ClipperCreek Introduces Inexpensive 24 Amp, 5.8 kW Charging Station

2 years ago by Jay Cole 16

2016 Chevrolet Volt And Level 2 ClipperCreek Charging Station

2016 Chevrolet Volt And Level 2 ClipperCreek Charging Station

It seems like ClipperCreek these days is winding its way through its entire charging lineup.  A tweak here, and upgrade there, and usually for less money.

ClipperCreek LCS-30 - Easy On Your Electrical Service

ClipperCreek LCS-30 – Easy On Your Electrical Service

This weeks changes brings a higher power 5.8 kW “Level 2” charging unit (the LCS-30 details) that is just 24 amps – your electrical box with thank you.

As always Clipper offers the unit two ways, direct wire from $499, and our own personal preference, the plug-in version for $515.

“Electric vehicle owners want faster charging, but don’t necessarily want to upgrade their electrical service panel. The LCS-30 provides the maximum charging power available through a standard 30 Amp, 240 Volt circuit.

With 24 Amps available to the vehicle, the LCS-30 can deliver approximately 20 miles of range per hour of charge for vehicles capable of accepting this level of power for charging. This allows more people to use their existing infrastructure, making the installation much more affordable,” – Will Barrett, ClipperCreek’s Director of Sales.

The full spec list is below, but one thing we do note of interest is that like some of ClipperCreek’s other recent offerings, the new, next gen SAE-J1772 connectors are lockable, which is must for certain situations.

Some features of the LCS-30 include:

  • 25 feet of charging cable for installation flexibility and superior vehicle reach
  • Integrated cable wrap makes storing the cable simple and convenient
  • Low profile wall mount connector holster is included, allowing storage of the vehicle connector out of the way and where it’s most convenient
  • Fully sealed NEMA 4 rated enclosure for product durability
  • Next generation SAE-J1772 connector with optional pad lock feature
  • ClipperCreek customers are supported by an exceptional customer service team
  • Made in America
  • Optional wall mount Cable Cradle is available for added charge cable management for $19.

The ClipperCreek LCS-30 EVSE is available for purchase today here, or by calling the ClipperCreek directly at 877-694-4194.

 

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16 responses to "ClipperCreek Introduces Inexpensive 24 Amp, 5.8 kW Charging Station"

  1. Anon says:

    That vestigial black line at the base of the A Pillar, (a design element meant to evoke the old Volt, yet make it not look completely like a Honda Civic) makes the support appear as though it’s collapsed, in the image above.

    Never noticed that before. Looks weird.

  2. Bill Howland says:

    Nice commercial for the Clipper Creek. But still $100 over what Home Depot is charging for the ‘GE DURASTATION’. Which can run at a full 30 amps.

    I thought Inside EVs always said never to buy anything less than 30? You guys must have changed your mind.

    1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

      1) You are obviously too full of yourself to read the freaking article. The point of the 24A EVSE is that some people can’t use a 30A EVSE without an upgrade.
      2) Many EV owners like Clipper Creek EVSEs for their simplicity, reliability and the company’s customer service.

      1. Bill Howland says:

        On the contrary, its many here who can’t rationally discuss the simplest issue, and are totally stuck on themselves.

        That’s why you see the rare post here of people who have actually been turned off from electric cars due to the conceit of some of the other posters here. Such as telling others they:

        1). “Should” pay more taxes.
        2). “Manufacturers should make more/ don’t want to make” evs.

        The knee splitter of course is the writers don’t pay more taxes themselves, and then don’t buy the evs anyway because supposedly ‘they aren’t good enough’.

        I’m sure the cc is an ok product, and to its credit it is much cheaper than the cc-30 it is replacing.

        But If I wrote an article like this one, I’d expect to be paid for it. Running a website ain’t cheap.

        1. Jay Cole says:

          Sidenote: No it isn’t, lots of bills with a website (unless you try to run a website by yourself in the dark and never go to any events, lol)

          …that being said, we never have (or will) take payment for a story (or run a “sponsored story” if you will) here at IEV. To be fair, we do get a lot of press material in our inbox (20+/day)- if we think something might be of interest out of those (in this case the 24A aspect), we will pass it along.

          It is a bit of an odd thing in this segment, basically everything you report on is selling a product at its heart

      2. Bill Howland says:

        Hey Chief –

        Sorry to break it to Your Highness, but the DuraStation I mentioned may be installed on 15, 20, 30, or 40 amp circuits.

        And IEV’s did at one time recommend what I said, to never buy anything smaller than a 30 amp unit.

        Note to Jay:

        Noted. Unless it causes ‘infighting’ I, and I’m sure others, wouldn’t have any problem with you running ‘sponsored content’ as long as its disclosed.

        To we users there is no difference. All the continuing pop up ads use up so much computer power that I have to dig out a higher powered puter to even type here. And even then it is not enough since characters/words are dropped on my end.

  3. jerryd says:

    Others can be found and parts to make your own at TucsonEV for much less.
    These really are just fancy extension cords, just a cord and a handshake circuit.

  4. Clipper creek makes solid products. I have a 70 amp model and a 16 amp one. The 16 amp works great with a Volt and would meet most users needs.

    1. Assaf says:

      You’re right that 16A is good enough for a Volt.

      But with a Leaf (or other non-Tesla BEV) you might face the scenario of returning home from one fairly lengthy drive, and having to go on a second one soon. Sure, you can look for a QC station on the way. But if you have a home charger that delivers 6-7kW, then while you have your lunch/dinner and get ready to leave home again, you will have sufficient range to not stop on the way.

      Our Clipper Creek HCS-40P (started as 7.2kW, now 7.7kW) fits the bill nicely for this purpose. Indeed I didn’t choose the far more compact LCS-30P because it only had 4.8kW at the time. If it was 5.8kW, I would have probably chosen it, saved ~$100 and gained a charger that can be easily thrown into the Leaf’s hatch as a portable L2 if needed.

      1. Bill Howland says:

        Yeah, thats interesting…

        This 5.76 kw product possibly is aimed at all the 6.6 kw leafs that have been sold lately.

        And the price point is certainly lower than the stock Nissan ‘AV’ docking station. For just a little more charging time.

        1. James Brotherton says:

          The AV station can be bought on Amazon for about the same price!

  5. lewl says:

    Makes sense.
    The LCS-25 never really made much sense.
    Wire gauges jump from supporting 20A to 30A, and likewise, breakers do too.
    I had to use 30A wire and 30A breaker for my 25A product to meet code. (There are no 25A breakers for my panel available)
    If you’re putting in a circuit that can do 30A, might as well size the unit to take advantage of it.

    1. Nate says:

      Might depend on the home and panel for what makes sense. I have a 25 amp breaker. My electician recommended not going above that in my home, so I went with the Lcs-25. I knew that when my Volt lease ends I may end up with something that is capable of 6.6kW or higher but I don’t want to do major service upgrade to get just slightly more. Sure beats the 8amp that I had to use before that, and I can leave the portable unit in the Volt’s storage compartment just in case.

  6. James Brotherton says:

    This seems like a MUCH better deal! This auto detects your breaker so it will charge at 24 amp if you only have a 30 amp breaker, but is otherwise capable of full 30a charging! Great deal and good reviews on Amazon.

  7. James Brotherton says:

    Oops here’s the link!

    GE EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft. Cord https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VVFO39W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_AoN5wbWEVJDAK

  8. Erik L says:

    Personally for me, I’d rather have the Clipper Creek unit. The Durastation doesn’t look as solidly built as the ClipperCreek units. Also the integrated lip on the Clipper Creek units is great in cold weather as it keeps the cable from getting caked in ice, sucked into a snowblower, etc, and the cable holster has saved my butt many times when there has been freezing rain.