used by consumers