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by EVDee
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: High voltage battery
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: High voltage battery

Was the car at a low state of charge when you put it on the charger?
Do you normally run your battery down below 20% then fully charge it to 100%?

Basically I'm curious if you recalibrated the battery and this is the updated info from that process.
by EVDee
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

Yes, I told them about the requirement that the outside temp should be at least 10ºC for this. They checked with Kia HQ and tell me that is not necessary :? So I'll do as I'm told and then go back. Let's see what happens. Perhaps they should read their own documentation.. :roll: https://static.nhts...
by EVDee
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: S1 At Home Charging Problems: 2018 Soul
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: S1 At Home Charging Problems: 2018 Soul

If only the middle blue light is flashing, that means it's connected but waiting for the scheduled time to start. There's a button to override the scheduled charge timer, it's where the button for the heated steering wheel and dash light brightness is. Press it, unplug your car and plug it in again....
by EVDee
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: New at Home Charging Concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: New at Home Charging Concerns

Piggybacking off of what IanL said: the difference in price you're seeing is due to the amperage of those EVSEs. I myself have a 16a 120V/240V EVSE that charges at 16A@240V when I'm at home, then 16a@120V when I use it in a normal outlet when I'm on the go. Those go for the $200-$300 you've been see...
by EVDee
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

5 Cycles? Interesting..

Unless they actually know something that we don't, I'm still of the opinion that whether it's 5 cycles or 50, it won't matter unless the temperature is warm enough to allow for recalibration in the first place.

Frustrating, but at least you're making progress now.
by EVDee
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

There's a reason why I said good luck. They'll come through in the end but be ready for your sanity to be put to the test in the meantime. Often you're going to know more than they do, and the only thing I can suggest is being polite but firm when they're giving you incorrect information. The fact t...
by EVDee
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

Also worth noting - no battery calibration occurs when the outside temperature is below 10C I really don't think this is factored in enough when people give advice regarding battery calibration. Depending on the usage pattern (or lack of) it may be a really long time since a calibration was last don...
by EVDee
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Standing idle for months - is it OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Standing idle for months - is it OK?

Biggest factor at play: you need the battery to recalibrate itself vs giving you old & outdated data. Basically: - the temperature outside needs to be above 10C - the battery needs to be fully charged then discharged to 10-15% - then the battery needs to be fully charged again without interrupti...
by EVDee
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: How important is a battery warranty on a 2017 Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: How important is a battery warranty on a 2017 Kia Soul EV?

Purely my opinion, but the extra $1,000 for the Canadian car is a steal when compared to buying that additional warranty for your California car. As someone else pointed out, heat is a major factor with these batteries which is why Kia stopped selling electric Souls in America.. As someone who bough...
by EVDee
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 186
Views: 158634

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Recently I submitted my ownership story to a podcast I listen to called Reinverted. I'm curious to how everyone else's taxi is holding up and what other's have done to fix common issues like the door locks not matching the keys or the backup camera that seems doomed to fail eventually? Now that I've...

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