Dan, One word – no.
Typically V2G or V2H is acting exacly like a Solar inverter, meaning that it can deliver power when there is already AC power to begin with. The reason is that it is designed for load support (brownout protection) for short periods of time where the grid gets overloaded. When the grid fails, the charging station will shut down and not even attempt to connect to the car. In theory the car is capable of generating a micro grid and in addition you find this function on some inverters that connect to the Nissan Leaf DC Fast Charge port (CHAdeMO) while the Combo port is in standardization to allow bidirectional power transfer. This type of inverter is “island”, so it cannot connect to the grid, but you can generate power, it simply uses the car battery as backup battery. I have seen a few people who connect a UPS to a Prius Hybrid battery, allowing more than the ~800W of AC power, though typically you do not need a lot of power to keep the fridge going, if you can do without electric heat. As soon as you want to run a microwave or water cooker or electric coffee maker, you need more than 1kW inverter. Having a gas stove, a BBQ or similar non-electric powered cooker is helpful if you like to have warm food or drink during a power outage… Cor. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Dan Baker via EV Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:37 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Cc: Dan Baker Subject: [EVDL] V2G - any specs for home power generation during outages? In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, my province Nova Scotia had over 400,000 customers without power. Our home had no power for over 27 hours. Luckily I have lots of batteries and a generator but many homes did not have a backup option and still 60,000 are on Day 4 without. One gentleman ( a fellow FB friend) used an inverter off his Chevy Volt to power his fridge and freezer: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/electric-car-hurricane-dorian-1.5274674?fbclid=IwAR29ajKp3gBsVsgdGniiMv6s9fTgtMRSMvHNoCKnMiCjhIyL8i3D-PgLex0 Not the most elegant setup but worked great none the less. My question is, does Vehicle to Grid have any options for home power during outages? Would seem to be a great opportunity for EVs, instead of buying a generator use that money towards an EV and a V2G equipped charger. Obviously some safety measures would have to be put in like a bypass switch used in panel fed generators. Would probably be even safer than a generator as usually 1-2 people die a year in this province alone from carbon monoxide poisoning from generators not placed in a well ventilated area. Thanks Dan -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20190911/decc5665/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub ARCHIVE: http://www.evdl.org/archive/index.html INFO: http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20190911/985087cc/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub ARCHIVE: http://www.evdl.org/archive/index.html INFO: http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)