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Did you know it was coming, or was it a surprise?
 

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Interesting. Sounds like questionable communication all the way around.

I hope mine shows up soon.
 
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Wow, that thing is huge! Just got the notice that mine was shipped today.

Also, got a 500 gift card of some sort. The dealer told me it was NOT included with the sale of the Lariat extended range. I knew it was, but he said no. Called Ford after taking delivery to discuss being told I had to go buy one. They were very kind and apologetic and the charger went out the next day, along with the $500 card to assist toward installation costs.

Problem for the dealers is, 1, they are so new and obviously didn't have a clue. 2, it's not on the window sticker as being included, which is what the sales person deferred to.

All is good, Ford took care of it quickly and it's on the way.
 

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Would anyone who got the Charge Station Pro installed mind sharing what it cost to get it installed? I got a quote from SunRun, and just to install the CSP was $2k. (ouch)
 

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Would anyone who got the Charge Station Pro installed mind sharing what it cost to get it installed? I got a quote from SunRun, and just to install the CSP was $2k. (ouch)
my quote from sunrun to install just the charge station pro was 1600. I said thats outrageous, i already have 3 EV charging drops wired with conduit in my garage. All the would have to do is plug it in and flip a breaker.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised to see costs of that magnitude or higher depending on your location/electrical infrastructure, not always easy from a code perspective to add a 100A breaker to most panels, often this will require adding an additional subpanel/upgrading utility service in some cases.
 

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i have 400 amp service already, have 2 breaker boxes in my garage, with 3 EV charge stations wired up. As i said all they would have to do is plug it in. Additionally Sunrun told me they wouldnt do the intelligent backup install without also installing the ford charge station pro. Which leads me to believe they are using the CSP as a money making opportunity.
 

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Anytime a company can get an exclusive deal like this they will try to maximize profits, unfortunate that Ford went this route.
I think your electrical situation is a bit unique, however probably the way more and more of our houses will look as we move forward.
My understanding of the intelligent back-up system is a bit limited, but I believe the CSP is an integral component, this is what feeds DC power from the truck back to the inverter, I don't know what you have for other EV charge stations, but I think the CSP is unique in this, at least at this point.
 

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i have 400 amp service already, have 2 breaker boxes in my garage, with 3 EV charge stations wired up. As i said all they would have to do is plug it in. Additionally Sunrun told me they wouldnt do the intelligent backup install without also installing the ford charge station pro. Which leads me to believe they are using the CSP as a money making opportunity.
For intelligent backup the CSP is required because of the plug it uses. Check out this youtube vid. He covers it about midway in the vid.


Also, the intelligent backup has quite a bit of additional equipment that gets installed other than the CSP.
 

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For intelligent backup the CSP is required because of the plug it uses. Check out this youtube vid. He covers it about midway in the vid.


Also, the intelligent backup has quite a bit of additional equipment that gets installed other than the CSP.
yes i know, i know just about everything there is about the intelligent backup and Ford CSP, ive done a ton of research. i told them their install price for the CSP was ridiculous and that i would have my electrician install it for me instead. and they said no. The only other option is to buy the system and find someone else to install it. with sunrun its all or nothing for the install.
the intelligent backup itself is $3800, they wanted an additional 4k to install the intelligent backup plus another 1600 just to install the ford CSP.
 

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yes i know, i know just about everything there is about the intelligent backup and Ford CSP, ive done a ton of research. i told them their install price for the CSP was ridiculous and that i would have my electrician install it for me instead. and they said no. The only other option is to buy the system and find someone else to install it. with sunrun its all or nothing for the install.
the intelligent backup itself is $3800, they wanted an additional 4k to install the intelligent backup plus another 1600 just to install the ford CSP.
I’m in a state SunRun doesn’t service, I’ve already purchased the Home integration system through AEE express ($4300 tax, and all) and both it and my charger station pro have shipped. Hopefully have them both installed in the next couple of weeks by local electrician.
 

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I’m in a state SunRun doesn’t service, I’ve already purchased the Home integration system through AEE express ($4300 tax, and all) and both it and my charger station pro have shipped. Hopefully have them both installed in the next couple of weeks by local electrician.
It will be interesting what the wiring to your breaker box and labor make the full amount when all said and done. OR are you saying it's $4300 all in (installed including labor)?
 

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I’m in a state SunRun doesn’t service, I’ve already purchased the Home integration system through AEE express ($4300 tax, and all) and both it and my charger station pro have shipped. Hopefully have them both installed in the next couple of weeks by local electrician.
I’ve decided not to do the home integration system. It’s bulky, expensive and doesn’t support the single feature that would have made it really cool. That would have been to enable the charging of the truck off the solar array while disconnected from the grid. I understand it doesn’t support that. The ability to island the house, with the truck performing like a Tesla wall (storing solar energy in the day and feeding it at night) would have been a game changer. Without that you have functionality similar to a generator when power is out but that’s it.

As things stand now, one can get a much less expensive generator interface to power some select circuits (freezer, lights, some outlets) and just use the 14-30 240 plug off the truck.You sacrifice a couple kW of power, but can use the trucks onboard inverter. Not as simple to use or powerful, but will get the job done in a pinch and avoid many thousands in extra expense.
 

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I’ve decided not to do the home integration system. It’s bulky, expensive and doesn’t support the single feature that would have made it really cool. That would have been to enable the charging of the truck off the solar array while disconnected from the grid. I understand it doesn’t support that. The ability to island the house, with the truck performing like a Tesla wall (storing solar energy in the day and feeding it at night) would have been a game changer. Without that you have functionality similar to a generator when power is out but that’s it.

As things stand now, one can get a much less expensive generator interface to power some select circuits (freezer, lights, some outlets) and just use the 14-30 240 plug off the truck.You sacrifice a couple kW of power, but can use the trucks onboard inverter. Not as simple to use or powerful, but will get the job done in a pinch and avoid many thousands in extra expense.
Basically you are saying if the truck is powering the house it can’t also charge too? I guess that is because the truck can’t receive charging current while supplying the power to the house? And even if you have a solar array set up, and the grid is down, it won’t send power to the house without the “micro grid integration device” being active which I’m sure requires the truck to be plugged in

SOOO:
What you need is your brother in law to live next door with another F150 Lightning, so one truck can power the house and the other truck can charge off a NEMA 14-50 plug that is power by the solar array.
😂

but seriously, there’s got to be another way……
 
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