The HCS-40, ClipperCreek’s best-selling Level 2 charging station, is now available with a “Ruggedized” option, for stations that are subject to damage by extreme weather or other perils. The ruggedization consists of a rubber overmolded J1772 connector and a field-replaceable connector latch.
The American made HCS-40R and HCS-40PR operate at 32 amps and 7.7 kW, and are available with NEMA 6-50 or 14-50 plugs. Each includes 25 feet of charging cable and a wall-mount connector holster, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
“As the market matures, we have found that the electric vehicle connector can take a real beating in some environments,” said ClipperCreek President Jason France. “Customers have asked for an even tougher connector option. In response, we developed a new overmolded connector with a replaceable latch.”
The Ruggedized option costs $100 in addition to the base price of $565 for the hard-wired HCS-40 and $589 for the plug-in HCS-40P.