TonyWilliams wrote:mtndrew1 wrote:TonyWilliams wrote:I actually don't have the energy to point out, yet again, that the CHAdeMO protocol is NOT the crazy Yazaki plug that everybody associates with CHAdeMO:
Be that as it may, it's what most US CHAdeMO users experience and it's awful.
Edit: Good lord! I looked at your link and there are TWELVE different CHAdeMO connectors! Twelve! They should add doing the hokey-pokey at the end of the charge session as part of the disconnect process just to put a cherry on top. Design by committee at is finest.
No, there is a CHAdeMO standard that currently has twelve (or more) different choices of human interface. They ALL plug into the same CHAdeMO inlet.
Having choices is what a mature standard has. CCS has a REMA produced plug. That's it.
Users largely don't care about protocol, they care about interface. This is why USB won the PC interface wars, why Apple won the MP3 and smartphone wars, and why Google won the search wars.
If I can be assured that a CCS car has exactly one method of connection and disconnection no matter who built the car or the charger or the charge connector, I see that as a massive selling point as a consumer.
I'll be honest, I nearly called roadside assistance the first time I used a CHAdeMO charger. Like the other poster, it took me the better part of 15 minutes to get it disconnected. As I was fumbling around swearing at the thing it didn't matter if it was Yazaki's fault or Kia's fault or Sumitomo's fault or Nissan's fault. It was just bad. It remains bad.