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by GizmoEV
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: High pitch whine?
Replies: 32
Views: 16937

Re: High pitch whine?

Remember that the motor turns with a variable AC wave and the electronics have to produce this from DC. That is likely the source of at least one of the sounds you hear. The other one could be from other PWM sources powering other parts of the car. These might be the culprits of the lower frequency ...
by GizmoEV
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 15
Views: 18821

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

There is no difference in energy saved between using the different levels of regen and just using the brake pedal harder or softer. It is just a personal choice - do you prefer one-foot or two-foot driving. It isn't quite that way on my 2016 Soul EV+. I have a steep off ramp near me and I tried usi...
by GizmoEV
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery and how much is really being charged
Replies: 3
Views: 11425

Re: Battery and how much is really being charged

Are you wanting to get an idea of how much energy is pulled from the wall plug to charge a Soul EV from empty to full to get an idea of how much is really wasted or what? A good estimate on the L1 EVSE that came with the car is 70-80% efficient. At 70% efficiency it would mean that to charge 27kWh i...
by GizmoEV
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 120V Level 1 Charge rates
Replies: 3
Views: 10070

Re: 120V Level 1 Charge rates

I recently built a wide-voltage 50A OpenEVSE and programmed it to allow 30A on 120V to test the Soul EV OBC at higher currents than just 16A or the 20A I was able to test with another EVSE. For those wondering I used a 50A circuit for this test through a 50A receptacle. With the EVSE set to 30A the ...
by GizmoEV
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: ChadeMo at risk in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 8460

Re: ChadeMo at risk in the US?

Hopefully most DCFC stations will be installed with both connectors. I would, however, be willing to spend up to $1000 for a modification of the J-1772 inlet to be converted to SAE combo so that it wouldn't matter what type of station is available, either one would do.
by GizmoEV
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chargepoint stations and less than 6.6 kWh charging
Replies: 14
Views: 13926

Re: Chargepoint stations and less than 6.6 kWh charging

I just finished building an OpenEVSE L1/L2 50A wide voltage deluxe kit. This gave me a chance to test out how the car behaves with varying pilot signals. On 240V the EVSE changes the pilot signal in 2A increments. Any setting 28A and the car charged at 27.5A which came out to 6.6kW. When the pilot s...
by GizmoEV
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Lease Return or Buyout
Replies: 8
Views: 9800

Re: Lease Return or Buyout

As a benchmark, I bought a lease return Blue 2016 Soul EV+ with 7450 miles on it for $21k in Portland, OR. My thinking was that after my residual on my first White 2016 Soul EV+ is a little over $13k after 4 years. Also, by my calculations of the rate we were putting miles on the leased Soul we woul...
by GizmoEV
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Software out?
Replies: 18
Views: 14881

Re: New Software out?

Maybe they will update it so that you don't have to call them to de-register the car from UVO when it is sold. It was sure a hassle to get my used Soul EV+ registered to me.
by GizmoEV
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 335
Views: 200583

Re: Charging Fault error.

jysl wrote:ETA to charge from 22% to full is 3:05 that doesn't seem to be a slower charge.


Is that what the main cluster displays after you plug it in and start charging? The display estimates shown in the EV screen when not charging are on the optimistic side.
by GizmoEV
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chargepoint stations and less than 6.6 kWh charging
Replies: 14
Views: 13926

Re: Chargepoint stations and less than 6.6 kWh charging

I do get 6.6kW on my 2016 EV at ChargePoint and other stations. It appears that the derating change is, as notfred surmises, based on the EVSE current signal. Another reason I have seen less than 6.6kW is on stations running at 208V because they are on commercial power and using only two legs of the...

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