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That’s where I took the pic. Not sure if site is reputable.
Sorry, I'm unsure what this post is trying to call out. If it's regarding my comments on not being software locked, I'm actually an engineer at Ford. Not sure where the information is atm, but it's definitely public knowledge and I believe is noted on the Youtube video with Ford demoing the charger itself.

The major downside is the charger itself is sold out. As another note, there is no dedicated application for it atm that I'm aware of although there will be integration with the FordPass app (which will only work if you own a Ford Vehicle). That's only for robust application functionality though. The charger itself is agnostic to any vehicle that supports any open CCS standards (a big push/thing to note from Doug Field).
 

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I can confidently say that Ford’s charger is not software locked and there hasn’t been any reports of this happening.
That’s good news, but sadly as you stated it will only work if you have a ford vehicle (outside of just being able to charge). At least for the time being. I’m sure Lucid will operate the same way and over time open up the bi directional charging capabilities to other vehicles with that feature.
 

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That’s good news, but sadly as you stated it will only work if you have a ford vehicle (outside of just being able to charge). At least for the time being. I’m sure Lucid will operate the same way and over time open up the bi directional charging capabilities to other vehicles with that feature.
No, I never said that…
https://lucidowners.com/threads/lucid-charger.1700/post-41019

“The charger itself is agnostic to any vehicle that supports any open CCS standards (a big push/thing to note from Doug Field).”
 

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Sorry, I'm unsure what this post is trying to call out. If it's regarding my comments on not being software locked, I'm actually an engineer at Ford. Not sure where the information is atm, but it's definitely public knowledge and I believe is noted on the Youtube video with Ford demoing the charger itself.

The major downside is the charger itself is sold out. As another note, there is no dedicated application for it atm that I'm aware of although there will be integration with the FordPass app (which will only work if you own a Ford Vehicle). That's only for robust application functionality though. The charger itself is agnostic to any vehicle that supports any open CCS standards (a big push/thing to note from Doug Field).

I got lazy and didn't thank you for the prior info 😆. My post was just to confirm the Ford charger's specs may be similar to that of the Lucid's in case someone like me was looking to get an 80 amp. But as you pointed out, it is lacking a fair amount of app control.
 

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No, I never said that…
https://lucidowners.com/threads/lucid-charger.1700/post-41019

“The charger itself is agnostic to any vehicle that supports any open CCS standards (a big push/thing to note from Doug Field).”
Well, considering there is no app outside of Ford’s vehicle specific app, the car won’t determine for itself to send power back to the house? I’d say that functionality is most likely to be enabled in the Ford specific app for right now. Maybe a button appears inside the car? I did note that the car can still use the Ford charger to charge their vehicle..
 

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Well, considering there is no app outside of Ford’s vehicle specific app, the car won’t determine for itself to send power back to the house? I’d say that functionality is most likely to be enabled in the Ford specific app for right now. Maybe a button appears inside the car? I did note that the car can still use the Ford charger to charge their vehicle..
Oh no, there will be a dedicated app in the future (just not now). No app is required for that feature though.
 

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Oh no, there will be a dedicated app in the future (just not now). No app is required for that feature though.
Got it! That’s good to know, frees up some options for folks. Although the charger is sold out 😂
 

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Oh snap. I only have 100 amp into my home :(... Trust me this limitation has been haunting me since day 1. Before I purchased my home, I asked if they would have 200 amp to the home. I was told yes (sadly not in writing). Nope... 100. I called the electrical company. By the time my house was finished and I moved in, everything was paved and done all around... so the cost to put in 200 is 'sub optimal'. Likely will be getting solar to augment the home... I guess I just have to be careful about what all I am running at once.
How do know how much goes into your home? Is there somethin,g I can look at without paying someone to come tell me? 😂
Oh snap. I only have 100 amp into my home :(... Trust me this limitation has been haunting me since day 1. Before I purchased my home, I asked if they would have 200 amp to the home. I was told yes (sadly not in writing). Nope... 100. I called the electrical company. By the time my house was finished and I moved in, everything was paved and done all around... so the cost to put in 200 is 'sub optimal'. Likely will be getting solar to augment the home... I guess I just have to be careful about what all I am running at once.
 

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How do know how much goes into your home? Is there something I can look at without paying someone to come tell me? 😂
Look at the big main circuit breaker, probably just underneath your electric company's glass-domed meter where the power enters your house. It'll probably be labeled 100, 150, or 200 (amps).
 

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Look at the big main circuit breaker, probably just underneath your electric company's glass-domed meter where the power enters your house. It'll probably be labeled 100, 150, or 200 (amps).
Or 400, if your house was previously owned by commercial electricians, like mine, haha. I should run a data center.
 
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