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LCS-20 Specifications

Dimensions
4" x 3" x 11"
released date
January

28

2016
the lcs-20 weighs 5.2 pounds

5.2

Editorial Review

If you've bought a brand new electric car or motorbike and are shopping around for a unit to charge it with, the ClipperCreek LCS-20 is a good place to start. By electric car charger standards, it's cheap and it comes with a 25-foot charging cable included. It works with a standard 20-amp electric circuit, so you won't have to rewire your garage for a more powerful outlet. The casing is designed to be durable, so you can mount it outdoors without having to worry that the rain and snow are going to damage it, leaving you with a battery that's going to require an expensive emergency recharge so you can go out to buy a new charger.

The question that's uppermost in your mind is probably how long this unit will take to charge your vehicle. That depends on how powerful your battery array is and the battery's acceptance rate (the speed with which it takes in electricity), but ClipperCreek provides a handy chart on their website with estimates of the total charging times on various vehicles. The time is takes for the LCS-20 to charge a vehicle ranges from 5 hours on a Mitsubishi i-M to 23.5 hours on a Tesla Model S 100 Single. Of course, that's the time it takes for a complete charge. A partial charge for a short drive around town will take less and your battery will probably already have a partial charge left over when you get home, which will further shorten the time.

Unlike the more expensive ChargePoint Home Hardwire, the ClipperCreek LCS-20 comes with a 25-foot charging cable as part of the standard package, so factor that in when doing comparison shopping. Also unlike the ChargePoint, you won't have to rewire your garage for a 240-volt outlet, another plus for the ClipperCreek.

Someday there will be battery-swapping stations at convenient locations on major highways, so you won't have to worry about leaving home without a full charge or running out of juice before you get back. Until that day, you'll be doing your charging at home and the ClipperCreek LCS-20 is an inexpensive way to do it.

ClipperCreek LCS-20 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

LCS-20 Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

I like that it doesn't come with a plug as there are so many different iterations of 220 plugs.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

It only took about twenty minutes to hook up to the power line that I had already run.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

It is safe, durable, reliable and fast. It is universal in each category as compared to other chargers and at half the price.

Tom's Guide
evgadgets.com