Stop Charging

Learn how to successfully stop a charging session in progress.

Prerequisites

  1. Your application should have saved the Session Id when you created it. See Start Charging

    You can also call GET Sessions and search for a session on a Connector of interest.

Step 2: Stop the Session

var request = require('request');
var options = {
  'method': 'GET',
  'url': `api.edrv.io/v1.1/sessions/${session_id}/stop`,
  'headers': {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer eDRV_TOKEN'
  }
};
request(options, function (error, response) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);
  console.log(response.body);
});

A successful response means that eDRV will now attempt to stop the session.

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Under the hood

Successfully calling /sessions/{id}/stop kicks off a chain of events on eDRV:

  • eDRV attempts to stop remote stop the charging transaction
  • The chargestation will now attempt to gracefully shut down charging and inform eDRV

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Session Stops can be Delayed

In the real world there are many reasons why a stop session request may take a while to complete.
For e.g. some chargestations only query the meter every so often and will wait for a final meter reading before reporting a charging stop to eDRV.

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Session Stops can Fail

The most common reason is that the chargestation is having communications issues and is unable to receive the stop message form eDRV or cannot send a confirmation message back after stopping.

Stop 3: Confirm Charging has stopped via Webhooks

The best way to confirm that charging has stopped on the chargestation is via Webhooks . Please monitor your application Webhook for the following event that confirms a charging session has stopped:

Webhook Event session.ended

A confirmation directly from the chargestation that this session has successfully stopped.

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Please do not poll the sessions endpoint for a change of status

This is an inefficient use of server resources on both sides. Please use Webhooks instead.