Yup, Clipper Creek LCS-20 is a direct wired EVSE. I love it. I installed an amp meter on the panel to monitor the charge (more gee-wiz info than anything..) I've had no problems with the LCS-20. Actually, I've never even used the EVSE that came with the car...What is the current recommendation for a 240 charger? I'm having some electrical work done and I figured now is a good time (house has 200 amp service).
I agree... My garage panel is on a 60 amp circuit, so IF I ever decide to move into a BEV, I shouldn't have any problems.An LCS-20 is a 16 amp EVSE that you install on a 20 amp electrical circuit. That is plenty for a Gen 1 Volt.
However, if you think you or a future owner of the house might own a future EV with a higher charge rate, it would be a good time to put in a higher amperage circuit like 30 or 50. You might also consider powering 2 EVSEs for 2 cars. A good way to achieve flexibility for that would be to put a sub panel in the garage so you can branch off of that in the future.
Is the NEMA 14-50R receptacle wired with 6-4 wire and a 50 amp breaker?I originally put in a NEMA L6-20 outlet and used the L1/L2 EVSE that came with the car, with a pigtail that I made according to another thread on this site. Recently, I switched it out for a NEMA 14-50, as I was getting a Model 3. The Volt charged just fine using the L1/L2 EVSE and a 14-50 pigtail. If I did it all over again, I'd just start with the NEMA 14-50 outlet, and use the L1/L2 EVSE that came with the car. With a Gen1 Volt, the ClipperCreeks are highly rated. In fact, I'm quite sure the Gen2 Volts have a ClipperCreek EVSE, that's branded GM.