Power Out from your Car!
About Our Products
PlugOut Power offers the PlugOut inverters and accessories as products that attach to hybrid/plug-in vehicles to enable that combo of PlugOut+Vehicle to work as an onsite Off-Grid generator. When in use, the vehicle’s engine and gas tank keep the vehicle’s hybrid battery charged, while the PlugOut draws power from the vehicle’s hybrid battery to make AC house power. The latest PlugOut [v4] kits includes an inverter, a transformer, and required accessory cables. PlugOut features an input front end that accommodates a variety of host hybrid/plug-in vehicles and an output that features pure sine wave 120/240v split phase power.
Currently we support connection and operation with all Toyota and Lexus hybrids/plug-ins.
PlugOut Models: 5kw [actually 5.2kw]
3kw [actually 3.2kw]
The PlugOut is a unique product that enables Vehicle to Home [V2H] capabilities now in a product that mimics many aspects of a store-bought mechanical generator. Of course, the PlugOut has different strengths than a store-bought mechanical generator.
See the PlugOut's Advantages in PlugOut vs Generator Comparison.
Choosing a PlugOut: A Process
This is a multi-step process that is very similar to what one must do to get any home generator: understand the capabilities of the generator [here a PlugOut+Vehicle combo] and size of the loads.
We suggest a 3-step process, which our website can guide you through:
1. Start with the car - is it supported by PlugOut?
The Supported Vehicle List will get you started. Each supported hybrid/plug-in system has been tested for connectibility, operation and max-power.
2. Determine your emergency power needs.
Use the Wattage Load Planning guide for totaling and prioritizing your needed appliances. Make sure your needs are less than the E-car ratings.
3. Choose the PlugOut that best fits your power and cost requirements.
Typical appliance loads on the PlugOuts are shown below, however results will vary:
3kw - small loads and one medium load
5kw - small and medium loads, and a limited number of 120v large loads and/or one 240v large load
A 4th step is to decide how you will connect the PlugOut system to your house loads. We recommend you engage a local electrician to help, as they have the knowledge and experience to plan and do this right.
Our Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] has more detail descriptions of your options.
If your car is not in the Supported Vehicle List, we are taking reservations for products. We prioritize our vehicle testing by accumulation on the reservation list. No money is required for a reservation, just serious intent to buy if/when your car becomes supported.
> > Continue to the Supported Vehicles List