That is incorrect. The power coming from the house and going into the vehicle's battery passes through an AC to DC charger and dumps into the battery. Some vehicles have DC to AC inverters, such as Rivians, but their output is very low amperage and is not tied to the vehicle's charge port.It should be software code at this point. No extra charge.
Absolutely. And I think that's where we're headed, but will likely be another decade before there's anything like a standard and a reasonable amount of vehicles to choose from that can provide that.Didn't mean to imply that it was only a software solution. Basically, if Ford can think outside the box then I would expect Rivian to have the same capabilities. Of course you need the wiring and equipment, but that should have been planned all along. Can you imagine a world where you don't have to hang a battery on your wall for backup power and actually can drive the battery to the grocery store and back?
I have been an early adopter of all things Solar since the early 80’s. See attached. I know how lead times can be dragged out. Japan is setting the curve overseas and the Nissan Leaf is another brand withVTH capability as standard. We should be embarrassed, but mos Americans are too wrapped up in their own little world and remain clueless. View attachment 7670
How do you charge your Rivian?I have been using my Rivian to support my off grid system at night. I just plug in the 110v from the truck to the ac input of one of my inverters. Charges at 15a all night. Works fairly well. 220v V2H would be nice, but not the only way.
I lived on a boat for about 3 years and it had 240V 50A shore power, along with 2100w of solar for when we were away from the dock. But even with that big of shore connection I usually set it to 120V 15A because we really just didn't use that much power. It was more than enough and the inverter/charger could compensate for any moments of additional use by drawing from the house batteries. It's amazing how little power we actually use throughout a day, but have to have massive 200A circuits in order to handle the momentary spikes.I have been using my Rivian to support my off grid system at night. I just plug in the 110v from the truck to the ac input of one of my inverters. Charges at 15a all night. Works fairly well. 220v V2H would be nice, but not the only way.
I guess that I need to add that only 1 bus will be energized so only half the lights will work and only half the outlets will be hot.While we wait, please critique this idea for emergency power. 1) turn off the connection/main breaker to the grid. 2) get a short HD extension cord, cut the female plug off and wire an HD male plug to the cord 3) plug 1 male to the Rivian 110v and 1 male to the closest centrally located house outlet 4) turn off all 2 pole 240v breakers 5) maintain strict load control, run a box fan some led lighting your router and maybe a tv. Will this work without fire death destruction and warranty violation? The idea is to use you house wiring instead of extension cords from your garage and the associated voltage drop extension cords cause. Please give me your thoughts.