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by JeroenE
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Included Level 1 Charger (North America vs. Europe)
Replies: 19
Views: 21965

Re: Included Level 1 Charger (North America vs. Europe)

I have a European one, on the back it says the input has to be AC220V-240V 10A 50Hz. In the past when you bought a computer the power supply usually had a switch you could set to 120V or 220V. If you accidentally put the switch on 120V and turned the computer on the power supply would fail and relea...
by JeroenE
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2017 Soul EV to be Charged Wirelessly (!)
Replies: 8
Views: 13772

Re: 2017 Soul EV to be Charged Wirelessly (!)

JejuSoul wrote:The technical write-up for the research project in the US is here

Thanks for the link! They have newer PDF available here.

It seems they are/were having some trouble with contract negotiations. This resulted in a delayed of half a year. So we'll have to wait longer for the real end results.
by JeroenE
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Decreased Range?
Replies: 12
Views: 10222

Re: Decreased Range?

I'm in Canada (near Toronto), so I'm familiar with our metric numbers ;) Ah, it doesn't say on your profile so I just assumed USA. I converted to US$ not Canadian$, sorry! ;) Our local dealer does NOT have a specific demo model, and they hardly let you drive far from their lot.. they are paranoid a...
by JeroenE
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Decreased Range?
Replies: 12
Views: 10222

Re: Decreased Range?

Hey - out of curiosity, why did the previous owner sell? Would you share what the resale value (approx) is like? I'm located in Europe, in The Netherlands. So I'm not sure if my experience will help you. Over here the Soul EV costs about 35k euro new (including everything). There is only one model ...
by JeroenE
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the Soul EV
Topic: DIY Solar Charging
Replies: 2
Views: 9002

Re: DIY Solar Charging

It looks like a DIY job. Mostly because of the bundle of wires. I guess it can be used for anything inside the car. Loading the battery seems a bit far fetched. Perhaps the 12V battery. In some Toyota Prius models there is an option for a solar panel on the roof. That panel can drive a ventilator to...
by JeroenE
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Decreased Range?
Replies: 12
Views: 10222

Re: Decreased Range?

Two days ago, I got my second hand Soul with about 10000km on it; that's some 6000 miles. When I first got it the range said 123km (77 miles). After I drove 48km (30 miles) the range said 96km (60 miles). So I "gained" 21km (13 miles) by driving it one time. After charging it gave a new ra...
by JeroenE
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Decreased Range?
Replies: 12
Views: 10222

Re: Decreased Range?

The range shown is calculated using the energy used in earlier trips. If you drive (very) fast, use the heater or AC all the time, brake very hard which will have less regen then you'll use more energy than when you drive slower etcetera. Perhaps this could be a reason?
by JeroenE
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Winter in Toronto
Replies: 23
Views: 17709

Re: Winter in Toronto

Anyway, something else I wasn't sure about and perhaps someone might know. The Soul can be charged at up to 6.6 kw I believe ... and just over 1 kw on the included level 1 charger. If one were to connect the ev to a 3.3 kw charger, would the onboard charger reduce charging current automatically via...
by JeroenE
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Winter in Toronto
Replies: 23
Views: 17709

Re: Winter in Toronto

I've done a little research online and found a Kia parts seller that stocks parts for the EV (in the States). Thanks for the link! That's useful reference material for me, since I do all my own vehicle work, and tend to keep my cars a long time (years and mileage). I don't know how this works in th...

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