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by FLKiaEV
Wed May 27, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

I don't mind paying a few hundred bucks for a lithium 12V accessory battery if it's one less thing I have to worry about down the road. I will purchase one of those battery boosters though to have with me just in case. In fact, the main reason I bought an EV was not for the other many benefits (such...
by FLKiaEV
Mon May 25, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Ah, yes, I've seen those and that does make a lot of sense. I figured you meant like if I suspected the 12V battery was not up to snuff (but before an actual failure) I could put this on, etc. But this makes more sense. And once the vehicle is started the 12V isn't needed anyway so I could at least ...
by FLKiaEV
Sun May 24, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

The main reason I would want to swap it out is I have been stranded way too many times in my life (ICE cars) with a dead battery, and lithiums last far longer and have those other advantages. With a lithium accessory battery the charge stays at or near 12V until it reaches about 10% remaining capaci...
by FLKiaEV
Sun May 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

No worries on the temperature issue. According to the website: " Temperature Tolerant 2.5X more efficient operation at low temperatures. Safely operational up to 149°F (65°C )" The only issue I have is whether or not the vehicle's built-in charger will charge it correctly. I believe so, ba...
by FLKiaEV
Sat May 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

I know this is an old topic, but I recently bought my first EV, a used low mileage 2016 Kia Soul EV+, and I would like to replace the 12V accessory/aux battery with a lithium equivalent such as this one: https://www.ecodirect.com/RELiON-RB20-12-Volt-20AH-Lithium-Battery-p/relion-rb20.htm?gclid=CjwKC...
by FLKiaEV
Thu May 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Free update to Android Auto/Apple Carplay?
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Free update to Android Auto/Apple Carplay?

Thanks! I'll check it out!

Russell
by FLKiaEV
Wed May 20, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Free update to Android Auto/Apple Carplay?
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Free update to Android Auto/Apple Carplay?

Where do I go to get that SD card?
by FLKiaEV
Mon May 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?

I saw a video on YouTube of a guy who replaced his 12 lead acid accessory battery for his Fiat 500e electric vehicle and he's not had any issues for at least 2 years. I would like to do this too with my 2016 Kia Soul EV+. Does anyone have any experience with this and if so, what battery did they use...
by FLKiaEV
Sat May 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Really dumb newbie question...
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Really dumb newbie question...

That's pretty much what my strategy is going to be too. There are a few free charge stations near my house I discovered, most level 2 but a few of them level 1 (which I would not use unless I was desperate).

Russell
by FLKiaEV
Sat May 16, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Really dumb newbie question...
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Really dumb newbie question...

Thanks for the info, notfred. I'm not Fred either! Anyway, yeah I do seem to remember seeing this on a YouTube video (about canceling the ChaDeMo charge via the interface on the charge station) and it makes sense since that's a LARGE amount of energy going through that cable at that time. And I was ...

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