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by IanL
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

Yes, that's true. I don't know where I got the idea it was only introduced in 2017. https://www.kia.parts/v-2015-kia-soul-ev--plus--electric/electric-propulsion-system--cooling-system Item 5.
by IanL
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

Does the 2015 model have the fan in the trunk?
by IanL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 20
Views: 36823

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

I agree with all you said. As for the fear that a large amount of regenerative braking would have an adverse effect on the battery, I have found the opposite. My battery's SOH has improved from 95% to 102% since I acquired the car, and I always use B Mode. I was recently loaned a Mazda EV while my c...
by IanL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

This sounds like a BMS problem. The car signals the charger the level of current it wants, and it seems to be getting that wrong, sending the wrong signal on the CP line. Apparently, the early BMS are rather unreliable, so you should get a replacement under the warranty. If you want to look up the d...
by IanL
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Can a bad auxiliary (12v) battery prevent EV system charging?

It's quite possible that the OBC requires 12V power to function. It seems likely that the propulsion battery is "off" when being charged, so it cannot power the dc-dc converter, in which case a dodgy 12V battery could be causing the issue. Most battery outlets will test a battery at no cha...
by IanL
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery replacement advise
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: battery replacement advise

Not a bad idea. Se what you are offered for it. Should be a ready market for it with a new battery.

On the other hand, replacement batteries in Europe are using the new technology cells which are much more robust.
by IanL
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: UVO Modem down
Replies: 9
Views: 31320

Re: UVO Modem down

Judging by what others have reported, if it falls below 70% before the warranty is finished, you will get a replacement with new technology cells, which have both higher capacity and improved longevity. Probably last you a further (say) 15 years, if you treat them right (30% to 80% whenever possible...
by IanL
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Emergency use of EPB
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Emergency use of EPB

Good point.
by IanL
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Emergency use of EPB
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Emergency use of EPB

Well, I tried in D mode, and there was a difference (faster response, I think), but it was still not behaving properly. I decided to give it the best opportunity I could, by ditching the original Michelin tyres on the back, despite them still having plenty of tread, and fitting Goodyear 4Seasons G3 ...
by IanL
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2017 Soul battery degradation story
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: 2017 Soul battery degradation story

You need to do more cycling of the battery. The dealer will get the same as you are getting from Spy - the BMS is not yet able to provide a value for SOH.

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