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by MassDeduction
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:58 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?

No issues whatsoever. I tested them individually about a month ago and they were still showing excellent voltage (13.something IIRC). I will say that if you are planning on doing this with a parallel setup, do take the time to make sure that the batteries are voltage-matched before connecting them ...
by MassDeduction
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Returning my 2017 Soul EV lease and dealer is looking for the orginal bag for the charging cord??
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Re: Returning my 2017 Soul EV lease and dealer is looking for the orginal bag for the charging cord??

We are returning this car after three years and no idea if we even received such an item? Does anyone know what this even like like so I don't go crazy looking for it? They want to charge $500 (!) for it if it's missing! Thanks! What do you mean "what this even like", have you never seen ...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Adding a Level 2 Charger at my Home?
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Adding a Level 2 Charger at my Home?

Not exactly following this, as I'm not that familiar with electrical terms. So for right now, I am having some difficulties with my first attempt at charging. Dealer told he just plug in the Type 1 charger that comes with the car either to a regular electrical outlet. I am doing that. Earlier when ...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Comparing layout of the Soul EV battery with other EVs
Replies: 26
Views: 70454

Re: Comparing layout of the Soul EV battery with other EVs

- C-rate is defined as the charge / discharge current divided by the nominally rated battery capacity. The nominally rated battery capacity of your pack is 80Ah. [...] Wikipedia indicates that the full pack size of the 2016-2019 Soul EVs is "31,8 kWh (200 x 42,36 Ah x 3,75 V)". Where do y...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Comparing layout of the Soul EV battery with other EVs
Replies: 26
Views: 70454

Re: Comparing layout of the Soul EV battery with other EVs

Apologies for this but just scanning this thread and quickly looking st the last post (and the first), am I to believe that my 2018 30kWh Soul has an 85Ah battery and I shouldn't be charging it at any more than 0.25C , which is 21.25 amps or it will have a detrimental effect regarding battery degra...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:55 pm
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?

[...] Leaf Spy (and Soul Spy too I'm pretty sure) shows how many times your vehicle has been DC quick charged and this one showed that this former taxi had been quick charged about 7000 times ! Battery capacity was in the low 70s, which is not great, but considering that kind of abuse, I have to sa...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Am I charging too often
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

Re: Am I charging too often

Thank you. I will check that out. I was told by a serviceman at The dealership that charging every night to top it off is not necessary and may mess with the charging capacity I agree that charging to 100% every night is not only not necessary, but it's not desirable. You don't want the car sitting...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: No options for a Bike Rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: No options for a Bike Rack?

querion wrote:Thank you all for for the answers. I am not much of a DIY person, so I'll try to find a reputable dealer who is willing to perform this work for me. I would also assume that said dealer would be aware of any local laws that might prohibit this installation.

How did it end up working out for you?
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: SoulEVspy with 2021 Soul EV
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: SoulEVspy with 2021 Soul EV

In a thread over on the first-gen Soul EV forums (here: https://www.mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1193&start=60 ) about SoulEVspy, it says the BMS won't calculate and/or cough up a SOH number until after a few cycles where you drain the car relatively low (such as below 10%) and/...
by MassDeduction
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:18 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?

Well, I live in Florida so the parallel 20AH setup works well for me (it rarely drops below 30F). I'm the one who did the lithium setup above. It's been a while since you posted about it. Any additional feedback about your lithium 12v installation? I'm hesitant to make the change unless and until t...

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