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by notfred
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: recommended obd2 adapter?
Replies: 55
Views: 80860

Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

It's going to be a guess. I have one the same shape with a different label that does work.
Best thing to do is just try it.
by notfred
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 charging issues
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

Re: 2015 charging issues

That's not really a charging issue, the onboard charger is still charging the battery. It's either a battery issue or just drop in range with temperature. To determine if you have a battery issue, you can either ask the dealer for a battery State Of Health report (which they may charge for) or you c...
by notfred
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Buying a 2016 needing a new battery
Replies: 3
Views: 5484

Re: Buying a 2016 needing a new battery

Depending on the weather where you are, 60 miles could be correct with 100% SoH. The car can drop up to 1/3 of its range in cold weather (Canada not Florida).
by notfred
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: OBC became dysfunctional
Replies: 2
Views: 10909

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: 7
Views: 7901

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: 19367

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: 21
Views: 23539

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: 2911

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: 7
Views: 6059

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: 4622

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?

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