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ClipperCreek launches 240V 48Amp charging station starting at $899

13 March 2014

ClipperCreek has added the HCS-60, a 48 Amp station paired with a highly durable rubber molded vehicle cable and connector, to the HCS series product line. The 240V level 2 electric vehicle charging station, rated for both indoor and outdoor use, is priced at $899.

Built to serve the residential and commercial markets, the HCS-60 packages all of ClipperCreek’s standard product features, such as a 3-year warranty, a fully sealed, rugged NEMA 4 station enclosure, and 25 feet of charge cable.

With 48 Amps available for charging, the HCS-60 is suited for vehicles that can take advantage of higher charging currents such as the RAV4EV, the Tesla Model S, or electric fleet trucks.

The high power charging cable provided with the unit is rubber over-molded for increased durability and superior cold performance

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A cheap charger could be very good indeed.
Companies could afford to buy them for employees who get EV (or PHEVs) without a large risk.
Ditto for malls, etc.

You could include one (perhaps subsidised) with each car you buy (as an option).

Thus, if you buy a Leaf, you get one of these thrown in, which you could offer to your employer to stick in your place of work.

This is probably a bigger deal than the supercharger network - a dense forest of good enough chargers.

You wouldn't want the try to drive 600 miles relying on a series of stops for these, but if you had one at your place of work, you could double the range of the EV.

+ you could set up commercial charging stations if the capital cost of the chargers was not too high.

[ Even if it is too powerful for a Leaf, the Leaf will still be able to use it, and needs it more than a Tesla ]

Governments and local authorities should make sure that there are minimal barriers to installing these.

48A is a strange rating given the common maximum current limits on production EVs:

16A (all PHEVs, many EVs)
30A (many EVs, most common EVSE rating)
40A (Tesla Model S, RAV4-EV)
80A (Tesla Model S, Roadster)

Don't know of any plugins which are limited to 48A maximum.

“Electric vehicle charging rates are rising and some customers have asked for higher power stations to future proof their installation investment,” says Will Barrett, Inside Sales Manager at ClipperCreek, “the ClipperCreek team has responded with 48 Amp charging, that is 11.5kW of power.”

The HCS-60 is compatible with all plug-in vehicles available today

http://www.clippercreek.com/blog/clippercreek-launches-hcs-60-high-power-240v-48amp-charging-station-starting-899/

Future extender range BEVs with compact 150 to 200 kWh battery packs will require higher capacity (home and public) chargers. This may be one of the first generation higher capacity affordable unit.

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