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by notfred
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 19
Views: 18861

Re: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

Load test is the only way to test a battery properly. It needs to be able to power the brake pump and lots of lights etc before the car is turned on and the DCDC converter can drive things. You can always use the bluetooth dongle as a voltmeter to read the battery voltage https://stackoverflow.com/q...
by notfred
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 19
Views: 18861

Re: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

I have both of these sounds in my new to me 2016 Soul EV. 40k miles. The 12V battery sounds plausible to me. I had a weird gremlin on the dash where the GOM bars were flickering. It had the feeling of a battery issue The bottom sectors of the GOM flashing has been seen since the Soul EV first came ...
by notfred
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: No options for a Bike Rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: No options for a Bike Rack?

Here are a couple of threads where people have installed hitches on their Soul EVs http://mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=118&p=5159#p5157 http://mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=930&p=8041 You need to cut some holes in the plastic aerodynamic cover underneath of t...
by notfred
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New software update installation (video)
Replies: 69
Views: 106508

Re: New software update installation (video)

Just buy a new SD card for the new version, they are cheap enough.
by notfred
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?
Replies: 19
Views: 2736

Re: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?

Kia will only take the SoH from their own GDS tool run by their dealers as proof that the battery needs replacement. What the Soul Spy SoH will give you is an idea of whether the dealer is likely to agree that the battery needs replacement.
by notfred
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Electrify Canada Charing high rate $0.77/min
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Electrify Canada Charing high rate $0.77/min

They can all do more than 50kW. When they first came out all the Chademo chargers were only 50kW but I remember Norway got a 100kW charger and someone reported getting about 70kW from it.
by notfred
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2016 Soul EV @ 3rd day: "Check EV System" light on. What the
Replies: 18
Views: 28055

Re: 2016 Soul EV @ 3rd day: "Check EV System" light on. What the

There is no DC charger on the car - the DC charger is what you plug in to. It talks over a CAN bus connection directly to the BMS and the terminals are connected directly on to the battery.

A faulty BMS including bad monitoring such as fanbanio had is a strong possibility.
by notfred
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Analysis of a replacement battery.
Replies: 22
Views: 23126

Re: Analysis of a replacement battery.

It's not the range but the State Of Health of the battery that determines whether it gets replaced. You can use Soul EV Spy on an Android phone with a bluetooth OBDII dongle to read it.
by notfred
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

I looked around a few years ago and was unimpressed with what I could find, many thousands of dollars for not much power. What you could do instead is just get a normal 12V high power inverter to clip on to the 12V battery terminals and turn the car on so that the DCDC converter is providing the pow...
by notfred
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2015-16 MY Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: 2015-16 MY Recall

The BMS update reset your cars knowledge of the battery pack so it defaults to a perfect battery. Once you have driven and charged it enough times then the BMS will relearn your battery and should give you a realistic range again.

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