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by ksoul2084
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: No Proof of Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: No Proof of Maintenance

What maintenance would you have expected? I have a car at the end of the 3 yr lease and I've not once done maintenance. No oil to change, no transmission to check, no engine air filter to change, even brakes are not used much with regen. You mentioned checking fluids, the only fluids needing to be ...
by ksoul2084
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?
Replies: 16
Views: 8051

Re: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?

How long is the stock 12v likely to last? It's commonly said that 3-5 years is typical for 12v batteries in cars, but the #1 stressor is being used as a starter battery in an ICE car. Perhaps it'll last even longer in an e-car? The main killer of lead acid batteries is draining them below 50% capac...
by ksoul2084
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Issues after recent recall/software update
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Issues after recent recall/software update

EVDee wrote:Sounds silly but, have you or they checked the 12V battery? Often issues like this whether EV or Hybrid, that's the problem.

Yes, this would be the first thing to check.
by ksoul2084
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 74
Views: 99220

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

I'll let others more knowledgeable than I answer the technical details around calculating the SOH, but the fact that all the cells balance out during driving is a good sign I think. When my battery was failing there was a set of cells that were always quite far out of range vs the rest of the pack, ...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 74
Views: 99220

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Hi - I bought a 2018 30Kwh Soul back in November with 14k (miles) on the clock. Been loving the experience (last car Merc ML500!!). Been a little concerned as over the winter the GOM gas dropped from 120 to 94 miles. During this time the temperature has dropped to around 0'C, I've started doing 2 x...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Does charging only to 80% really make a difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: Does charging only to 80% really make a difference?

Basically, the ideal charging pattern strictly for the longest possible battery lifespan is 40-60%. Battery degradation increases non-linearly as you use the battery outside of that range, with the low and high extremes being the most harmful, and a much more gradual/small effect as you extend to 30...
by ksoul2084
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

In theory it should trip after 3 hours. In practice it almost certainly will not. The breaker is measuring the current, it can't tell how hot any of the rest of the parts of the circuit is getting, If you have a brand new good quality socket with good contacts and good connections to it, you'll pro...
by ksoul2084
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

Yes, I believe the closer the battery-pack gets to "full" the higher the resistance, thus, more power lost to heat.
by ksoul2084
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

In theory it should trip after 3 hours. In practice it almost certainly will not. The breaker is measuring the current, it can't tell how hot any of the rest of the parts of the circuit is getting, If you have a brand new good quality socket with good contacts and good connections to it, you'll pro...
by ksoul2084
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

1) It should be 12A not 13A at 120V. The 15A circuit is good for 12A continuous load. 2) You are reporting it charging at 1.82kW which is 15.1A. I don't believe it is dropping to the 13A it claims and is just signalling the car at 16A. That's OK if you plug it in to a 20A circuit, but you aren't. 3...

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