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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.
But let’s say someone has no need for lugging storing and maintaining a generator? Or a dozen other reasons related to convenience….

Sold my Genny when I got my current truck…
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Understood. Still don't think I'd use my truck as a generator for anything but emergencies. Then again, I'm not hip with the latest electrical doodads and hybrid stuff either. I just don't care for it. To each his/her/it's own :cool:
 

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Understood. Still don't think I'd use my truck as a generator for anything but emergencies. Then again, I'm not hip with the latest electrical doodads and hybrid stuff either. I just don't care for it. To each his/her/it's own :cool:
I have an 8K Generac portable generator that will power the whole house, but is a royal pain to pull out of storage, hook up, etc, etc. During the last snow/sleet/ice storm, I lost power for 4 hours; ran my 7.2 Kw PB for the 4 hrs and used maybe a half to a gallon of gas, if that. Generator would have used 4 gallons. Yep, my truck is the new convenient, economical emergency generator, with the portable Generac as the back up while I drive out to get gas for the "backup" generator. LOL
 

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You make good points. I will never deny how annoying it is to wheel out, hook up, and continuously refuel a portable generator. I just worry about the overall quality of new vehicles and putting this extra stress on them for what is essentially "new" technology for daily driven vehicles.

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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.
@labjr1 Did it really runs just 2-3 minutes when topping up the battery? When I sit in my PB to do calls / emails, it seems to run a minimum of 9-11 minutes (and that's with "Eco idle" which theoretically runs higher RPMs to minimize run time).
 

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Yes sir. 2-3 minutes each time. It is all about the power load.
 

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As an office, without additional ProPower external load, I experience about 3 ICE charging cycles per hour and each lasting between 1-2.5 minutes.
Ford has definitely adjusted the HV charging parameters (with software updates) over the course of the last 3 years. I say that because originally the HV charging was immediate when the ICE started up. You could see the HV battery receiving ~62 Amps of charging current within a couple of seconds of the engine running. But currently there are times when the ICE will launch and there might be a considerable delay before the charging load is initiated. However long that delay is, determines how long ICE will run before turning back off.
If full charging (60+ amps) begins immediately, the ICE event will last almost exactly 1 minute.
If charging is delayed, and or the charging rate is ramped up gradually, the ICE event gets extended.
 

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Keep in mind that the 2KW Propwoer is a floating neutral setup.
Can you please explain what this means and how it affects performance? Thanks!
 

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Can you please explain what this means and how it affects performance? Thanks!
There are two ways a generator can be setup: bonded neutral and floating neutral. In a bonded neutral, as on the 2.4 kw & 7.2 kw, the neutral and ground are bonded together inside the generator. In a floating neutral they are not bonded together. The issue is your house has a neutral ground bond also. When you set up a 2.4 or 7.2 kw to your house it will sense the house bond as a ground and shutdown the generator. On the 2 kW that internal bond was not set up and so the generator will only sense one neutral ground bond and won't trip the generator.
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