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

You can activate Ford Intelligent Backup Power on your smartphone or your Ford electric vehicle's (EV) touchscreen.

Before you can set up Intelligent Backup Power, ensure that:

Setting up Intelligent Backup Power

Select from the dropdowns below for the steps to activate Intelligent Backup Power on your Ford Charge Station Pro:

Enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power using your smartphone.

Once you have set up and connected your Charge Station Pro to Wi-Fi, the setup app will prompt you to enable Intelligent Backup Power:

  1. Tap Enable.
    • Plug in your EV if you have not already and tap Next.
    • If your EV is already plugged in, proceed to the next step.
  2. Review the listed requirements and tap Got it on the "Intelligent Backup Power Activation" screen. 
  3. Tap Next on the "Scan for Stations" screen.  
  4. Select your Charge Station Pro. 

    Note: If there is only one Charge Station Pro nearby, the setup app will select it automatically.

  5. Confirm the PIN displayed on your smartphone matches the PIN on your Charge Station Pro, then tap Confirm.
  6. Press Continue on the "You're Paired!" screen, which displays your charge station's information.
  7. Select Open FordPass®* on the "Almost Done" screen. 
  8. Tap Connect on the "Connect to FordPass" screen.

Your Intelligent Backup Power is now set up. Tap Station Settings if you want to adjust your station's charging settings.

Enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power using your EV.

Once you have set up and connected your Charge Station Pro to Wi-Fi, you can enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power on your EV's touchscreen:

  1. Navigate to the Intelligent Backup Power screen, located:
    • On SYNC®** 4, in the Features section.
    • On SYNC 4A, in the Apps section.
  2. Tap Add Station.
    • SYNC 4A:
      SYNC 4A Intelligent Backup screen. A 3D representation of an F-150 plugged into a charger takes up most of the screen. A red box surrounds the Add Station button
    • SYNC 4:
      SYNC 4 Intelligent Backup screen. A 3D representation of an F-150 plugged into a charger takes up most of the screen. A red box surrounds the Add Station button
  3. Tap Scan on the "Scan for Stations" screen. A list of nearby stations will display.
  4. Select your station and tap: 
    • The Arrow button on SYNC 4.
    • Continue on SYNC 4A.
      Screenshot of step 3 on SYNC 4A Intelligent Backup Power. A list of charge station serial numbers display with a red box around the Continue button.

      Note: If there is only one Charge Station Pro nearby, your SYNC system will select it automatically.

  5. Confirm the PIN on your touchscreen matches the PIN on your Charge Station Pro and select Yes.
    Screenshot of SYNC 4A screen with a graphical representation of an F-150 and charge station. A red button surrounds the Yes button.

The "Ready to Go!" screen will display. Tap Close on SYNC 4 or Done on SYNC 4A to close the setup screen.

Note: To customize your Intelligent Backup Power settings, use the FordPass App.

Información Adicional

What is the Ford Charge Station Pro?
How do I install a Ford Charge Station Pro at Home?


*FordPass, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Se pueden aplicar tarifas por mensajes de texto y datos.

**Don’t drive while distracted. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible; no uses dispositivos portátiles mientras conduces. Es posible que algunas características estén desactivadas cuando el vehículo está en marcha. No todas las características son compatibles con todos los teléfonos.