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Had a snow/ice storm come through my town over the weekend and lost power for about 26 hours. Ran the harbor freight generator for most of the day, but wanted to run the truck because it's quieter. Ran the heat, tv, fridge, lights and some other things for about 14 hours off ProPower. Used about a half tank of gas. Only used about 500 watts.

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Good to know. Thanks for sharing that. Hope you got power back.
 

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To me that seems like a lot of fuel for that time period for 500 watts. I have the Powerboost with the 7200 watt version and I ran mine for 48 hours pulling 600 watts. Truck turned on 2-3 times an hour typically for 2-3 minutes each time. I went through 1/4 of a tank.
 

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To me that seems like a lot of fuel for that time period for 500 watts. I have the Powerboost with the 7200 watt version and I ran mine for 48 hours pulling 600 watts. Truck turned on 2-3 times an hour typically for 2-3 minutes each time. I went through 1/4 of a tank.
The 2K, which is only available on a non-powerboost truck, the engine has to be running the entire time he wants power. So he was idle for about 14 hours straight.


I'm glad to see your truck could help you out in a pinch. I've got the 7.2k system on my powerboost and was out for about 40 hours earlier this year, during a prolonged sub-zero run. The truck turned on with no problem and gave me power without any hassles. It took about 6 gallons of gas for that timeframe. It kept the house running as if I were on the utility connection: furnace, well, sump pump, internet, and lights.
 

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Gotcha! I did not realize that.
 

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Gotcha! I did not realize that.
It also idles at around 1,000 RPM's. It really isn't that practical in the grand scheme of things. But it did help a little
 

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Honestly idling the 5.0 for 14 hours straight and still having 1/2 tank is pretty good. Impressive the 2k ran all that too. Thinking about all the people who ran out of gas in the Buffalo blizzard on the thruway a few year ago (many died in their cars). On a full tank you’d get 28 hours, you would have lived! lol.
 

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500 watts total
? Sure it was not more
Those items you ran would easily pull 10 amps

Either way. It's great you had 2k wats of power to keep you warm and safe👍
 

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My next truck will be ordered and not bought off the lot. It will come with the 2kw option as when I have two people in the truck both wanting to use the AC 400w is a little lightweight.
 

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A guy in Canada ran a test with the 2 kW system and 5.0 engine and found it used .9 gallons per hour. With the extended size 36 gallon tank that would give you about 32 or 33 hours of run time.
 

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I dunno, I'd rather run a small generator and let that take the wear and tear than use a $60K+ truck to power my home for that long. I'd be okay with temporary use until you get a portable generator setup or a home generator running, but I'd just keep thinking about my truck running outside.
 

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The powerboost can come with 2.4kw or 7kw. The mention of 2.4kw only on a non powerboost truck is incorrect.
 

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The powerboost can come with 2.4kw or 7kw. The mention of 2.4kw only on a non powerboost truck is incorrect.
There are 3 different inverter options available on the F-150.

2k - non-powerboost only
2.4k - powerboost only
7.2k - powerboost only

The 2k requires the engine to run the entire time (around 1k rpm) to produce power.

The 2.4k and 7.2k run off the traction battery and can turn the engine on when needed to replenish the traction battery, depending on the draw.
 
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There are 3 different inverter options available on the F-150.

2k - non-powerboost only
2.4k - powerboost only
7.2k - powerboost only

The 2k requires the engine to run the entire time (around 1k rpm) to produce power.

The 2.4k and 7.2k run off the battery and can turn the engine on when needed to replenish the battery depending on the draw.
Correct. I left out the 2kw. I missed the 2kw comment.
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