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Generator Inlet and Interlock Kit for Pro Onboard 9.6kw

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So, I’m trying to get a grasp on the Home Back Up Integration and just felt it’s being over complicated.

I have a Generator Interlock kit with a 50amp breaker hooked up with to a NEMA SS2-50P inlet box outside my garage. I use that to plug my 12,000 watt portable generator to run everything in my home including HVAC during a power outage. Note: AC condenser has a cold start kit to reduce starting amps.

In theory, couldn’t I just hook the Ford Lightning’s 240v bed port into my generator inlet using my existing generator cable to get 9.6kw of backup power? It’s on a 50amp breaker so it would max at 12kw, but I can get a smaller 40amp breaker instead to avoid damaging the truck and I wouldn’t run my HVAC on it since it’s starting amps are 45amps or 10.8kw.

Im just trying to avoid having to pay for the Home Integration Kit and the Pro charger since I ordered an XLT with SR battery.

Any thoughts on why this wouldn’t work?

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correct, only the CCS 'output' charging port from the truck to a 'whole house' integrated system would give you the Total 9.6kwh output of the battery, or 240v at 40amps, but the 240v 30amp outlet at the bed of the truck can do the same job, just not as much amperage available. This, though, doesn't keep you from also using the 20amp outlets from the truck for other needs, at the same time.
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looks to me, too, as the original poster, that they've taken down that link/post on that site, though I've received nothing to give me notice of that... strange.
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here's the channel with the instructions/testing...
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