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by EVDee
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause
Replies: 28
Views: 1855

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

I wish I could help with the major part of your issue.
The ability to charge past 84% came in a BMS update, so I'm guessing somewhere in the process this occurred. Maybe when they replaced your OBC? Regardless, that would explain that behavior.
by EVDee
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2016 Soul EV @ 3rd day: "Check EV System" light on. What the
Replies: 29
Views: 30612

Re: 2016 Soul EV @ 3rd day: "Check EV System" light on. What the

Weird question, but - how good is your car's range?
Curious if this error light has something to do either with your battery pack, or a battery cell in the pack.

Just a thought I had when reading this.
by EVDee
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?
Replies: 24
Views: 4549

Re: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?

..... since getting the BMS updated. I have the 30kWh battery (10th character of VIN is "J", build date Oct 2017 - i.e. 2018 model as I understand it). My dealer says there are no outstanding updates. Could my car have the BMS update from new? Unfortunately I don't have an answer for that...
by EVDee
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Make your own trunk shelf?
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Re: Make your own trunk shelf?

Why are we talking about 12v batteries in a thread about the trunk shelf?

Sorry, but if no one else will say it then I will.
by EVDee
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?
Replies: 24
Views: 4549

Re: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?

I don't have actual numbers to prove or disprove what I'm experience, but in my experience since having my BMS updated: - Fast charging no longer has the 84% limitation. - Fast charging is much slower once you're at ~70%. - The SoH update/calibration updates differently vs before. - It now has a una...
by EVDee
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Re: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?

Yikes! There's a lot I'd like to say, but frankly I think you just want a solution rather than hindsight. TLDR: Stop spending money at that dealership! Get yourself an OBD2 reader, an Android device and SoulSpy. Escalate! Good Luck! First: Stop spending money at that dealership! While all those serv...
by EVDee
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2167

Re: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking..

Are you looking to get a new vehicle and are asking which one on the list is best, or are you just buying the battery and somehow installing it in your existing car?
by EVDee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 3179

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

Wallbox Quasar If you Google that you will find the product I was talking about in my previous post. As of writing this, there doesn't seem to be any further update or purchase option available. I just remembered that a lot of YouTube channels I watch covered it at the time and I was quite impressed...
by EVDee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 3179

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

IIRC - You're limited to around 1kW from the 12v battery. Surge might be a bit higher, but beyond that it's too demanding. A possible good source of information would be from the Prius forums as this is something I've looked at doing myself with my Prius at the time. Now for the OP question: in Nort...
by EVDee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2015-16 MY Recall
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: 2015-16 MY Recall

Yeah, this was a known issue awhile back but they're finally getting around to "fixing" it. I had the work done last week, so far the only thing I've noticed is that the car now applies the emergency brake every time you shift into Park. The only reason why this new behavior bothers me is ...

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