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  1. No Home Back-Up System Equipment Specs

    A couple notes on this: The 2.4kW is 10A @240V as you reference. Expect 120VAC use to be limited to only 1.2kW per 120VAC leg of the 240V system. You can get 1.2kW on each of the two 120V legs, but loads like a microwave or hair dryer/electric heater might be DOA with this system. My major...
  2. No Home Back-Up System Equipment Specs

    Charge Station Pro "installation specs for licensed electricians": https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/brand_ford/en_us/brand/trucks/f150/f150-lightning/pdf/Lightning_FCSP_Install_Specs.pdf - No information on Home Integration System use included. - Says to take advantage of full charge...
  3. No Home Back-Up System Equipment Specs

    I believe this is new: https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/brand_ford/en_us/brand/trucks/f150/f150-lightning/pdf/FordChargeStationPro-Specs_06_v2.pdf - More reference to industry standard J1772, no mention of "combined" or CCS. - 25ft cord - 3 year warranty - Adjustable power levels down...
  4. Just How In Demand ARE EV Trucks

    If every ICE vehicle was an EV overnight, there might be a grid problem. Infrastructure will grow to satisfy the demand. The only question will be the cost once upgrades are distributed amongst all customers. EV truck demand - Incalculable at the point if you ask me. It will depend on...
  5. No Home Back-Up System Equipment Specs

    Another forum is reporting that SR Lightnings that want to use intelligent home back-up system WILL have to have upgrade of pro power onboard system to the optional 9.6kW max output. This goes against what I have previously said on this forum, I guess I will eat those words though I am always...
  6. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    I agree - the difference versus the Rivian 11.52kW onboard charger may make for a better day to day experience improvement versus Rivian's superiority in DC fast charging "spec" (I have a whole separate thread on the Rivian DC fast charge reality). For those who mostly travel local that is. This...
  7. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    Join the club. I'm not going to share credentials but have plenty in solar, BESS, EVSE selection/connections, and overall electrical design as well as EV ownership. Your characterisation of charging at 80A/240VAC as hyperFAST and pure luxury is misleading and bound to result in frustration for...
  8. Usually get refund. How should i prepare for EV credit?

    Just to be clear, the credit is not refundable against tax never owed. However, you can withold to much and still get a fat 7500 "refund" of your pre-payments of tax owed. You just have to have had a minimum of tax liability paid EITHER through withheld funds OR remaining balance at tax time.
  9. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    Where are you coming up with this 400 mile number? I don't think you appreciate the size of a 131kWh usable battery or how many kWh the Lightning is going to consume versus your "typical" EV. There is a reason they are including an 80A charger with the extended range Lightning. It may be...
  10. Usually get refund. How should i prepare for EV credit?

    Are you wanting to pay in less all year so that you tie up less of your cash across the year and money sent back to you is reduced at tax time? This is risky if you aren't sure you will get the vehicle and credit in 2022 but you can just change your elections number if you are an employee, which...
  11. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    I've never heard of anyone refer to 8 hours as hyperfast. Some people will use a good portion of their battery daily, but even if they don't they are not going to be happy the first time they do drain the battery and it takes a week of on and off charging to get full again.
  12. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    If the 80A charger comes with a CCS connector, do people think a J1772 Tesla adapter is going to work on the "J1772 half" of the end? If not, I'm not sure there is going to be a strong market for selling these devices to all but those with the largest batteries. Also, ER charging time from 15%...
  13. Planning for home backup power

    Agree, which is why I think @tommolog is suggesting the 400A service isn't actually going to be an installation requirement in all cases, following his conversation with Ford on the system. Still waiting for him to publish the details of what he learned.
  14. Planning for home backup power

    They might be trying to prepare installations for software unlock of V2G. V2G would be dual power sources at once. It could also have to do with a listing requirement if the EVSE can be a power source without use of their own microgrid interface device that ensures two sources are never...
  15. Lightning Could Charge Better Than Rivian Above 20% SOC?

    From TFLEV commentary video, it sounds like Rivian might have a bit of a Rapidgate issue like Nissan Leaf's experienced - significantly throttled DC fast charging after a heavy towing session. It sounds like recovery started shortly after dropping off a cliff, maybe more details in a coming tow...
  16. Updated Ford Intelligent Backup Power page (no longer) details 320-Amp Home Service o_O

    This is an option for grid-interactive solar installations and could be a solution for charging + future V2G implementation, if inspector will allow as an additional electrical service. However, it makes back-up of the loads in the panel more challenging depending on where/how the grid isolation...
  17. Lightning Could Charge Better Than Rivian Above 20% SOC?

    Its not about peak power but level of sustained power and how that matches up with where on the SOC curve people want to be charging. Rivian may still have them beat, but their curve does not seem that impressive and it takes more than slick software to keep batteries protected.
  18. [Engineering Explained]: F-150 Lightning Pro is a better deal than a Tesla Powerwall!

    Conclusion seems obvious before even watching (which I did), but you are going to enrage those who wish to purchase a Lightning Pro. Especially because he said consumers can buy it... I wonder if he thinks the outlet in the back puts out 9.6kW... it is only 7.2kW.
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