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Re: Battery Ageing Model

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:04 am
by JeroenE
JejuSoul wrote:
JeroenE wrote:...I could get the battery replaced under warranty. They will be doing this next Thursday.
...I'm currently at 155k km...

I thought the warranty in Europe was 150,000km. not true?
In The Netherlands the warranty is 7 years or 150k km. There is no replacement battery in The Netherlands so it has to come from Kia in Korea. It takes several weeks for an order to arrive (just like my replacement engines). In the mean time I'm still driving the car so my mileage is now higher.

I don't know if I'll get an new, refurbished of repaired battery. As far as I could tell from the stories on this forum people get a new battery.

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:40 am
by Oinq
JeroenE wrote:The garage wouldn't replace it under warranty because I didn't use the Kia granny charger.


Just a question, what do you mean with you don't use the Kia "granny" charger?
As far as I remember in the car manual, they say to not recharge regularly with the Kia's supplied charger.

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am
by JeroenE
Oinq wrote:
JeroenE wrote:The garage wouldn't replace it under warranty because I didn't use the Kia granny charger.


Just a question, what do you mean with you don't use the Kia "granny" charger?
As far as I remember in the car manual, they say to not recharge regularly with the Kia's supplied charger.
I used the same type of charger but from Mitsubishi. In the manual it says only Kia certified portable chargers should be used. In the Dutch version it says so on page 43 of the special green part where all the procedures of the EV are explained.

This of course is not true, you can use any. The so-called granny charger is not something special, it just is box which works like a (slow) charging pole. There is no difference in functionality between the granny charger and a normal charging pole, except the speed of the charging. Of course, you usually need to pay for using a real charging pole and the granny charger can be used in any outlet.

In the Dutch manual it only says that a) normal charging is recommended, b) quick charging should only be used when needed and can shorten the lifetime of the battery and c) if you can't use the normal or quick charging you can use the slow charging with the portable charging cable.

I'm not sure if I use the same words as in the English manuals, I'm paraphrasing what the Dutch one says.