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by irfca
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: BMS software update
Replies: 56
Views: 63854

Re: BMS software update

I had campaign 170055 applied to MY15, I believe at a service in late August (vs when I had my charger replaced for a 2nd time back in June). It has not made any difference to the DCQC and "Blue light" indicator - it still doesn't come on, and it also has not changed the battery rebalance ...
by irfca
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Map Update Version 9.5 to be released December 1st
Replies: 9
Views: 8089

Re: Map Update Version 9.5 to be released December 1st

What was the special limited-time offer ... I see the update is $239 right now.
by irfca
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's up with 84% charge on L3??
Replies: 9
Views: 12159

Re: What's up with 84% charge on L3??

mtndrew1 wrote:From 94%-100% it's a total trickle of power

I put a meter on my L2 charger, and have observed it charges at the full L2 charge rate (40A / 7.2kW/hr) right up to 98%. I was surprised that it charged that aggressively!
by irfca
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range from 100% Charge Dropping
Replies: 45
Views: 53700

Re: Range from 100% Charge Dropping

My range has been shifting all over the map ... from as low as 120k at 100% to as much as 160km, over the past month or so. Temperature does seem to have an effect, and most definitely driving habits / behaviour. The best advice I have read, is to pick a benchmark, and measure to that mark. As sugge...
by irfca
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 48
Views: 54341

Re: Battery degradation

If you don't mind me asking, how do you set up two stage charging? I see the 80/100 option in the menu but that's it. I set up the 2 stage charging by setting 1 charge timer to start a charge to 80% at 10:30pm, and the 2nd charge timer to start a charge to 100% at 5:30 am. I tend to drive the car d...
by irfca
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 48
Views: 54341

Re: Battery degradation

I've now passed 20,000km, and have mostly not noticed any significant difference in my range. In the past week or two, with the cooler weather, I've noticed a reduced indication of range on start up. I have changed my charging strategy a little. I used to always charge to 100% over night (2 steps on...
by irfca
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Things you don't like about the Soul EV
Replies: 13
Views: 13389

Re: Things you don't like about the Soul EV

It seems the aluminum body panels are very easily dented ... I noticed a door must have bumped the front driver-side panel and left a little dent ... fortunately didn't remove any paint ... but that is the other problem I've noticed on the hood - I bumped it with the charger connector, trying to ope...
by irfca
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Winter in Toronto
Replies: 23
Views: 25541

Re: Winter in Toronto

There was an informal comparison of the heat pump heater vs element heater ... I typically observed it using a max of approx 2kw and tapering down to a few hundred watts once the cabin temperature was achieved. The owner in the Ottawa area found he used closer to 4kw and it didn't taper down as low ...
by irfca
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charger installation costs
Replies: 7
Views: 8029

Re: Charger installation costs

I find the 8 gauge wire gets a bit warm during charging. I only have a 6' run from my breaker panel to the charger ... I agree with you on that ... for 100', I would go up a step to be safe ... in theory, you could install a small pony (sub) panel in the garage, with a larger 60A breaker in you main...
by irfca
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Recommendations for Winter Tires?
Replies: 2
Views: 4183

Re: Recommendations for Winter Tires?

I looked into winter tires last fall, when I had high hopes of getting my Soul EV before Christmas. From what I could tell, the X-Ice 3 were low resistance, as indicated by their high fuel rating. Winter tire choice is often driven by personal preferences, but for my money, the XIce Michelins have s...

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