Here are the cliff notes from the video (answers are Tom's from video, not mine). Video length 37:41.
Does Intelligent Backup Power require a 320-amp electric service?
No. Website has dropped mention of the 320-amp service and now only says dedicated 100A electrical circuit.
Does Ford Charge Station Pro require a 100-amp circuit?
No, you can reduce the power output down to what you have available, as low as 20A. However, 100A circuit is needed to charge at full 80A speed.
If you reduce the power output of the Ford Charge Station Pro, can you still use Intelligent Backup Power at the full rate?
Yes. You can still use 9.6kW power to your home even if you reduced power on the charging side.
How long is the cable on Ford Charge Station Pro?
25' cable (longest allowed by NEC code). Probably want charging port less than 20'.
Is Ford Charge Station Pro a DC fast charger?
No, it is a 80A, 240V AC charger. However, it does use a CCS connector. It uses the J-1772 pins for charging. DC pins are used for intelligent power to the house. The truck delivers DC power, up to 9.6kW, to the Ford Charge Station Pro to charge the house.
Can you charge a Tesla vehicle with Ford Charge Station Pro?
No. The J-1772 to Tesla adapter won't fit the CCS connector on the Ford Charge Station Pro. The pins should work but the plastic on the connector won't fit.
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Can your solar array power your house with Ford Charge Station Pro on?
Technically, yes. Realistically, maybe. The SunRun system should integrate just fine. Other companies' hardware may not work. An electrical professional will to do this.
Can your solar array charge the Ford F-150 Lightning while Intelligent Backup Power is running?
Not currently. Ford is looking into this.
What equipment do you need to use Ford Intelligent Backup Power?
The dealership will have to activate Intelligent Backup Power on the vehicle.
Need Home Integration System: Includes transfer switch, inverter, and Dark Star battery (needed to power Home Integration System until Intelligent Backup Power is activated). Tom guesses later this is $3-5K.
Are you required to use Sunrun to install Ford Intelligent Backup Power?
No. You can buy the Home Integration System from Sunrun to install it yourself or have another installer do it. However, Ford highly recommends Sunrun to install it.
Is there any version of the F-150 Lightning that cannot use Ford Intelligent Backup Power?
No. However, you have to buy the 80A Ford Charge Station Pro (other companies charge over $2K for 80A chargers). Ford hasn't released a price yet; Tom guesses over $2,500. You have to then pay to have dealer activate Intelligent Backup Power (cost unknown). Then you need Home Integration System.
Will using Ford Intelligent Backup Power frequently affect my battery warranty?
No. You can use it as much as you want -- at least for now.
Will Ford Intelligent Backup Power turn on automatically?
You can choose manual or automatic activation. Automatic activation will occur in under a minute.
Can you limit how low the battery state of charge goes while using Intelligent Backup Power?
Yes. You set it as a mileage limit so you can drive to work or a charger. You can change the limit on the app. If you want you can set it to drain all the way down to the built-in reserve.
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How long can Ford Intelligent Backup Power power your home?
It depends on how much your house draws. The 3-day estimate is based on average home use of 30kWh per day.