Black 2022 f150 XLT Extended range
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Happy to report my lightning past its first real cold-weather test
-32 degrees Celsius, -40 with the wind chill
FYI I park outside, I have a 125/250 V, Nema receptacle in my heated garage that I share with my GF Tesla, she parks indoor lol. unfortunately right now there is no room for my truck. The other half is Gym/junk
I just plug in my Ford mobile charger and close the door on top of the cord.
my XLT extended range did come with a Ford charge station pro but won’t be installing it. Anybody in the Edmonton or Calgary area? Looking to purchase one feel free to DM me. Anyway
Preconditioned the truck via the Ford app
Left home around 9 AM. It’s a 28 km drive to work. That was obviously fine. Brought my mobile charger with me thinking it would be a great idea to plug it in at work using the 110 adapter. It does not work in cold weather outside, two minutes after you plug-in. The blue light turns amber and your Ford app sends you a message saying plugged in but not charging. I tried this four times before giving up. Very worried at this point because I knew the lightning was gonna be parked outside for a minimum 10 hours in this weather.
by the time I came back to the shop, the thing look like a popsicle, I thought to myself there’s no way this fucking thing is going to start. I’m gonna have to call my girlfriend and she’s gonna have to come rescue me in her tesla and make fun of me for the rest of my life…
Initially, a whole bunch of warning lights came on, but other than that no real issues 60 km round-trip only 20% battery used, not bad!!