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by ksoul2084
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 67
Views: 83351

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

I'll let others more knowledgeable than I answer the technical details around calculating the SOH, but the fact that all the cells balance out during driving is a good sign I think. When my battery was failing there was a set of cells that were always quite far out of range vs the rest of the pack, ...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 67
Views: 83351

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Hi - I bought a 2018 30Kwh Soul back in November with 14k (miles) on the clock. Been loving the experience (last car Merc ML500!!). Been a little concerned as over the winter the GOM gas dropped from 120 to 94 miles. During this time the temperature has dropped to around 0'C, I've started doing 2 x...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Does charging only to 80% really make a difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Does charging only to 80% really make a difference?

Basically, the ideal charging pattern strictly for the longest possible battery lifespan is 40-60%. Battery degradation increases non-linearly as you use the battery outside of that range, with the low and high extremes being the most harmful, and a much more gradual/small effect as you extend to 30...
by ksoul2084
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

In theory it should trip after 3 hours. In practice it almost certainly will not. The breaker is measuring the current, it can't tell how hot any of the rest of the parts of the circuit is getting, If you have a brand new good quality socket with good contacts and good connections to it, you'll pro...
by ksoul2084
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

Yes, I believe the closer the battery-pack gets to "full" the higher the resistance, thus, more power lost to heat.
by ksoul2084
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

In theory it should trip after 3 hours. In practice it almost certainly will not. The breaker is measuring the current, it can't tell how hot any of the rest of the parts of the circuit is getting, If you have a brand new good quality socket with good contacts and good connections to it, you'll pro...
by ksoul2084
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

1) It should be 12A not 13A at 120V. The 15A circuit is good for 12A continuous load. 2) You are reporting it charging at 1.82kW which is 15.1A. I don't believe it is dropping to the 13A it claims and is just signalling the car at 16A. That's OK if you plug it in to a 20A circuit, but you aren't. 3...
by ksoul2084
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

That cable is scary, I hope you have a proper 20A circuit that it's plugged in to. If you have that plugged in to a normal 15A socket via the adapter that it comes with, you are asking for an electrical fire! Why is that? I use it with regular 120v circuits, and have been for over a year without so...
by ksoul2084
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

1.82kW at 120V is just over 15A. The cable that comes with the car only signals the car to charge at 12A in accordance with the continuous load requirements in the electric code. The 2016 also derates what the EVSE tells it at 120V for further fire safety - I think it ends up only drawing somewhere...
by ksoul2084
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 25
Views: 3886

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

If you are charging with L1 at 120V then yes, it is quite inefficient. The problem is that the car takes a certain amount of power to run things while charging. At L1 that's a significant percentage of the power coming from the wall, while at L2 it's a lot smaller percentage which makes the L2 char...

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