Installation and Operations Manual
Siemens VersiCharge™


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  • Page 1 Installation and Operations Manual Siemens VersiCharge™ © 813776...
  • Page 2 Product information is subject to change without notice. All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners. For Siemens VersiCharge™ Warranty Terms and Conditions, see the Appendix on page 29 of this manual. © 2014 Siemens Industry, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1 Important Safety Information ....................5 1.1 Read this First ........................5 1.2 Symbol Legend......................... 5 1.3 Product Labels........................5 1.4 Definitions ......................... 6 1.5 Safety Instructions (General and Specific) ................ 6 1.6 Instructions Pertaining to a Risk of Fire or Electric Shock ..........6 1.7 Code and Standard References ..................
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  • Page 5: Important Safety Information

    Siemens VersiCharge™ electric vehicle charging station. 1.2 Symbol Legend To reduce the risk of electrical shock, and to ensure the safe installation and operation of the Siemens VersiCharge™, the following safety symbols appear throughout this document to indicate dangerous conditions and important safety instructions. DANGER Hazardous voltage.
  • Page 6: Definitions

    The term EV used in this manual refers to an electric vehicle. The term AC used in this manual refers to alternating current. The term Universal unit refers to any VersiCharge with a plug and chord assembly attached, i.e. part numbers VC30XXXU**** (Indoor / Outdoor Use) The term Hardwired unit refers to any VersiCharge which is factory configured for hardwired installation only, i.e.
  • Page 7: Code And Standard References

    This device has been designated to meet the requirements in section 626 of the National Electric Code (NEC®). UL Listing with Listing Number – Siemens VersiCharge Devices are listed in UL file # E348556 Complies with the following UL Standards: 2594, 2231-1, 2231-2...
  • Page 8 Charging Circuit Interrupting Device (CCID): The Siemens VersiCharge line of EV Charging Systems includes a Charging Circuit Interrupting Device (CCID). The CCID is required by UL Standard 2231 and is designed to detect grounding faults within the system, and disconnect power from the downstream conductors when a fault is detected.
  • Page 9: 2: Device Layout

    2: Device Layout 2.1 Exterior – Front 1. Pause Button 2. Delay Timer Button 3. Connector 4. Connector Holster 5. Halo Indicator 6. Closure Screws 7. Hinges 2.2 Exterior – LED Indicators 1. Pause 2. Charging 3. Power Available 4. Ready 5.
  • Page 10: Mounting Bracket (Receptacle Not Included)

    2.3 Mounting Bracket (Receptacle not Included) 1. Mounting Holes 2. Receptacle cutout 3. Mounting Slot 4. Mounting Tab © 813776...
  • Page 11: Exterior - Rear

    2.4 Exterior – Rear 1. Mounting Tabs 2. Fed from behind wiring option 3. Fed from the bottom wiring option 4. EV Cord © 813776...
  • Page 12: Interior - Connection Area

    2.5 Interior – Connection Area 1. Line Conductor Connections 2. Ground Connection 3. Remote Control Interface © 813776...
  • Page 13: Device States

    Some EV’s may initiate a delay of charge when exiting out of the ‘Pause’ state before the EV starts telling the VersiCharge to start charging again. Please refer to the user manual for the EV for further information.
  • Page 14: Section 3: Installation

    • Available voltage, current and frequency:  VersiCharge EV charging stations can draw up to 30A at 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (7.2kW of power). The complete electrical structure of the building must be adequately sized to handle the entire building energy load, under peak conditions, as well as the charging station load under operation.
  • Page 15: Cord-And-Plug Installation (Universal Units)

     The VersiCharge will mount on the surface of the wall, protruding at least 15 inches, and a location for installation should be chosen where there is sufficient space to park an EV, walk past the device, open nearby doors, etc., without obstruction.
  • Page 16 Verify that lag screws are going into the stud.  Hang the VersiCharge on the Mounting Bracket by first hooking the bottom of the unit into the mounting slot and then hooking the top into the mounting tab.
  • Page 17 Ensure that receptacle can be flush mount installed to the left side of the mounting bracket. o Receptacle should be installed prior to mounting the VersiCharge to the wall. o Verify local code with respect to installation height. © 813776...
  • Page 18: Hard-Wired Installation (Universal/Hardwired Units)

    This section describes the hard-wired installation for the hardwired units, but also includes the step of removing the cord-and-plug assembly in case the universal VersiCharge units need to be hard-wired during installation. Removing the Cord-and-Plug Assembly (only required for UNIVERSAL UNITS) ...
  • Page 19  Remove the cord-and-plug assembly from the conductor opening o Disconnect the attachment plug wires from the terminal block by loosening screws in position 1, 2, and 3. o Do not adjust the two screws on top of the terminal block unit. These are for factory use only.
  • Page 20  Route conduit to the opening of the unit and terminate appropriately.  Route conductors, with proper strain relief, into the VersiCharge from the conductor opening o Pull 3-6 inches of slack through the conductor opening ...
  • Page 21: Amperage Adjustment

    The Siemens VersiCharge has the option to set the maximum amperage/power that can be delievered to the car using the Amperage adjustment switch. Note that Versicharge cannot control the power draw to the EV, it can only communicate the current capacity of the device to the EV.
  • Page 22: Remote Control Interface

    3.6 Remote Control Interface The Siemens VersiCharge has a Remote Control Interface that allows charging to be controlled by an external device. This interface could be used to respond to a demand response event from a utility.
  • Page 23 o Install external control source according to the instructions provided with that device Note: See section 4.7 for more details on this interface © 813776...
  • Page 24: Section 4: Operation

    If the EV does not require a charge, the VersiCharge will go into the ‘Ready to Charge’ state.
  • Page 25: Cord Management

    ‘Pause’ state. o Pressing the ‘Pause’ button again will move the VersiCharge to the ‘Ready to Charge’ state, and if a charge is required, the VersiCharge will automatically begin charging and move to the ‘Charging’ state. NOTE: To reset the device you can turn the circuit breaker feeding the device off, then turn it back on.
  • Page 26: Delay Timer

    4.5 Delay Timer The VersiCharge has a built in delay timer to allow users to select the time that they would like for their EV to charge. The delay timer will prevent the VersiCharge from entering the ‘Charging’...
  • Page 27: Remote Control Interface

    To de/re-activate the Halo: o Remove the connector from the EV and place in the connector holster o Verify that the VersiCharge is in the ‘Power Available’ state by ensuring that only the ‘Power Available’ indicator is illuminated o Press and hold both the ‘Pause’ and the ‘Delay Timer’ buttons for 5 seconds.
  • Page 28  When the external contact is closed, the alternate input will control the VersiCharge, preventing it from entering the ‘Charging’ state  The status output is a switch that indicates charging status. When the contacts are closed, the unit is in charging state ©...
  • Page 29: Section 5: Troubleshooting

    Section 5: Troubleshooting 5.1 General Settings Some of the errors that occur are not caused by the VersiCharge, but by the EV compatibility or by settings which are turned on in the EV itself.  If the unit is going into fault, please check the settings in the EV to ensure that these are not causing the VersiCharge to stop charging.
  • Page 30: Section 6: Warranty

    EVSE. The Limited Warranty does not apply to, and Siemens will not be responsible for, any defect in or damage to any Siemens VersiCharge EVSE: (1) that has been misused, neglected, tampered with, altered, or otherwise damaged, either internally or externally; (2) that has been improperly installed, operated, handled...
  • Page 31 OR ANY PERSONAL INJURY. To the extent any implied warranties are required under applicable law to apply to the Siemens VersiCharge EVSE, such implied warranties shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be limited in duration to the Warranty Period. In...
  • Page 32 exclusion(s) may not apply. This Limited Warranty gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province. © 813776...
  • Page 33: Section 7: Wiring Diagrams

    Section 7: Wiring Diagrams © 813776...
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