2016 Chevrolet Volt And New ClipperCreek LCS-20 - Practically Made For Each Other

2016 Chevrolet Volt And New ClipperCreek LCS-20 - Practically Made For Each Other

We aren't sure if ClipperCreek specifically redesigned its entry level, LCS-20 level 2 charging unit for the Chevrolet Volt, but it sure seems like it.

Clipper Creek LCS-20 - Now With A 25 Foot Cable

Clipper Creek LCS-20 - Now With A 25 Foot Cable

The unit itself features a couple upgrades which could help alleviate a couple of potential concerns from choosing ClipperCreek's most inexpensive L2 EVSE (from $379).

For starters (and good news for next generation Volt owners), the Clipper unit has more power than the outgoing model.

Specifically, 16 Amp charging, which is good for 3.8 kW - which is just higher than the new Volt's slightly increased capacity to recharge at 3.6 kW.

Secondly (and if you are in a situation like we are, you will appreciate this), if you are too cheap to buy that second (or third) charging station for your other EV, and you often find yourself having to part at 'just the right angle' so that you have enough cable to plug in that extra vehicle, the LCS-20 now comes with 25 feet of cable.  HuZZah!

In addition to the upgraded LCS-20, ClipperCreek also introduced a new accessory today...and as we have already uploaded the pictures, quotes and whatnot on the EVSE itself, we might as well mention the new gizmo as well.

It's a cable holder!

No Excuse For The Pile Of Dirty Cables On Your Garage Floor Anymore!

No Excuse For The Pile Of Dirty Cables On Your Garage Floor Anymore!

And sure, a cable holder is just a little thing, and perhaps you have already built your own make-shift system to solve this problem, or you currently wrap the EVSE cord around your wall-mounted unit, but if not, this gadget certainly beats throwing the cable on the ground.

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As expected, one of the fellows from ClipperCreek has something nice to say about their new product:

“We are constantly working to improve our products and with the introduction of our next generation SAE-J1772TM cable and connector assembly we had the opportunity to increase the power of the LCS-20 line to 16 Amps and increase the length of the cable to the maximum allowable length of 25 feet,” said ClipperCreek Director of Sales, Will Barrett. 

 

We also skillfully copy and pasted the specs below on the new LCS-20:

  • Powerful 3.8kW means charging up to 4 times faster than standard 110V cordsets
  • 25 foot cable maximizes installation flexibility and reduces installation costs
  • Rugged, fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure for durability indoors or outdoors
  • No assembly required
  • Easiest installation in the industry
  • Choose from hardwired or four plug-in models (NEMA L6-30, 14-30, 6-50, or 14-50)
  • Backed by a three year warranty and ClipperCreek’s exceptional customer service team
  • Low profile wall mount connector holster included, allowing storage of the vehicle connector out of the way and where it’s most convenient
  • Made in America
Jason France, President/Founder of ClipperCreek gives some backstory on the LCS-20:

“ClipperCreek’s mission is to develop and promote electric vehicle adoption by designing superior value into every product we bring to market. The original LCS-20 was launched in June of 2014, after persistent engineering and cost reduction effort since, we are now proud to offer additional capability at the same price point without compromising quality or durability.” said Jason France, President and Founder of ClipperCreek.

The LCS-20 (details/order) unit retails at $379, the plug-in model (which we would suggest) for $395.  The "Cable Cradle" (details/order) retails at $19.