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Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 am
by warren55
I just got the new version and am currently charging now on L2. I'll keep it connected for as long as I can afford to be without my phone!

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:03 am
by warren55
I thought it was staying connected while charging, but even when I turned the car on while plugged in it refused to hook up and still showed the SOC at 39% even though it was near 80%. I was having trouble with it constantly trying to reconnect even thought I had terminated the program. I finally turned off "re-connect automatically" and that seemed to solve it. It also starts every time at the Quick Charger page.

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 am
by langemand
Thanks for testing :-)

I do not have access to a Soul EV, so I am unable to test the app myself. I am entirely relying on receiving the recorded souldata.log2019XXXXXXXX.txt and SoulData.2019XXXX_XXXX.csv files, along with your findings. Please send by email to: soulspy@evranger.com

I am unable to guess what is causing the observed behaviour, without the log-files, so I am currently unable to attempt to fix the issues that have been reported.

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:36 am
by BoulderHybids
Only KW-902 ELM327 v 1.5 is supported, v2.1 does not work. Some testers have reported partial success with other ELM327 v1.5 clones, but they are unsupported, so you cannot expect the app to work with those.


Can someone share an Amazon link with the most correct/best value adaptor to purchase for Soul Spy?
There are many available, I want to ensure best compatibility. Thanks.

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:33 am
by warren55
This one has worked well for me.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/re ... bDbPK1AZ8D

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:39 am
by langemand
The ONLY OBD-II bluetooth dongle supported by the Kia Soul EV Spy app is Konnwei KW-902. If you google it, you get numerous, e.g. this: https://www.amazon.com/KONNWEI-KW-902-Bluetooth-Diagnostic/dp/B00Q5YRC4C
or this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ELM327-Bluetooth-OBD2-OBDII-Car-Code-Reader-Diagnostic-Scanner-For-Android-PC-/254140503730

I don't know if there are clones / different versions of KW-902, so unfortunately I cannot guarantee that those works, even though both look exactly like mine on the outside.
The KW-902's I have are reporthing they are ELM327 v1.5, but even if they state they are that version, there is no guarantees it will work.

I believe Warrens statement that the Panlong dongle works well is a (slight?) exaggeration: At least one command sent by the Soul EV Spy is not understood by the Panlong dongle, and there sometimes seem to be glitches with missing data and/or timing issues occasionally. However, you never know what is causing that kind of thing (Android version differences, android device hardware, radio-interference).

@Warren: If your latest experience is that the Panlong now works flawlessly with the app, please email me your soulspy.log...txt and SoulData...csv files :-)

There are a number of smaller ELM327 OBD bluetooth dongles reporting to be ELM327 v2.1 - I have 3 or 4 different ones, and none of them works with the Soul EV Spy app.

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 am
by warren55
Of course, you are right. I shouldn't just make a blanket statement like that. It does work well enough for the most part, and it is cheap and small! I'm at work and typing on my phone, so I just was keeping it short.
I will get those files to you in the near future!

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:36 pm
by Lelik
Just installed and connected to my Soul 2016 55k km, the Soh shows 82% :((. I bought car few weeks ago the range dropped from 150 km to 120 km in few days. Does the car BMS need to be updated?

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:50 pm
by Oinq
Lelik wrote:Just installed and connected to my Soul 2016 55k km, the Soh shows 82% :((. I bought car few weeks ago the range dropped from 150 km to 120 km in few days. Does the car BMS need to be updated?


Probably it updated his internal values, and you should consider the new values correct.

Re: Soul Spy?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:48 am
by ksoul2084
Lelik wrote:Just installed and connected to my Soul 2016 55k km, the Soh shows 82% :((. I bought car few weeks ago the range dropped from 150 km to 120 km in few days. Does the car BMS need to be updated?

A lot depends on your driving habits. If I drive around town in eco and avoid aggressive or fast driving the range will climb over time to reflect that. If I drive fast in the highway (115-120) it will be reduced.