How do I control Intelligent Backup Power for my Ford F-150® Lightning®?

You can customize your Intelligent Backup Power preferences through your electric vehicle's (EV) touchscreen, giving you the ability to start or stop backup power, as well as set your operating mode and energy reserve.

Adjusting Intelligent Backup Power

Confirm your SYNC system and select your SYNC generation to learn how to change your Intelligent Backup Power settings:

SYNC 4A

Take the following steps to update your Intelligent Backup Power settings:

  1. Tap on the vehicle icon.
  2. Scroll down and select Intelligent Backup Power. The "Controls" screen displays the following:
    • System status
    • Estimated time remaining for backup power
    • The Start/Stop Transfer button
  3. Tap on the Settings tab or Settings button. 
    SYNC 4A Intelligent Backup Power screen with red boxes around the Settings tab and the Settings button.
     
  4. Update your Intelligent Backup Power settings:
    • Operation Mode:
      • Automatic: When your system detects a power outage, it will automatically power your home.
      • Manual: During an outage, you will have to turn Intelligent Backup Power on in your vehicle.
    • Energy Reserve: Move the slider left or right to preserve the minimal amount of range you require to drive your vehicle.
    • Add a New Station: Select this option to add another Charge Station Pro.
      SYNC 4A Intelligent Backup Power Settings screen with red boxes around the Add a New Station button, Energy Reserve slider, and mode selector.

SYNC 4

Take the following steps to adjust your Intelligent Backup Power settings:

  1. Tap on the Features icon.
  2. Select Intelligent Backup Power. The Intelligent Backup Power screen displays the following:
    • System status
    • Estimated time remaining
    • The Start/Stop Transfer button
  3. Tap on the Settings button.
    SYNC 4 Intelligent Backup Power screen with red boxes around the Settings tab and the Settings button.
     
  4. Update your Intelligent Backup Power settings:
    • Operation Mode:
      • Automatic: When your system detects a power outage, it will automatically power your home.
      • Manual: During an outage, you will have to turn Intelligent Backup Power on in your vehicle.
    • Energy Reserve: Move the slider left or right to preserve the minimal amount of range you require to drive your vehicle.
    • Add a New Station: Select this option to add another Charge Station Pro.
      SYNC 4 Intelligent Backup Power Settings screen with red boxes around the Add a New Station button, Energy Reserve slider, and mode selector.

Additional Information

What is the Ford Charge Station Pro?
How do I set up Ford Intelligent Backup Power on my Charge Station Pro?