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by Calaveras
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Clipper Creek LCS-20 will not work
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: Clipper Creek LCS-20 will not work

Failures in the EVSE is rare. do you know someone else with an EV that could try it out?
by Calaveras
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used

I bought a used 2017 with sun and fun package. the sunroof is not worth extra in my opinion. It is just a seal that can leak in the future. I tried to get two different dealers to test the battery to get a SOH. one actually pulled it into the service area, but when the mechanic realized I was wantin...
by Calaveras
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Lemon Law anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Re: Lemon Law anyone?

What you reference as a lemon law usually only applies after many repair attempts that do not fix the problem. I would suspect they feel that replacing the battery is fixing the problem. If they get many people needing two battery replacements they may reconsider selling this vehicle in hot climates...
by Calaveras
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 3845

Re: Looking for my Second EV

We did our longest road trip today. From east of Sacramento to Monterey. We charged in Patterson and in Hollister on the way there and we charged in Santa Nella and Stockton on the way home. We got one warning light come on the suggested some issue with the EV system. If was on the way back. I suspe...
by Calaveras
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How to stop charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

Re: How to stop charging?

Some level 2 chargers have a start and stop button, but many do not.
I just pull out the cord when I want to go. It does not hurt anything
by Calaveras
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

@Tcalp
If bought a Leaf S without at DC QC
3.3Kw Charger.
not for road trips, but it does my 50 mile commute fine.
I just charge at night and I am ready to go in the morning.

I would have preferred to have the QC as an option, but I was shopping on price and the S trim was on steep discount.
by Calaveras
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Unless you are an electrical engineer I would not suggest it. It is more than just the charging port. it affects the BMS and Charger inside the car.
there is a shop in SoCal that installs them in the toyota RAV-4 for instance. they cal it the Jdemo
by Calaveras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Kia Wireless Qi Charger Accessory Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Kia Wireless Qi Charger Accessory Questions

My son has one of those and I hade a wireless charger for home, but they are so inefficient that they seem to clash with an EV, IMO Instead I got a powerbank that I charge at home and keep in the car for times I need to recharge. The efficiency is no better, but I am not depleting the total possible...
by Calaveras
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Strange buying opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Strange buying opportunity

What month was in manufactured? What is the vehicle history on Carfax? Has it been sitting fully charged in a Dealer lot in a hot climate? Are they selling them as new or used? Will you be able to use the tax cr dit I r was it used already? Big price break? Seems suspicious, but I bought a 2016 Niss...
by Calaveras
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Hey All New Soul EV Owner Wants To Increase Ground Clearance !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Hey All New Soul EV Owner Wants To Increase Ground Clearance !!

If you really only need 1-2 inches higher you can get that by fully inflating the largest tires Rated for the vehicle. I have driven a Leaf on dirt roads in the snow and it just pushes it or packs it down. EV do better than I thought in standing water and snow. They can handle deeper stuff than my V...

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