[Tagging] charging stations

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 15:58:46 UTC 2020

I agree that we should use the KISS principle, and keep it as simple as
possible -- just specify the connector specification type (i.e. a drop-down
choice) -- CCS 1.0, CCS 2.0, CHAdeMO, GB/T, Tesla v1, Tesla v2, etc.  I
think the tag value should include the version number.  In theory if a
location offers two types of charging, they could either be listed as two
separate features, or both types could be listed with a semicolon.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 8:28 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 10:29, Johannes Werner via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>> cable=yes/no/length seems like a great idea. It does however not solve
>> OPs problem that a cable is not a socket.
> However, a cable at a charging station will have a connector at the free
> end.
> The cable does not end with bare wires.
> The question then is how to designate that connector.  Is it a plug or a
> socket?
> The answer is not as clear as many think.  See
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_connector#Plug_and_socket_connectors
> Despite what the Wikipedia article says, the terminology isn't as
> clear-cut as
> it implies and different industries have different, conflicting naming
> conventions.  Within a single industry different naming conventions may be
> applied to different styles of connectors.
> Some go by the contact type, with males contacts being plugs and female
> contacts being sockets, but hermaphroditic connectors and mixed-contact
> connectors complicate things.  Some go by fixed vs free, with fixed
> connectors
> being jacks and free connectors being plugs, but by that convention a
> standard
> power extension lead has two plugs, but one of those two plugs looks like
> a wall socket except it's not fixed to a wall.
> Where a coupling mechanism is involved, such as the coupling ring on
> a circular connector, some industries will refer to the connector with
> the coupling ring as a plug and the connector it mates with as a socket.
> The connector with the coupling ring is always free, the mating connector
> may be fixed or free.
> That's just scratching the surface.  Is the connector at the end of the
> cable
> a plug or a jack or a socket or a free receptacle or something else?  It
> depends
> what the specification for that particular type of connector (such as
> Chademo) calls it.
> It's probably safer to tag the connector type (Chademo, etc.) and not try
> to decide whether it's a plug or socket or receptacle or jack.  If
> cable=yes/length is given then that connector is on the end of a
> cable.
> --
> Paul
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