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Lightning pictures from Washington Auto Show

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My thanks to Mike Levine, Head of Communications for Ford NA, Herschel Wourman, the manager for the Ford display, and Sarah, a Lightning Product Specialist for this opportunity.

The Lightning was up on the off-limits pedestal. Thanks to Mike I was able to get up there and have Sarah show me around the Lightning inside and out. (If you go to the show and ask really nicely to get up there to see it, they will still say no.)

My Q&A is at Questions for Product Specialists at the DC Auto Show?

My apologies for the bad colors. Ford's display of it's star vehicle uses dramatic blue LED lighting that completely distorts colors. I shot many of them in RAW and tried to color correct but it was hopeless. All of these are uncorrected.

So, here are exterior shots. The color of this Lariat is Carbonized Gray -- yes, really. It was the only Lightning there.

Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Automotive tire
Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Motor vehicle
Grille Vehicle Blue Automotive lighting Hood

Tire Car Vehicle Grille Blue

Tire Wheel Vehicle Car Hood
Vehicle Hood Automotive lighting Car Tire
Automotive tail & brake light Hood Automotive design Blue Automotive lighting
Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Hood
Wheel Tire Vehicle Sky Car
Automotive lighting Hood Blue Rectangle Netbook
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here's some of those ADAPTERS to make good use of that extra 7.2Kw 240v power coming from the LIGHTNING... for your other 20amp 120v outlet needs, or for your RV camper or fifthwheel, etc.... OR, for powering your home, whether via extension cords, or a 240v 30amp connection to your power panel....... Fantastic.
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7.4kw is exactly 30amp at 240v, yes.

anytime anyone uses an 'adapter', the owner has to be aware of the amperage they are asking the unit to provide - but it's also reasonable to assume that the truck's 30amp 240v outlet has it's own internal breaker to manage overusage - you can see that same outcome on videos describing this same usage from the Ford F150 HYBRIB, which has the same 30amp 240v outlet - the video shows that asking for 'too much' amperage causes the truck to simply 'time out' and shut down it's output - until the owner goes back into the truck and 'resets' the power output. Simple.
Also, the two 'dual' 20amp 120v outlet adapter would be 40amps at 120 volts, not 40amps at 240 volts. Easy. The adapter is already designed to pull power from each 'side' of the 240v power, so only 20amps per 'side'.
GFCI would be mandatory as they are outside exposed to moisture - it's built into the outlet, and the 'reset' buttons are what you see above them. Now, that does NOT apply to the 240v 30amp outlet, as 240v outlets do not have the same mandate, and generally are not GFCI compatible. This is the same for campground pedestal outlets, whether 30amp 120v or 50amp 240v - neither are GFCI.
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has anybody noticed the obvious 'extension cord' in the 12v battery compartment in the 'frunk'??
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