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The Ford F-150 Lightning shows that it is capable of recharging 5 electric cars at the same time

With the first deliveries of the Ford F-150 Lightning, the evidence on what an electric pick-up is capable of and that a combustion one can never do begin to appear on the internet. In this case, it is a YouTube channel that has been in charge of testing the Pro Power On Board system, designed to turn this vehicle into an electrical power source that provides power away from home, for work or play. Another function it has is to be able to charge other electric vehicles. In this case five at a time.

One of the features likely to be available on all electric pickups hitting the market soon is the ability to power electrical tools and appliances from battery power. Not surprisingly, these types of vehicles, especially in the United States, are widely used for work and leisure. The system also allows other electric vehicles to be charged. For now, both the Rivian R1T and the Ford F-150 Lightning are capable of it. In the latter case, Kyle Conner of YouTube channel Out of Spec Review has taken this possibility to the extreme trying to find out if it is possible charge five electric cars simultaneously.

Surely none of the F-150 Lightning owners will ever have to put this into practice, and at most ever have to power another electric vehicle. But a hands-on demonstration of what the Pro Power Onboard system that comes standard on all Ford electric pick-ups can do.

Basically, the system is designed to provide electrical power to tools, work equipment, lights, or any other electrically powered appliance. And you can also recharge other electric vehicles, such as bicycles, scooters and, of course, cars. A function that will usually be used at work or in camping areas.

In the video you can see how the F-150 Lightning is capable of recharging five electric vehicles simultaneously during one night (including a Tesla, thanks to the special adapter included), taking the possibilities of the pick-up’s electrical system to the extreme -up. The Pro Power Onboard includes various household plugs distributed throughout the passenger compartment, the Mega Power Frunk (the front trunk) and the cargo box.

For those who are interested in the technical details, the video (in English) explains in detail how it works. Basically the Pro Power Onboard offers a maximum power of 9.6 kW. According to Ford, it is capable of powering a residential construction center for three days or cutting up to 50 kilometers of plywood on a single battery charge. It has a standard output of 2.4 kW and an optional output of 9.6 kW included based on trim level, i.e. not directly related to battery size.

The F-150 Lightning has three available power sources located in the Mega Power FRunk, in the cockpit, and in the bed. All of them work at 120 V (the nominal voltage in the United States) with the exception of the one located in the bed that offers 240 V, which is the one that offers the option of obtaining 9.6 kW of power. In addition, the Pro Power Onboard works even when the vehicle is in motion.

The Ford F-150 Lightning demonstrates its ability to charge all five electric cars without overheating in the battery and maintaining a good part of its autonomy at the end. The video shows how each of the cars is connected and how the recharging takes place.

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