This got to be the best video explaining me the install for the Sunrun system. That is the reason I sold my Charge Pro and reduced my cost basis on the lightning. I will be installing the external manual transfer switch and plug in the 7.2 kw 30A to it, ever if I need power, as historically in the past 17 years, I have lost power less than 10 times (avg less than once a year) ...
Seems to be a very complex implementation. I'm still sticking with a Sol-Ark 15k for my systems instead.
Yup that's what most people are doing and easy way out.I thought the FIBP would act more like a natural gas generator, giving power to the entire service panel and not a sub panel. Seeing that it needs to go through a sub panel with about 6 circuits 9kw power sucks for that much investment. Might as well just get a transfer switch for 300-400 dollars and connect it the lightnings power inverter, like you said. Save thousands and it’s more reliable with just five minutes max of work to flip the switch and plug in the lightning.
Another option to a gas generator is what Tom suggested . . . if there is a DCFC near you and just your neighborhood is out. Drive there, charge up the Lightning, and come back. I am also going to look into the manual transfer switch, but deciding if I want to keep the CSP, or sell it and buy another Grizzl E. I need a second charger wired up for the Lightning outside as I have A Mach E on the Grizzl E I have in the garage, and a Corsair PHEV on just a 120 outlet with its mobile charger. Right now I am swapping charging the Lightning outside running an extension on the J1772 under the garage door, which is not ideal. I guess I could just plug in the Mach E's mobile charger to the NEMA 14-50 in the garage, and move the Grizzle E outside . . . so I might do that too.Yup that's what most people are doing and easy way out.
Also works to keep a $500 generator on the side in case the battery dies.
I will plan this summer and make half bedrooms, kitchen, office and essential heating system wired like this coming summer
Have to find an electrician who will do it for me
Also have to check for town permits.
That's why sold mine to reduce the cost of my car.
Cool. Curious now.I have a DCFC 3 miles from home and that was my plan. Instead of going to buy gas, fill the truck.
BTW next week I will send you pictures. No need to use Ext under the garage door. I made a great setup and I share my Juicebox 40 between my 3 cars..
Market is $800-$1000 varies. I got the mid point which is still $400 below retail.
I plan to put a Whole House Generator also in the next year. That's why I sold the Charge Station Pro. But still have the Pro Power on the truck helps me - rescue my wife and any other drivers if stuck without "charge" ... take the truck hook the cable and give them 35 miles/hr charge to the next DCFC ... and then those one off camping trips where we have power.I'm glad for Ford pushing the benefits of EV's the IBS is brilliant. However having said that for the cost of the IBS one can install a whole home generator that, guess what? .... It will supply power to the house as well as recharge your truck! Only possible use is for some who a) owns there own home and b) doesn't have natural gas. However even if you don't have gas you can do a whole home generator with gasoline so I just don't see it as a big deal.
Might there be a business opportunity here?I plan to put a Whole House Generator also in the next year. That's why I sold the Charge Station Pro. But still have the Pro Power on the truck helps me - rescue my wife and any other drivers if stuck without "charge" ... take the truck hook the cable and give them 35 miles/hr charge to the next DCFC ... and then those one off camping trips where we have power.