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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:33 pm 
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I just noticed a new L2 Charger offered by Clipper Creek; model LCS-25. Here's a link...

http://www.clippercreek.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=212

I emailed a rep at Clipper Creek, who says it'll be available 5/23/2011 and retail for $995.

I received a couple pdf's from the rep, one for install and another that is a general product brochure....not sure how to attach though.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Looks expensive for what you get. IMHO.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Limited to 240V 20A Level 2 (4.8 kW)

They say it charges all first generation EV's at full rate. Well, only if you exclude the upcoming Ford Focus EV which is 6.6 kW and exclude Tesla roadsters using a J1772 to Tesla adapter that can go up to 70A, 16.8 kW. And when the second generation LEAF comes out with 6.6 kW, your probably want to replace the LCS-25 with something that can do 6.6 kW. You'll definitely want 6.6 kw for Future EVs with longer range. The LCS-25 is not future proof unless you restrict yourself to Plug In Hybrids (sedans) with electric range of 40 miles or less.

I'll take Phil's EVSE upgrade for now, and later we may have better portable 240V Level 2 EVSE that let the user easily set the max current and support at least 6.6 kW with end user easy selection of the current limit at 12A (15A circuit), 16A (20A circuit) 24A (30A circuit) and 32A (40A circuit). Preferrably it would also work at 120V Level 1 and 240V Level 2. If it did 120V level 1, I'd add one more current setting - 5A (shared 15A circuit for bed and breakfast weekend).

I will applaud them for offering another EVSE option.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Couldn't find the manual and the pdf brochure didn't render in Acrobat for me. I did find this http://www.greaterindiana.org/docs/Clipper%20Creek.pdf . Check out page 15 for the LCS-25.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:08 pm 
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I will say that when I had my pre-Blink Clipper Creek wall mounted L2 EVSE, I was impressed with the quality of the unit and the J1772 connector.

So at $995, you get a unit that is UL listed, and outdoor rated. That is really only a couple hundred dollars more than the Nissan / Phil solution we currently have.

Danmeljeff, what input connector / wire does the unit come with? They haven't posted the pdf file yet on the CC website...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:15 pm 
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The LCS-25 is nice and compact, but you loose the versatility of 120V Level 1 and 240V Level 2 in the same highly portable EVSE that Phil's http://evseupgrade.com/ offers though the trade off is that Phil's goes to 12 amps max on 240v which is twice as fast as 120v and 87% of the maximum (3.3 kW) capability of the Leaf.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:43 pm 
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I published the docs I received from Clipper Creek onto Google Docs...

Brochure:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B-KFCqSMTXiKYzI1ZGU0MWEtNDE4Yy00MGZlLTk2NjQtZTM2ZmE0M2Q4MmM3&hl=en

User Manual:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B-KFCqSMTXiKZTkwYjAxM2MtODk2ZC00NWY1LTllZGMtNzU1NGY2ZTk2YTNl&hl=en

I agree it seems a little expensive for what it is, but I'd like to have a charger that remains in the LEAF, and one that is in the garage. since there is a tax credit, the actual cost is less than the $995 (for most). Not sure I'm going to purchase, but of all the EVSE's I've seen that are currently available, I like this one best (on paper).

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:30 pm 
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Inquire about a discount if you are/become an EAA member ... 20% ? 25% ?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Looks like the same link for both the Brochure and the User Manual?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:43 am 
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Randy wrote:
Looks like the same link for both the Brochure and the User Manual?


Good catch, thanks! I updated the link for the User Manual in the original post.

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