The Gateway Connect enables a hassle free setup of any charging infrastructure. This guide will take you through the physical installation of the Gateway Connect. To get started you will first need to decide on a setup type i.e. either Self Contained Network or Existing Building Local Area Network.
The instructions below will cover both setup types.
If you are using a FLEXeCHARGE SIM card no configuration is neccessary before the install.
When using your own SIM provider please make sure:
Ensure no internet connectivity is present in the network the gateway is connected to.
Attach the antenna to the
GSM connector on the gateway. If you're using an antenna with GPS signal, connect the second SMA connector to the
The antenna is either sourced through FLEXeCHARGE or you can use your own antenna. Please reference the antenna page to choose the optimal one for your application.
Only neccesarry when using your own SIM
On the back of the gateway, there are two slots for SIM cards and a slot for a micro SD card. The upper slot / Sim 1 is for a MINI-SIM (2ff), while the lower slot / Sim 2 is for a MICRO-SIM (3ff).
By default, only the slot for a MINI-SIM (2ff) is supported - Sim 1.
Please insert the SIM card into the top slot, as shown in the figure, until it clicks into place. If necessary, use a flat tool like a screwdriver to insert the SIM card.
The Gateway supports power supplies with an output voltage ranging from 10 to 30V DC and a minimum of 25 watts, we recommend the MEAN WELL MDR-60-24.
After installation of the Gateway and the power supply in a suitable location please connect the power supply to the connector labeled with
-. Make sure to observe the correct polarity. The gateway is equipped with reverse polarity protection, but will remain inactive if the polarity is incorrect. During the initialization phase (about 5 seconds) after turning on the power supply, LED A and LED B will light up, and the Power LED will remain lit. When LED A and LED B have turned off, the device is ready for operation.
When using the FLEXeCAHRGE SIM the gateway should have an active network status. If a third party SIM is used this will have be configured later.
|GSM Status LED||Network Connection|
|Slow blinking (short ON / long OFF)||Searching for network|
|Slow blinking (long ON / short OFF)||Registered, but no data connection|
|Fast blinking (short ON / short OFF)||Registered and active data connection|
Ensure that the Charging stations and all other required devices (for example power meters) are connected to the same local network and that there is a free port ona switch or similar to which the Gateway can be connected.
The Gateway supports power supplies with an output voltage ranging from 10 to 30V DC and a minimum of 25 watts. FELXeCHARGE recommends and exclusively ships the [MEAN WELL MDR-60-24]
The powersupply is installed on the DIN rail similar to the gateway. And connected to mains as shown in the diagramm.
Do not connect the gateway power to the powersupply yet, as this potentially resets the IP adress and comlicates later configuration.
Connect the gateway the ethernet port (eht0) of the gateway to the local network via an ethernet cable, this can be done via a switch or similar. Ensure that this network has access to the internet via a router.
The Gateway will now be assigned an IP address from you local router (internal DHCP server).
In order to find the assigned the IP address check your network via a scan or login to your router and find the new gateway there.