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by notfred
Thu May 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Full list of updates under servicing/warranty
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Full list of updates under servicing/warranty

So there are 2 sets of things, recalls and TSBs. You should be able to search for the recalls based on the VIN, but the TSBs would need a dealer to check. Most of the things on mine have been TSBs and not recalls Off the top of my head, here's what I can remember: Accelerator pedal (early cars only,...
by notfred
Sat May 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Really dumb newbie question...
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Really dumb newbie question...

I basically always charge at home and will Level 2 charger if it is free while I'm shopping or at the library etc. I don't bother with Level 1, it's too slow and Level 3 costs too much. Around here it costs a lot more to charge then it does for electricity at home
by notfred
Sat May 16, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Really dumb newbie question...
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Really dumb newbie question...

You are OK unplugging it on Level 1&2. On Level 3 DC fast chargers you need to tell the charger to stop with an end charging button on the charger. N.B. There may be a separate emergency stop button, don't use that as while it will stop your charging it can trip things inside the charger that re...
by notfred
Sat May 16, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What did new bms do?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: What did new bms do?

The BMS needs to learn what your battery cells are like. It starts off showing full range but as it learns it will drop back to what was shown before. You need to drive it and charge it several times, but watch out because the predicted range is wrong. Don't get stranded somewhere far away from your...
by notfred
Fri May 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Parking brake button
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Parking brake button

The internal pivot point on one side of mine broke just before the lockdown started. I'm still under warranty so I'm hoping to get it fixed that way by the dealer when things go back to normal.
by notfred
Sat May 09, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Likely problems with the Kia Soul OBC?
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Likely problems with the Kia Soul OBC?

In the car it normally only runs at 7.2kW, so I don't think 10kW is realistic.
by notfred
Sat May 09, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fridge for garage.
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Fridge for garage.

Most refrigerators are designed to work with a minimum room temperature of 16C / 60F. Some are designed for 10C / 50F. If you put a refrigerator in a room that is too cold then it cannot cool, the refrigerant cooling cycle just doesn't work. The inside of the refrigerator will be the same temperatur...
by notfred
Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can not make bluetooth calls after Android Pie update
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Can not make bluetooth calls after Android Pie update

Make sure the car has forgotten the phone and the phone has forgotten the car, and only then do the pairing thing.
by notfred
Sat May 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Re: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?

I know the main thing that the 2016 has over the 2015 is a locking pin for the level 2 charger.

Until you get to the larger battery there really isn't that much difference between the model years.
by notfred
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Re: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?

Ah, yes, but that's not DCFC speed, that's the battery level at which the DCFC shuts off. Honestly by the time you have charged that far you might as well plug in to a level 2.

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