What drives me crazy is what a two-headed monster they ended up with. By not thinking ahead a decade ago, they ended up grafting a second set of big contacts onto what could have been a smaller, simpler, more elegant design. They needed two large contacts to carry high current, a small ground pin for AC, and two tiny communication pins. The plug head should have been half the size it ended up.
They should have just picked the supercharger plug that Tesla has been shipping in Europe for years - a modified Mennekes plug that also does high speed DC charging.
I was talking about the original CCS standard - replying to the post about what a kludge the CCS design, adding the two DC ports, etc.) ... I was replying to the above.
Yes, but at this point, no one has confirmed that that format plug can support faster than 120 kW charging. Even when Tesla added liquid cooling and upped their Supercharger cabinets to 145 kW, the plugs were still limited to 120 kW. I'll be interested to see what Tesla comes up with for V3 (if they don't end up abandoning it for CCS), but from the sounds of it, it would still be limited to ~200-250 kW.
NewsCoulomb: I said "They should have just picked
" (past tense). Way back then, the original CCS standard (that "two-headed monster they ended up with") didn't address 120 kW charging. (200A max at 500V max, and 80 kW max). So ... your comment really makes no sense.
Last edited by SparkE; 01-27-2019 at 05:52 PM.