I searched this forum for this topic to see if it has been previously discussed and could not find it. My apologies if this is a repeat.
There have been numerous articles about the Toyota Prius being used as a backup home generator using an inverter. Here is an example:
Could the FFH be used in this same manner? Would the FFH automatically start the ICE to charge the 12 volt battery like the Prius apparently does?
I am interested in this because our sump pump is crucial to keeping the basement dry after winter snow melt and spring rains. It would also be great to keep the refrigerator running. I already have an inverter (2300 watts) that I will hook up to my truck if we lose power but it will require keeping the truck's engine running the entire time. If the FFH's ICE would automatically startup to charge the 12 volt battery this would be a great solution during power outages to keep the sump pump and refrigerator running.
What do you all think? Could the FFH function like the Prius?