It looks like the Charge Station Pro has DC ports for DC out of the battery to the house, in turn requiring an inverter at the house. This doesn't make logical sense to me since the truck already has 30A 240V AC in the box.I watched the vid earlier this morning. I was interested in finding out if he knows anything about the backup power, and no mention of an inverter needed to be purchased, just the charge station pro and transfer switch.
To your second question, no. The pins for this go straight to the battery pack, bypassing the onboard charger.I have two questions. I'm asking as someone with a relatively primitive understanding of all this:
I don't know if there are engineering, safety or standards-based reasons why #2 is out of the question, but if not, then maybe the fact that the truck is only going to be outputting power to a proprietary Ford-produced EVSE allows them to negotiate this nonstandard use of the terminals?
- Is it possible that the Ford Charge Station Pro will use newer Gallium Nitride (GaN) internals, and that this might allow it to act as a DC-to-AC inverter despite its relatively small size?
- Is it conceivable that the truck might use the two lower CCS terminals on the connector for AC-out, rather than DC-out?