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by IanL
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Repeated discharge if 12 volt battery
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Repeated discharge if 12 volt battery

You could routinely charge the 12V battery with a suitable charger say overnight once or twice a week. Using a modern chip-controlled charger, it is not necessary to disconnect the battery. Some chargers (e.g. CTEK) come with a lead you can permanently connect to the battery posts and route to a han...
by IanL
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2017 Charging Door Won’t Stay Closed
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: 2017 Charging Door Won’t Stay Closed

Try closing with the left side first, and then press in the right. That's how I do mine. The latching mechanism may not be fully shutting and may need lubrication. Also, the "emergency" release may not be completely slack, so lubricate and exercise that. My formula for lubrication is some ...
by IanL
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Cells in HV battery
Replies: 32
Views: 29412

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: 943

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: 609

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: 478

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: 478

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: 609

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: 609

Re: Spam Messages

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