While we always recommend getting a Monta charge key, you can also connect other brands of RFID cards to your Monta Wallet. Here is what you need to know about other charge key brands:
The charge key needs to have 8, 14 or 20 characters.
Some companies (i.e. Clever, E.ON, etc.) offer subscriptions for charging on their charge points. If you have a charge key that is connected to a subscription like this, you can also add it to Monta!
When you connect any charge key to Monta, you tie it to your virtual Monta Wallet. Afterwards, you are able to start a charging session on any charge point that is available on the Monta map, including your subscription provider's charge point.
For example, if you have connected a Clever charge key to your Monta Wallet and you are starting a charge on a Clever charge point, the payment can happen through either Monta or Clever.
The moment you scan the RFID card, the system is looking for a payment method. If the Monta system responds first, you will pay with your Monta Wallet.
There are multiple ways you can add a charge key to your Monta Wallet. Here are our troubleshooting tips, divided by the method that you are using to connect your RFID card.
This pairing method is available in the Monta app.
If your phone is failing to scan the RFID through NFC, make sure that:
This is another pairing method, available in the Monta app.
Once you the pair charge charge key through the charge point, you will be able to use it on any charge point available through the Monta system, that is able to read RRID cards.
If you are not able to pair the charge key through a charge point, make sure:
This pairing method can be done both through the Monta app and Monta Portal.
With this method, you need to make sure that you are entering the characters of the charge key correctly.
When you scan the RFID key (though NFC or a charge point), and the characters on the screen do not match the characters written on the physical charge key, always go by the characters on the screen in the Monta app.
It is possible that the characters were not printed correctly on the charge key. That means what you see on the app when scanning through NFC or through the charge point is the correct serial number.
If the charging does not start when you swipe the RFID key on the charge point, here are the most common troubleshooting tips:
Make sure there are funds in the Monta Wallet to perform a charge.
Make sure that the charge point is able to read RFID cards.
If the charge point is rejecting an RFID card that is registered in your Monta Wallet, it is possible that the charge key id (the sequence of characters) was printed incorrectly on your charge key. This is a very rare occurrence, but it can happen.
In this case, we would recommend you to scan the RFID card with NFC or through a charge point you own. The characters that appear on the screen after the scan is the correct charge key id. Thus the characters you see on the RFID card itself are incorrect.
Compare the characters printed on the card with the ones you see on the screen. Separate the long chain into pairs of 2 and write in reverse.
The id printed on the charge key is: F6 E5 D4 C3 B2 A1 04
The id you can see on the screen is correctly showing: 04 A1 B2 C3 D4 E5 F6
As mentioned earlier, the correct charge key is on the screen. Just enter this id for the charge key and you should be able to start charging.
If you have more questions about charge keys, or you didn't find the solution you need in this guide, please reach out to Monta support and we will assist you!