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by JeroenE
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: Out of State Battery Replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 8609

Re: 2015 Soul EV: Out of State Battery Replacement

There is a new formula, you can find it here https://www.mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=135&p=9615#p9610 It's a bit more complicated but a quick calculation is 110 minus the max deterioration. Then you'd get 96% SOH. If you follow the formula (and I didn't make any mistakes) it's ...
by JeroenE
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161838

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Once a cell deteriorates, its voltage jumps while charging. The car BMS avoids overcharging the cell, so it stops the charging once it is over a certain limit. This is to protect the cell from more damage. I understand that 1 cell can make an entire battery-pack useless. But what I don't understand...
by JeroenE
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161838

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- Really sudden degradation. In the same 3 month period my original car has not degraded at all. The rate of deterioration seems to be accelerating in the last week, even though the weather is cooler and I'm driving slower. But I do need to charge more often. I hope you get your replacement soon! I...
by JeroenE
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: My range keeps dropping?
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: My range keeps dropping?

BMS software Battery Management System, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_management_system OBD dongle On-board Diagnotiscs, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics Can one simply request a statement of health from a dealer? You can do that, they have equipment to read this. ...
by JeroenE
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Using "trickle" charger on a NEMA 6-50 plug
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Using "trickle" charger on a NEMA 6-50 plug

EMartin wrote:My Soul is equipped with a 6.7 kW OBC. This means 32 A at 230 V.
It's about 29A actually. Your Soul will certainly charge that fast when it's gets connected to a charging station that can provide that power. Only when the battery is nearly full it will use less power.
by JeroenE
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161838

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I already did, it shows 69% ! But I am using the Soul Spy Lite, the free version. Is this figure reliable ?! Yes, it is the best that we know of right now. You're right in the edge of the warranty so it might be that Kia will read 70%. The reading we know of is not exactly the same as Kia reads it....
by JeroenE
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161838

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Omar wrote:Does the first cell map explain such a significant drop ? please help me understand
I don't think it does, but as far as I know it never really does. Even when my car had a bad battery it would still show it was charged to 4.10V.

Why don't you take a look at the SOH?
by JeroenE
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Using "trickle" charger on a NEMA 6-50 plug
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Using "trickle" charger on a NEMA 6-50 plug

They had a 2016 Soul EV, which makes me wonder if for some reason Kia changed the included portable charger for the 2019 model years with a more basic one, to cut costs. You could open the charger and at least see if they still use a power supply that can handle 240V too. Rereading the threads the ...
by JeroenE
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161838

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Question is should I file for a warranty replacement now or wait another month or so to see if gets even worse (which I expect it will with colder temps approaching)? What do you think to gain by waiting? Depending on your location you might need to wait several weeks for the arrival of replacement...
by JeroenE
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: My range keeps dropping?
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: My range keeps dropping?

Any explanations? I've read where I need to get a Statement of Health on the battery from the dealer. Perhaps they BMS software got upgraded and then it resets to "new". It can take a while before the BMS learns the actual SOH. You can ask a KIA dealer to get a reading or buy a OBD-II don...

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