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by notfred
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: OBC became dysfunctional
Replies: 2
Views: 5203

Re: OBC became dysfunctional

34 page thread in the Batteries and Charging part of this forum:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=455
by notfred
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: City and Cruise type chargers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: City and Cruise type chargers?

Standard Level 2 EVSE is usually 240V @ 30A so 7.2kW 1st gen Soul EVs will only draw 90% of what the EVSE is capable of (for safety) so would charge at 6.5kW. Also note that in a commercial setting in North America then the EVSE may be powered from a 3 phase supply and be only 208V @ 30A so 6.2kW an...
by notfred
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Kia Soul EV Mood Lighting?
Replies: 8
Views: 15062

Re: Kia Soul EV Mood Lighting?

The speakers on top of the air vents are tweeters so will only have high pitched sounds and may not be easily heard. The main speakers are in the doors. The gas Soul has a subwoofer in the middle where the EV has charging lights.
by notfred
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)

The On Board Charger (OBC) sometimes needs replacement, but if it is at the dealer for a new battery then they should be doing all the recalls and that includes doing a firmware update to the OBC and checking it is working properly. I would get a mechanic to have a look at the brakes. With the regen...
by notfred
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Considering buying a 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Considering buying a 2015

Minimal difference. I originally signed up for a 2015 but they ran out and finally delivered me a 2016. I think the charge cable lock is different, not sure if the 2015 locks the cable at all. Base model doesn't have a heat pump, so will use more battery in the winter. That may be more of a factor f...
by notfred
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Charging Port Door Mechanism in WInter
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Charging Port Door Mechanism in WInter

On my 2016 I sometimes need to get one of my family to hold the door open button while I pry at the edges of it. Most times pressing the button unlatches it slightly and I can then pull it open. I have seen suggestions of using a silicone spray around the edges of the door to do it getting frozen sh...
by notfred
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Is there a recall on Soul EV batteries?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Is there a recall on Soul EV batteries?

No recall that I'm aware of. Possibly they mean that the battery has failed the warranty and they are replacing it already?
by notfred
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What will Torque do that Soul Spy won't?
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: What will Torque do that Soul Spy won't?

I don't think that there is anything related to reading values from the Soul EV that Torque can do that Soul EV Spy cannot. Torque wants access to things like accelerometer and GPS data so it can capture things like 0-60 times and try to calculate how many horsepower you actually have, which is some...
by notfred
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Is dealer SOH accurate or do I do my own?
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Is dealer SOH accurate or do I do my own?

Unfortunately the numbers you posted don't show the counters to know whether the BMS has been reset or not. If you have the VIN of the car you are looking at and phone Kia's corporate office, they may be able to tell you the history on the vehicle - particularly with respect to has the battery been ...
by notfred
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: recommended obd2 adapter?
Replies: 50
Views: 49851

Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Unless someone has actually tried it, the answer is "probably, but if it doesn't then tough luck". The fact that you had it working with Leaf Spy means that it is likely that it will work with Soul Spy. The problem with all of these is that they are built on cheap Chinese copied parts, not...

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