jlv wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:22 am
The first generation CHAdeMO handles were terrible. I didn't know that CCS handles were also so poorly designed -- or is it just the ones the EA uses? I've seen people connecting Bolts to CCS stations in Maine that didn't appear to have this issue (they weren't EA stations).
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're referring to the early Yazaki handles with a big black handle and unintuitive release (pressing the black button twice).
The heavy liquid cooled HUBER+SUHNER CCS seem to be on all the EA chargers I've seen (I'll admit to not having been to many of their sites). I've seen them on one BTC Power EVGo charger but no others.
For awhile, they had to shut down all the CCS handles that used them: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/26/ele ... -chargers/
but besides L2 and CHAdeMO, from https://web.archive.org/web/20190209154 ... 5.2019.pdf
, a few CCS handles still worked, probably because they used some other cables.
I've not had the need to hold up the handle or wrestle with such heavy and stiff cables + handles at other (non-EA) CCS DC FCs. Some have been using REMA handles and some don't have a brand (say ChargePoint on them but might be REMA).