Vehicle to Home (Ford Figured it Out)

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Ford uploaded a ton of new videos last night onto YouTube. And yes TONS of fine print with everything! Here's their video on Emergency backup power. It does give all the info. I did some digging and it sounds like the truck needs to be plugged into their Ford 80amp charger with the shutoff switch for the grid. I'm curious about this 80 amp charger, I don't have that capacity with my house currently. I guess I'd have to do some serious electrical wizardry. Maybe Solar with a different circuit?
Here's the Ford video:

 

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I don't believe anything Ford is saying. Battery, range, towing.. They have a prorotype, years behind Cybertruck, and used Biden to obtain credibility. Not for me
None of the 4 (or 5) serious electric truck options are on the market yet.

You could say the same for all of them. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Hopefully we'll see lots of well built fully engineered electric pickups roll off the assembly line soon. But technically they're all vaporware for the next few months.
 
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None of the 4 (or 5) serious electric truck options on the market yet.

You could say the same for all of them. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Hopefully we'll see lots of we'll built fully engineered electric pickups roll off the line soon. But technically they're all vaporware for the best few months.
You are right of course. The difference, if you will allow for it, is that Tesla is an all-electric company with a serious track record of delivering BEVs. If Elon says he will build a CT with a feature set I believe he can and will do it.
 

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Vehicle to home is easy with the Cybertruck.

A) run an extension cord from the CT to your refrigerator or TV or computer, etc.

or

B) get an extension cord with prongs on both ends. Turn off the breaker for the circuit in question. Plug one end into your CT and the other end into a plug on the circuit you wish to power.

The second option is a super easy way to power multiple circuits. Just turn off all your circuit breakers and the main. Plug the double ended cord into a garage outlet. Then turn on the garage breaker and any other circuits you want to power. This won't work for an AC or a clothes dryer, but it will work for small items like a TV or some lights. The power will backfeed from the truck to the circuits you turn on. Leave the main off to protect yourself and others.
Many people, with me at the top of the list, are not comfortable with any scenario that might lead to electrocution or house fires. I want a solution that involves only my plugging something from the Tesla to something else and, voila, house power. If that is what Ford will do then great. If not then they aren’t really doing V2H.
 

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Many people, with me at the top of the list, are not comfortable with any scenario that might lead to electrocution or house fires. I want a solution that involves only my plugging something from the Tesla to something else and, voila, house power. If that is what Ford will do then great. If not then they aren’t really doing V2H.
No manufacturer is going to do this. Unless you have a very expensive switching device between your panel and the street power that automatically switches off when the juice is flowing backwards. It’ll make a EV electrical install triple (or more?) in price and still require some user interaction to activate it. Vehicle to house is going to require some user knowledge no matter how it’s implemented.
 

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does anyone really believe that tiny battery is gonna power your house for 3 days??? What are the limitations?
Vehicle to home is easy with the Cybertruck.

A) run an extension cord from the CT to your refrigerator or TV or computer, etc.

or

B) get an extension cord with prongs on both ends. Turn off the breaker for the circuit in question. Plug one end into your CT and the other end into a plug on the circuit you wish to power.

The second option is a super easy way to power multiple circuits. Just turn off all your circuit breakers and the main. Plug the double ended cord into a garage outlet. Then turn on the garage breaker and any other circuits you want to power. This won't work for an AC or a clothes dryer, but it will work for small items like a TV or some lights. The power will backfeed from the truck to the circuits you turn on. Leave the main off to protect yourself and others.
Encouraging people to go the easy route here is extremely dangerous and probably illegal. NEVER do the double pronged extension cord solution in a power outage. One idiot forgets to turn the main breaker off and someone could be killed working on the line. Huge no no.
 

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No manufacturer is going to do this. Unless you have a very expensive switching device between your panel and the street power that automatically switches off when the juice is flowing backwards. It’ll make a EV electrical install triple (or more?) in price and still require some user interaction to activate it. Vehicle to house is going to require some user knowledge no matter how it’s implemented.
I am sure you saw, or will see, that one of our forum members watched a Ford video that said this feature will require their in home charger and a transfer switch, which is really what I meant. So there are now two automakers that have this capability.
 

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Encouraging people to go the easy route here is extremely dangerous and probably illegal. NEVER do the double pronged extension cord solution in a power outage. One idiot forgets to turn the main breaker off and someone could be killed working on the line. Huge no no.
Using a double pronged cord the way I mentioned is not what’s dangerous. What’s dangerous is having the cord laying around the house and someone doesn’t realize what it is and tries to use it like a regular cord. It’s definitely not idiot proof.
 

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Aside from the complex hookups duly noted above, does anyone really believe that tiny battery is gonna power your house for 3 days??? What are the limitations? Only power a few small devices? No doubt you’ll have to buy the maximum battery size at $90,000 to get anything close to their claims. I call total BS on this feature claim.
We don't know what the specs of their 'pro power' device will be.

But... Yes, easily three days. The average daily US home consumption is about 1/3rd a Model 3 battery pack.

Also, remember that the Cybertruck already claims to have the same base-level V2L capabilities that Ford was touting.

-Crissa
 

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Since I may come home to the power out and the truck not fully charged or it happens when I am not there, I checked it out and for the price of the top F150 lightening, I can get a tri-motor and a natural gas back up generator installed. I will honk as I drive by the F150 Lightening owner powering their house.
 

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Aside from the complex hookups duly noted above, does anyone really believe that tiny battery is gonna power your house for 3 days??? What are the limitations? Only power a few small devices? No doubt you’ll have to buy the maximum battery size at $90,000 to get anything close to their claims. I call total BS on this feature claim.
According to the Ford specs it was able to provide 9.6kwh, that is quite a lot, about the same as 1 Tesla Powerwall can provide. So it won't allow you to turn on all the AC's, Dryer and water kettle at the same time, but if you are sitting in the dark otherwise, you'll be pretty happy with this.
 
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