ClipperCreek may not be offering the least expensive Level 2 home-charging station on the US market, as it says it is, but it's not too far off the mark and gives the Golden State something to be proud of. The California-based company just starting selling its HCS-40 product, a 30-amp, 240-volt Level 2 charging station with a retail price of $590. The station is indoor-outdoor rated, includes a 25-foot long cable and comes equipped with a three-year warranty. ClipperCreek says installation is pretty simple, complete with two wall screws and three power wires. That makes the HCS-40 installable via any licensed electrician. Buyers can also pay an extra $19 for a connector holster. Cowboy up!

Whether the HCS-40 is apples to apples with the Bosch Automotive Solutions-made home-charging station announced earlier this year is another matter. In May, Bosch announced its Power Max product with a $450 starting price. That's roughly half what other folks had been charging for their Level 2 home chargers. That product was designed to work with all electric vehicles sold domestically and has both 16-amp and 30-amp configurations. Bosch began taking orders for the Power Max in May and started shipping the product the following month. Now that there's some lower-cost competition, check out ClipperCreek's press release below.
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ClipperCreek Introduces the HCS-40, Lowest Priced 30 Amp 240V Vehicle Charge Station Starting at $590

December 09, 2013

AUBURN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClipperCreek today introduced its latest product, the HCS-40, a 30 Amp, 240 Volt Level 2 electric vehicle charging station. The HCS is indoor/outdoor rated and designed to be the most rugged station available. With standard 25 feet of charging cable, a no strings attached 3 year warranty, and an easy 3 step installation process, the HCS can be installed anywhere by practically any qualified person for the lowest product price and lowest installation cost in the industry.

"The HCS-40 is truly ClipperCreek tough," said Jason France, ClipperCreek's CEO. "We have 16 years of field experience to know what happens to charging stations in the real world, and we went out of our way to develop a unit that could survive the worst abuse and still charge your vehicle every time."

For ClipperCreek low cost does not mean "cheap." The HCS-40 is built "American Tough", designed to be the last charging station you will ever need. With a fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure the HCS-40 delivers power in even the most punishing environments. The durability of the HCS-40 is only shadowed by its best in class standard feature offerings like: 25 feet of charging cable, a no strings attached 3 year warranty, and an optional $19 connector holster for the utmost confidence and convenience while charging.

The HCS-40 is not only well-built, it is easy to install and simple to use. After the junction box is run from the main service, installing the HCS is a snap, just two wall screws and 3 power wires; any licensed electrician can install an HCS-40 in no time at all. No need to disassemble the unit or try to understand complicated installation instructions, in fact, no assembly required.

"We wanted to extend our low price, high quality design to the high power residential charging stations," said Dave Packard, President of ClipperCreek. "This product has it all, lowest industry price, longest charge cord, virtually indestructible enclosure and an integrated cable hanging system designed to keep the cable off the wall. We may not have been the first to offer a low cost 30A charging station, but we took our time and now we have the best on the market."

The HCS is available for immediate delivery.

ClipperCreek products are made in the USA, compatible with every vehicle, and automotive supply chain certified. As a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for over 16 years, millions of electric vehicle charge sessions have relied on ClipperCreek. Unparalleled quality, reliability, and superior customer service are core values at ClipperCreek. Visit our online store at where we offer the widest variety of charging stations in the market.

ClipperCreek products are manufactured in Auburn, CA, USA.

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