ChargePoint Introduces Us To The Little Monsters Of Plug In Electric Vehicle Charging

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 12

ChargePoint Little Monsters

ChargePoint Little Monsters

“Get to know the funny faces of the various ‪#‎EV‬ charging connectors. We like to call them our Little Monsters.”

Says ChargePoint.

Some resemble scary faces, while others look less frightful.

Which “Little Monster” does you most often run into?

Do any of the “Little Monsters” scare you?

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12 responses to "ChargePoint Introduces Us To The Little Monsters Of Plug In Electric Vehicle Charging"

  1. Spec9 says:

    Pareidolia overload!

  2. SAE Combo looks like a Hold-up Artist – taking our money!

    1. Anon says:

      Makes me think of a strange hybrid of “Mr. Bill” and “Thomas the Train”. 😉

  3. scottf200 says:

    chademo monsters head is way to small

    1. Anon says:

      It’s the scariest one, imho.

      1. Spec9 says:

        Chademo looks like the sand creatures from Star Wars.

  4. James says:

    What is really scary in my opinion is that only two of these are actually used in the UK (and the rest of the EU) – the chademo and the LEAF has a J1772, other than that all the plugs are different again!!!

  5. Martin T says:

    Welcome to world of stupidity.

    We didn’t learn from the debarcle with commercial or domestric plugs and sockets.

    So why not do it all over again with EV’s

    Engineer’s from different countries – just can’t get along, just more enviromental waste and peoples time…

  6. vdiv says:

    A few are missing such as the NEMA L6-200 and 30, NEMA 10-30, NEMA 6-50, the Mennekes type 2, and the Tesla Roadster.

    1. Bill Howland says:

      Yeah, agreed this whole article is kinda on the dumb side, for instance, tell me what car has Nema 5-15 or Nema 5-20, unless you mean someone actually paying $100 for 16 amps at 110.

      The TSL-01 (Roadster) is the scariest connector, in that you can kill someone with it if you drop it on someone (very very heavy), plus it tends to freeze in COLD weather and if you can’t shut the charge port door cuz you can’t get the connector free, then you’re stranded because the car won’t move. The door switch also freezes so that in extremely cold weather you can’t charge the car since the switch wont operate to tell the car you want to charge it, unless you use a 1500 watt hair dryer for 10 minutes.

  7. George B says:

    Fun!

  8. Scott L` says:

    There are plenty of public electric vehicle charging stations that do not charge, but instead enjoy ad revenue or new business as a result of their support of EV drivers… http://www.juicebarev.com