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by Piro
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Failure and repair of onboard charger (AC/DC)
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Re: Failure and repair of onboard charger (AC/DC)

To be honest I'm not an expert of all generations/versions of AC/DC charger in Kia, as for me it was just a piece of electronics. I have compared one working from EU Kia and one failed (but not rapidly failed, rather slowly dying, causing charge fails, etc, until final death). That one is as you hav...
by Piro
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Surprise. Kia beats Leaf with efficiency. Period.
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: Surprise. Kia beats Leaf with efficiency. Period.

Ok, I update range comments, thx for info. But for me Kia really is better, and this is not a small difference. To be honest - I did two loops. In second loop Kia did 5.5 miles/km, so it was shocking. I have published first (5,4 miles/km) result.
by Piro
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Surprise. Kia beats Leaf with efficiency. Period.
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Surprise. Kia beats Leaf with efficiency. Period.

Kia Soul EV did astonishing thing - it beats Nissan Leaf 30kWh without mercy! Shocking 116 Wh/km at our test tracj, without any extenders, trickery, even without factory ECO mode. Just B mode and voila. Japan : Korea - 0:1 :) Kia has usable 24 kWh (it is 2016 model, with 27 kWh total battery capacit...
by Piro
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Failure and repair of onboard charger (AC/DC)
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Failure and repair of onboard charger (AC/DC)

In our Kia Soul EV problems with charging started some time ago. There were problems to charge fully with 230V AC charger, and battery started surprisingly to be inbalanced. After some months charger broke totally. After connecting plug, lamps blink and repeatable clicking was hearable under the hoo...
by Piro
Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

It was exactly 225km or 140,7 miles.
Friends suggest that I should pump more air to wheels than standard 2.5 bar, so I could do more, but I don't care.
Range is ok for me and Soul is really comfortable.
by Piro
Mon May 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

Test done, with 50 km/h average, and speeds up to 80 km/h (some city traffic, some rural areas, as flat as possible in my mountain region). I did it till car stopped. Till dead. Now I know a real possible range of Kia Soul EV and IMHO I will recomend this car. It was a pleasure to drive these 4+ hou...
by Piro
Mon May 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

We have finished test phase and SoulChip (as we named it) is available. It is possible to deliver to any place in the World with DHL (about 30$ for quick delivery to countries far from EU). I also plan to distribute it through distributors, as we do with other solutions (2-phase fast home/portable c...
by Piro
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

SoulBox is available for Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland via authorised partner - PureElectric

Also PHEVBox and LeafBox and soon - TeslaBox are available there.

http://pureelectric.se

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by Piro
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Py6jNEyEU I did a long distance test witn box installed and programmed for Nissan Leaf (as I have no Kia Soul EV here to test it) 172,8 km, or 107,3 miles till turtle with 24kwh 2013 Leaf, 20,4 kWh available (Battery has SOH = 92,6%, a bit worn) - winter tires, dri...
by Piro
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: SoulBox Range Extender project
Replies: 19
Views: 10389

Re: SoulBox Range Extender project

I have solved that in following manner: SoulBox observes behaviour of the driver, and tries to find, when driver seeks "zero power" position of throttle pedal. It learns automatically and after some time it can easily "gravity" torque demand to zero, even if driver is not especia...

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