ClipperCreek Releases LCS-30 EVSE, A 24 Amp Level 2 Charging Station For $499

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

ClipperCreek has released a new 24 Amp Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, one that provides 5.8 kilowatts (kW) of power — allowing for charging speeds up to 4 times faster than those achieved with use of the 120V cord-sets standard with many plug-ins — according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica.

The new offering — the LCS-30 EVSE — is available in a number of different forms, with both plug-in and hardwired versions being sold. Pricing varies somewhat — for instance, the hardwired 240 Volt charging station runs $499, and the 4 LCS-30P plug-in versions run $515.

The LCS-30 includes ClipperCreek’s standard 3-year warranty, a fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure, 25 feet of charge cable, and now lockable connectors as well (following customer demand).

Here are some further details:

  • 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
  • Next generation SAE-J1772 connector with optional pad lock feature
  • No assembly required
  • No mounting kit required
  • Safety listed by ETL
  • 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

“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,” commented Will Barrett, ClipperCreek’s Director of Sales. “The LCS-30 is offered as a hardwired unit or a plug-in with four different NEMA plug types to choose from. Many people already have a NEMA 14-30 receptacle in their garage, so that will be a very popular configuration and installation costs will be minimal or even no cost in some cases.”

“Pairing the LCS-30 with our new, dual mount ready, affordable pedestal, the ProMountDuo, makes the LCS-30 perfect for a parking lot installation. There are many companies who want to offer Level 2 charging for their employees or customers, but don’t want to make a large infrastructure and hardware investment; this is an excellent solution for those companies.”

The new offering is now available for purchase through the company’s website, or by phone (877-694-4194).

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14 thoughts on “ClipperCreek Releases LCS-30 EVSE, A 24 Amp Level 2 Charging Station For $499

  • Nice to see prices for EVSEs are slowly getting more reasonable, although it’s still a lot of money for a glorified extension cord. Hopefully the trend continues as volumes increase.

    (For non-EV drivers, an EVSE advertises the available current and connects AC power to the car when all conditions are safe to do so, and disconnects in the event of a fault – the AC/DC conversion and charging all happens onboard the car.)

  • Anyone know a good outdoor charger that got a cover for snow and rain?

    • Clipper Creek has mutliple outdoor-ready models but they’re still quite expensive.

      • “a fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure”

  • We’ve had the LCS-40 for years now & it’s a great unit! I recommend ClipperCreek to other EV owners & potential EV owners.

    • Hi hybridbear. Got any experience to share on charging times? It would be nice to know how long it takes real world, for a given EV, etc.

      • Focus Electric charges at 28-29 amps at 206-209 volts at our apartment. It takes about 4 hours exactly from 0% to 100%. Our Fusion Energi charges at 14-15 amps and about 210 volts which means it takes 2 hours from 0% to 100%. In each case, this is equal to or faster than what Ford publishes.

        The things we like best about the unit is that it’s very sturdy. It seems to be high quality. While the case is all plastic, it seems to be very high quality plastic. The fit & finish is excellent.

        My parents have a Leviton EVSE for their EV and it’s also a great unit, but it was more expensive when they bought it in 2013.

        • Really nice. Thanks for the info. This gives people some real world perspective and info.

      • My experience is identical to hybridbear, except I’ve never tested time from fully empty on a full EV! But the rate is identical. And prior to getting the clipper creek – same model – 100v took up to 14 hours at nearly empty.

        Important note: this 30 amp clipper creek will be perhaps 25% slower. But it’s a cool product because it can plug in a common North American dryer plug, which may already be there. If you’re going to run a new circuit wire it for 40 or even 60 amps if you can.

        • Good for you. Wise. Never fully discharge the battery.Thanks.

        • I agree, if it is reasonable, a new circuit at a higher amperage will get you some flexibility for the future.

  • This is a step in the right direction. I might get one of these. The 24A rating is not too high, but with 240V, it probably doesnt have to be. Its a big step up from 120V, 15A.

    • See note above about size. 40 amp clipper creek was only $600 and change on Amazon. If you already have a 30 amp circuit go for that then.

      • Nice. That really ups the juice. Almost 10kw if you can do 40A. Thats about a 3 hour Leaf charge. About 30 mphc.

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