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by Calaveras
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

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: 4
Views: 897

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 3346

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: 1013

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: 842

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...
by Calaveras
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Re: Looking for my Second EV

@freesoulev
As caught by others, the warranty info I had was wrong.

Just ordered weather tech floor mats which are great for the snow days.

I am still deciding on the trunk mats. I usually keep a big ice chest back there for shopping trips and put anything that spills in there.
by Calaveras
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Check EV system error
Replies: 11
Views: 3697

Re: Check EV system error

We made the 130 mile Round trip with a DCQC at 20%
came home with 40% and L2 charged to 100% and did another short trip out and back ending at 30%
no problems and we did highway speeds elevation gain and full A/C with no return of the error codes.
by Calaveras
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Check EV system error
Replies: 11
Views: 3697

Re: Check EV system error

I could not get the Torque pro app to work on my son's phone with the csv files so he deleted it. good news is the other OBD adaptor I use for my nissan Leaf worked to get the codes on the Soul. they are as follows: POA 93- "power limited" no suprise there we were in turtle mode. POC73- &q...

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