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Q: Will using a station with higher output current rating than my vehicle can accept damage my vehicle?

A: No, using a higher amperage  EV charging station poses no harm to the electric vehicle. ClipperCreek EV charging stations are a pass through, electrical safety appliance. The EV is in complete control of the charge and will only take in what power it can accept and no more. The actual charging takes place on the vehicle. Our units will supply AC power to the vehicle and the vehicle’s onboard charger will convert the AC power to DC power and charge the vehicle’s batteries.

EX: Chevy Volt can take in 3.3kW for charging and the HCS-40 can deliver up to 7.7kW. When an HCS-40 is plugged into the Volt the station will “tell” the Volt how much power is available through the stations pilot communication signal. From that point the electric vehicle will take over, activate the stations and take whatever power it wants, up to the limit established by the station.

Some of our customers will purchase 240V charging stations that can offer a higher power level than their current vehicle can accept to future-proof their installation.

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About ClipperCreek Products: ClipperCreek products are Made in America, compatible with every plug-in vehicle, and automotive supply chain certified. As a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for 20 years, millions of electric vehicle charge sessions have relied on ClipperCreek. Unparalleled quality, reliability, and superior customer service are core values at ClipperCreek. Visit the ClipperCreek Online Store where we offer the widest variety of charging stations in the market. ClipperCreek products are manufactured in Auburn, CA, USA.