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Hi,

I haven't got my order to invite yet, but I wanted to be ready when I do so I need input/help on what to order, based on the criteria below

1. I would like to get the price as low as possible to get the following
2. I would like bidirectional power to the house. Someone said I can do that with the standard range and 9.6, and that should do it? Will that give me 30kwh per for 3 days like they say? Also, it says only emergencies but what does that mean, can I just activate it when I want? What is the battery size on the 110kwh and you can up to 90kwh on either size to get bidirectional power
3. What additional equipment will I need to satisfy #2? I saw I needed like 2 things, an intelligent pro system, and some station. Can anyone confirm and provide deets?
4. I think the only automated thing it had was the ford copilot 2.0 but when I add the two technology packages.. it gets rid of that.. why?
5. What is the difference between the 360 camera and the rearview camera. The rearview camera looks like it's only available in the copilot 2.0 but it won't let me add that and the 360 camera?
6. someone mentioned an esourcebook to help.. can I get access to that?
 

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360 camera gives you an overhead view. Birdseye if you will. It is like an out of body experience looking down on vehicle. Makes parking much easier. I highly recommend. It is available on the pro with the Tow technology package. Rear camera is on when you back up and it also in operation with the other cameras around the vehicle for the 360 view. Obviously if you have a smaller battery pack the time you will power your house will be lower. I would still get the backup tho because with a little rationing I am sure it would ensure at least a few days of backup.You can switch it over anytime you like. When you bring in power to your home through your main electrical box you have to make sure the power does not leak out to the grid because it could harm someone working outside of your house. For example a utility company employee working down the street. This switch is part of what needs to be installed along with the charger. Hope this helps. I had the same question about the assist 2.0. I believe it is part of the Tow technology package and removing it is just something you have to do in the build when you add Tow technology. The added cameras under the mirrors make the 360 possible and is also part of the 2.0 assist.Hope this helped.
 

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Hi,

I haven't got my order to invite yet, but I wanted to be ready when I do so I need input/help on what to order, based on the criteria below

1. I would like to get the price as low as possible to get the following
2. I would like bidirectional power to the house. Someone said I can do that with the standard range and 9.6, and that should do it? Will that give me 30kwh per for 3 days like they say? Also, it says only emergencies but what does that mean, can I just activate it when I want? What is the battery size on the 110kwh and you can up to 90kwh on either size to get bidirectional power
3. What additional equipment will I need to satisfy #2? I saw I needed like 2 things, an intelligent pro system, and some station. Can anyone confirm and provide deets?
4. I think the only automated thing it had was the ford copilot 2.0 but when I add the two technology packages.. it gets rid of that.. why?
5. What is the difference between the 360 camera and the rearview camera. The rearview camera looks like it's only available in the copilot 2.0 but it won't let me add that and the 360 camera?
6. someone mentioned an esourcebook to help.. can I get access to that?
Welcome to the forum @Zohebh786.

With regards to the biderectional power and what's needed this thread will help you out.
 

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Good video explainer:

How to Charge The Ford F 150 Lightning Deep Dive

We live in Georgia, a location not served by SunRun. The early word is that SunRun is the exclusive provider of the system for Intelligent Backup Power. A backup power system needs a smart switch to disconnect the house from the grid to avoid back-powering the grid during power outages and being a hazard to utility workers who think they have isolated an area with dead lines to facilitate their restoration work. At first, the bi-directional power use is going to be a novelty and I am betting a whole lot of Lariat 511A (most cost-effective way to the big battery) are going to NOT use their Ford Charge Station Pro (and will flip it on EBay).

Just MHO the base with max tow, or the Lariat 511A, are the best value propositions.
 

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Good video explainer:

How to Charge The Ford F 150 Lightning Deep Dive

We live in Georgia, a location not served by SunRun. The early word is that SunRun is the exclusive provider of the system for Intelligent Backup Power. A backup power system needs a smart switch to disconnect the house from the grid to avoid back-powering the grid during power outages and being a hazard to utility workers who think they have isolated an area with dead lines to facilitate their restoration work. At first, the bi-directional power use is going to be a novelty and I am betting a whole lot of Lariat 511A (most cost-effective way to the big battery) are going to NOT use their Ford Charge Station Pro (and will flip it on EBay).

Just MHO the base with max tow, or the Lariat 511A, are the best value propositions.
The video linked is long but it is a great resource for someone new to EV/BEVs. Definitely watch before you order your new Lightning.
 
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