ClipperCreek introduces the smallest 240V plug-and-cord-connected EV charge station available
15 September 2013
ClipperCreek has announced the availability of the smallest cord and plug connected, 20A, Level 2 EV charging station on the market. Based on the LCS-25, this new product features a plug-in connection to make installation inexpensive and fast. With a standard 25-foot charge cable, there is no need to juggle cars to plug-in.
|LCS-25P. Click to enlarge.|
Customers with existing outlets can purchase the LCS-25P and install it in a matter of minutes by simply attaching it to the wall and plugging the LCS-25P into a 240V outlet. The LCS-25P has an introductory retail price of $549, and carries a 3-year warranty.
The LCS-25, which normally sells for $595, is currently on sale for $495.
All ClipperCreek products, including the new LCS-25P, are compatible with and approved for use on all plug-in vehicles including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford plug-in vehicles, Tesla Model S, Honda Fit Electric, Toyota Rav4 EV, and Toyota Plug-In Prius.
Glad to see prices coming down. I would want support for at leats 30 amps, however.
Posted by: Nick Lyons | 15 September 2013 at 08:01 AM
NL...a Chinese firm will soon produce similar units (20 Amps or 30 Amps for less than half that price. (free shipping via China Post included)
Posted by: HarveyD | 15 September 2013 at 08:40 AM
That is almost the exact size and form factor of the "convenience cord" Ford includes with its plug-in cars. It might even be smaller. The price is similarly sky-high, though I guess you do get Level II capability out of it.
Posted by: Engineer-Poet | 15 September 2013 at 02:07 PM
I wonder if it is compatible with my Zoe, she not having the option to charge on a normal outlet. This could be a possible solution for charging from a normal wall socket which is not possible by default.
Important is whether the thing has a current limiter, so you can select if you want to charge on 32A, 16A, 10A or whatever, so you don't blow a fuse upon plugging in.
There is such a solution already for the ZOE, a sort of hobby project by an Italian guy: http://renault-zoe.forumpro.fr/t2524-le-crd-de-davide-rizzo
Posted by: Arne | 18 September 2013 at 03:58 AM