• Welcome to F150Lightningforum.com everyone!

    If you're joining us from F150gen14.com, then you may already have an account here!

    If you were registered on F150gen14.com as of April 16, 2022 or earlier, then you can simply login here with the same username and password!

Sponsored

flyct

Well-known member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Sep 28, 2023
Threads
9
Messages
224
Reaction score
241
Location
South Florida
Vehicles
F-450 & F-250 Lightning & Tesla Model Y
Occupation
Blissfully Retired
During a wind storm last night at 11:16 pm we lost power while at our remote cabin property. I was able to connect my trucks 240v 30 amp output in the bed to my generator inlet that I had installed a few weeks ago. About a month ago I installed a generator interlock kit and generator inlet at the main panel so I can totally disconnect from the grid and power the cabin with a generator. I already had a 30 amp 240V very long custom built cable that I built after the 2005 Hurricane Wilma when we lost power for almost 2 weeks at our previous house.

So last night I turned off all the 240v breakers except for the house water pump from storage tank. So I still had the refrigerator, freezer, internet modem, computers, cell phone chargers CPAP machines, all lights, ceiling fans tvs all working and we are drawing a total of 300-360 watts.

Initially had problem where the truck was turning off after about 25 minutes until I realized I needed to keep the ProPower display up in the screen. I went to sleep at about 1AM with Lightning powering the house. When I woke up at 8:30am In 8 hours I had only lost 16 miles of range in the truck. Went from 254 to 238miles of range. I’m very impressed.

When I woke up at 8:30am and checked my email I saw that the Power company sent me an email at 4:30 am letting me know that the power had just been restored.

I have a spare 5000 BTU window AC unit that I will put in the bedroom for the summer in case of power loss. That is so it won’t be an issue sleeping in the Florida Summer heat with no AC. I don't believe the truck will be enough to run the 3.5 ton central air.

Worst case we can always sleep in the 5th wheel RV with AC. I've tested it and the truck can run the RV AC with ease.

Overall i was very impressed.

Ford F-150 Lightning 1st time using ProPower to power house during power outage img_0048_11609ffed573b09b2b32fef43db4080c1aecdfc9
Ford F-150 Lightning 1st time using ProPower to power house during power outage img_1171_0a98d95551bf23a7b106e0edbc80a7fa77b84a7f
Sponsored

 
Last edited:

Hammick

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 21, 2023
Threads
6
Messages
191
Reaction score
211
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
Vehicles
2022 F150 Lightning Lariat ER
Congrats! Setup our house for backup power from the Pro Power and once I realized how well it works we power our house every day with it. I charge the lighting from Midnight to 6 am at 2 cents a kwh in the winter and 3 cents in the summer. Like having solar without the panels. It even runs our 5 ton ac unit (it's an inverter variable AC; it won't run our 4 ton upstairs system that is conventional).
 
OP
OP
flyct

flyct

Well-known member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Sep 28, 2023
Threads
9
Messages
224
Reaction score
241
Location
South Florida
Vehicles
F-450 & F-250 Lightning & Tesla Model Y
Occupation
Blissfully Retired
Congrats! Setup our house for backup power from the Pro Power and once I realized how well it works we power our house every day with it. I charge the lighting from Midnight to 6 am at 2 cents a kwh in the winter and 3 cents in the summer. Like having solar without the panels. It even runs our 5 ton ac unit (it's an inverter variable AC; it won't run our 4 ton upstairs system that is conventional).
Our cabin has a conventional single speed AC unit that was in it when we bought it. Our home has an amazing 5 ton 3 zone inverter system which we love.

I'm impressed that you managed to take advantage of the huge battery to store inexpensive energy and use it when grid cost is high. Great job.
 

JerseyMike

Well-known member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Nov 2, 2021
Threads
2
Messages
50
Reaction score
15
Location
Allentown, NJ
Vehicles
On Order: 2022 F150 Raptor, Atlas Blue, 801a, PP
During a wind storm last night at 11:16 pm we lost power while at our remote cabin property. I was able to connect my trucks 240v 30 amp output in the bed to my generator inlet that I had installed a few weeks ago. About a month ago I installed a generator interlock kit and generator inlet at the main panel so I can totally disconnect from the grid and power the cabin with a generator. I already had a 30 amp 240V very long custom built cable that I built after the 2005 Hurricane Wilma when we lost power for almost 2 weeks at our previous house.

So last night I turned off all the 240v breakers except for the house water pump from storage tank. So I still had the refrigerator, freezer, internet modem, computers, cell phone chargers CPAP machines, all lights, ceiling fans tvs all working and we are drawing a total of 300-360 watts.

Initially had problem where the truck was turning off after about 25 minutes until I realized I needed to keep the ProPower display up in the screen. I went to sleep at about 1AM with Lightning powering the house. When I woke up at 8:30am In 8 hours I had only lost 16 miles of range in the truck. Went from 254 to 238miles of range. I’m very impressed.

When I woke up at 8:30am and checked my email I saw that the Power company sent me an email at 4:30 am letting me know that the power had just been restored.

I have a spare 5000 BTU window AC unit that I will put in the bedroom for the summer in case of power loss. That is so it won’t be an issue sleeping in the Florida Summer heat with no AC. I don't believe the truck will be enough to run the 3.5 ton central air.

Worst case we can always sleep in the 5th wheel RV with AC. I've tested it and the truck can run the RV AC with ease.

Overall i was very impressed.

img_0048_11609ffed573b09b2b32fef43db4080c1aecdfc9.jpeg
img_1171_0a98d95551bf23a7b106e0edbc80a7fa77b84a7f.jpeg
Nice, any ground fault with the dual bonded grounds (truck and house)?
 

TaxmanHog

Moderator
Moderator
First Name
Noel
Joined
Jan 19, 2022
Threads
153
Messages
10,275
Reaction score
10,472
Location
SE. Mass.
Vehicles
2022 Lightning Lariat-ER Max Tow Iconic Silver
Occupation
Retired
Poking the bear....................
 

Sponsored
OP
OP
flyct

flyct

Well-known member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Sep 28, 2023
Threads
9
Messages
224
Reaction score
241
Location
South Florida
Vehicles
F-450 & F-250 Lightning & Tesla Model Y
Occupation
Blissfully Retired

turbato

New member
First Name
James
Joined
Feb 22, 2024
Threads
0
Messages
3
Reaction score
5
Location
WI
Vehicles
2022 Mach-e Premium ER, 2023 F-150 Lightning
Occupation
Security
DM sent with reply.
Curious about this also. Would like to do an interlock over transfer switch but was worried about bonded issue with just an interlock.
 

swtaylor89

Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Sep 10, 2022
Threads
1
Messages
14
Reaction score
7
Location
San Bernardino
Vehicles
22 Ford Lightning
Occupation
Business Owner
During a wind storm last night at 11:16 pm we lost power while at our remote cabin property. I was able to connect my trucks 240v 30 amp output in the bed to my generator inlet that I had installed a few weeks ago. About a month ago I installed a generator interlock kit and generator inlet at the main panel so I can totally disconnect from the grid and power the cabin with a generator. I already had a 30 amp 240V very long custom built cable that I built after the 2005 Hurricane Wilma when we lost power for almost 2 weeks at our previous house.

So last night I turned off all the 240v breakers except for the house water pump from storage tank. So I still had the refrigerator, freezer, internet modem, computers, cell phone chargers CPAP machines, all lights, ceiling fans tvs all working and we are drawing a total of 300-360 watts.

Initially had problem where the truck was turning off after about 25 minutes until I realized I needed to keep the ProPower display up in the screen. I went to sleep at about 1AM with Lightning powering the house. When I woke up at 8:30am In 8 hours I had only lost 16 miles of range in the truck. Went from 254 to 238miles of range. I’m very impressed.

When I woke up at 8:30am and checked my email I saw that the Power company sent me an email at 4:30 am letting me know that the power had just been restored.

I have a spare 5000 BTU window AC unit that I will put in the bedroom for the summer in case of power loss. That is so it won’t be an issue sleeping in the Florida Summer heat with no AC. I don't believe the truck will be enough to run the 3.5 ton central air.

Worst case we can always sleep in the 5th wheel RV with AC. I've tested it and the truck can run the RV AC with ease.

Overall i was very impressed.

img_0048_11609ffed573b09b2b32fef43db4080c1aecdfc9.jpeg
img_1171_0a98d95551bf23a7b106e0edbc80a7fa77b84a7f.jpeg
A soft start unit on that AC unit might help with that issue.


I have one on mine. I haven't tried it yet, but I believe @JamesKlafehn had a video with his running off of pro power.
 

Marcelo Zanetti

Active member
First Name
Marcelo
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Threads
3
Messages
31
Reaction score
13
Location
New York
Vehicles
Ford F150; Ford F-150 Lightning; Ford Explorer;
Occupation
Electrician
Hi @flyct ,
Please PM me as well. I’d like to do the same set up in my home.
TIA.
 

Sponsored

TomB985

Well-known member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Jan 14, 2023
Threads
11
Messages
247
Reaction score
517
Location
Isanti, MN
Vehicles
2022 Lightning XLT ER
Initially had problem where the truck was turning off after about 25 minutes until I realized I needed to keep the ProPower display up in the screen. I went to sleep at about 1AM with Lightning powering the house. When I woke up at 8:30am In 8 hours I had only lost 16 miles of range in the truck. Went from 254 to 238miles of range. I’m very impressed.
I saw your post on FTE, but you included more detail over here. Did you turn off the 30-minute shutdown timer? I haven’t heard of PPO shutting off when the screen isn’t up, but the auto shutdown is always enabled at every ignition cycle unless you shut it off with ForScan.
Sponsored

 


 


Top