F-150 Lightning™ Intelligent Backup Power Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the answers to some of the most common questions about the Ford F-150 Lightning's Intelligent Backup Power feature.

Ford Intelligent Backup Power FAQs

What is Ford Intelligent Backup Power, and how does it work?

Ford Intelligent Backup Power, enabled by the available 80-Amp (A) Ford Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System (planned 2024 availability), allows for bi-directional power flow to and from your truck, so that you can power your home with your F-150 Lightning and, in turn, your F-150 Lightning can power your home*.

How much power does F-150 Lightning generate with Ford Intelligent Backup Power?

With the ability to offboard up to 9.6-kilowatts of energy, the F-150 Lightning can provide full-home power for up to three days on a fully charged battery. It can even last as long as ten days if you ration that power.

How many days can I power my home with the F-150 Lightning? 

With the F-150 Lightning and a full charge, an average home that uses 30 kilowatt-hours per day could be fully powered for about three days. With some changes to consumption, that could be a week. Theoretically, the house could be powered in this way for up to ten days.

Will Intelligent Backup Power only work at your home? 

It will work wherever the 80A Ford Charge Station Pro and the Home Integration System (planned 2024 availability) are established, so this could be your home or place of work. 

Can I do the installation myself?

Installation should be done by a licensed electrician. We have partnered with Qmerit to help you get set up with a local licensed electrician who can provide installation quotes and get your home ready to charge.

Who pays for the cost of installation? 

Pricing on the Home Integration System is planned to be shared in 2024, however, you are responsible for home installation costs.

When will the Ford Intelligent Backup Power system become available in Canada?

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is working with local, federal, and provincial authorities to finalize the standards for Electrical Vehicle Export Power Standards which will allow the certification for Ford Intelligent Backup Power systems in Canada. Ford of Canada expects those standards to be approved in 2024. The retail sale of the components to enable bi-directional power to occur shortly after.

For more information, visit the Ford Intelligent Backup Power page.

Additional Information

What is the Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Power Onboard?
What is the Ford Charge Station Pro?


*When home is properly equipped, and home transfer switch disconnects the home from the grid.