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by IanL
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Cells in HV battery
Replies: 32
Views: 28986

Re: Cells in HV battery

From my reading around, I have not found any mention of such changes from 2015 to 2017. The 2018 MY introduced the 100 cell-pair battery - the earlier one was 96 cell-pairs.
by IanL
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Battery! Only 40 miles reported
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: New Battery! Only 40 miles reported

My practice is to do timer charges from 20 or 30% to 80%, but as mine is a 2018 MY, I have to estimate the charging time. I think it's worth the effort to extend the battery life.
by IanL
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Check electric vehicle system warning
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Check electric vehicle system warning

Just to bring my comments up to date, I managed to get my car to show the warning at the dealers, and they applied the KIA diagnostic tablet to the OBD port. It showed Fault No B185A, which is 3-way valve open (presumably when it should be shut). We could also see the fault by using the the Built-in...
by IanL
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Soul 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Soul 2018

The SOH relates the current capacity in kWh to the nominal capacity (30 kWh in this case). So 102% is (30x102/100) = 30.6 kWh. 110% is 33 kWh. You can't actually read the SOH above 100% using SoulSpy, as the data is not available at the OBD connector - it just states 100%. KIA may be able to read ov...
by IanL
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:57 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Soul 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Soul 2018

I have a 2018 30 kWh with about 72,000 km, and my battery is about 102%, by my method of calculation, and seems to be holding that value. Our summers are not usually as hot as 40 degC, apart from the odd fluke day. I hope that helps.
by IanL
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Spam Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Spam Messages

Sorry, I couldn't find it, but I see it now.
by IanL
Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Spam Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Spam Messages

Spam PM from revfrancis1 on Thursday 5 January 2023.
by IanL
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Battery! Only 40 miles reported
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: New Battery! Only 40 miles reported

I believe the charging routine you did is to calibrate the SOH in the BMS, but does not affect the GOM directly. My understanding is that the dealer has to reset the BMS (i.e. you can't do it) - that will make the BMS use default values, which will cause the GOM to show a respectable range. But it w...
by IanL
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fault warning - Check EV System
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Fault warning - Check EV System

Thanks. I see that Self Diagnosis Code 108 is shown as DTC Code B185A. I can't find the DTC Code list in the Service Manual - can you point me to the right direction please?
by IanL
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fault warning - Check EV System
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Fault warning - Check EV System

There have been a few posts about this warning arising intermittently, but never getting an OBD fault code from Spy or Torque. I have had it for 3 years, always in cold weather, never over the summer, and never when it was possible to get it to the dealer before it vanished - until today. I drove in...

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