Etobicoke17
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Winter battery temperature managementi

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:08 pm

I am new owner of the Soul EV. My question is the following. During the winter time the temperature in my garage can go under zero Celsius. My question is the following. Can I keep my car connected to type 1 charger but to prevent any charging unless capacity goes below 25%. If charging starts I want to stop once it reaches 80C. I am in Canada so no UVO services. I just do not get why we do not have ability to control the percentage level of a charge? We all know that li ion batteries hates charging when temperaterure is under zero, charging to a full and they do not like frequent charging cycles. Any idea?

notfred
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Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 2:28 pm

Re: Winter battery temperature managementi

Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:41 am

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

The battery heater will kick in when it needs to regardless of whether the car is plugged in or not. Also if you only need to charge to 80% then just leave it charging to 80% and don't bother plugging it in when you don't need to (or disable the charge timer and just have the preheat timer).

Usikker
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Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:56 am
Location: Norway

Re: Winter battery temperature managementi

Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:45 am

Is there any way to control the battery heater ?
I mean if you leave the car for a week or two in -10deg. Cel. you will end up with a flat highvolt battery ?
Kia Soul EV 2018, 30kWh :shock:

notfred
Posts: 308
Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 2:28 pm

Re: Winter battery temperature managementi

Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:59 am

No control over battery heater and no problem with it draining the high voltage battery. I've left my 2016 sitting over the Christmas break for a couple of weeks in Ottawa and the high voltage battery has basically remained the same - I didn't check exact % but it stayed at "about half charged".

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