Connect Rates

In the Short-Term

We’ll hit 200,000 total connects soon—but, how soon?

As of this update we have ~2250 connects to go, and if our global average rate holds, we’ll cross the finish line sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019—three days ahead of ‘schedule.’

However, we have been connecting at a faster rate than that lately—9.747 connects/hour over the last 5 days (2018.12.23—2018.12.28)—which would put us even further ahead of ‘schedule,’ with us hitting 200k sometime on Sunday, January 6th, 2019.

Legacy Data

After getting to access Holly’s data (courtesy of our illustrious Foodbandlt), graphs and analysis of connects of the ‘historical archive’ became possible.

(click graphs for full size view)

The large gap in the graph is from the period of time when was down.

When adjusting the data set to exclude the pre-hiatus tail, we get a cleaner graph, consisting of the ~100 weeks since Plug made it’s return

Using a straight line-of-best-fit, the weekly connect rate since then has been 1,350.4 connects/week—which translates to a rate of 8.04 connects/hour.

Using this graph/rate, we’re projected to hit 200,000 connects in 1,176 hours from ‘now,’ on Friday, January 11th, 2019.