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by notfred
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Soul 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Soul 2018

Kia starts the battery at 110% health, so a battery at 102% has lost 8% of it's health.
by notfred
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Spam Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Spam Messages

Yes, that was the user who was spamming and is now banned. Please report them using the report button rather than in this thread.
by notfred
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Spam Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Spam Messages

Thanks to everyone who reports spam posts. We can then ban the users and delete the bad posts.

I've also had someone report a spam private message. Hopefully this isn't the start of a new wave, but if you do get one then please report it so that we can ban that user.
by notfred
Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Set Immediate charging to 80%
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Set Immediate charging to 80%

I've moved this to the forum for the 2014-2019.

You can only do the 80% on the timer. If you turn the timer off and charge immediately then it will charge all the way to 100%. You can always take a look at how long it will take to charge and just unplug it at that point.
by notfred
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Changing battery from 2015 (27kw) to 2018 (30Kw)
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Changing battery from 2015 (27kw) to 2018 (30Kw)

There were some videos from Kia showing the factory making the 2nd generation Soul, and I think those mentioned that the chassis was designed to be both an ICE and EV. This is why even though you are not meant to put a tow hitch on a Soul EV, there are still the mounting holes in the frame for one a...
by notfred
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Cells in HV battery
Replies: 32
Views: 28986

Re: Cells in HV battery

Before you removed it from the car, did you take a look at SoulSpy readings with it charged and empty? That would clearly show which cells are bad as they would be out of line compared with the others.
by notfred
Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2017 Kia Soul EV Randomly Stops Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: 2017 Kia Soul EV Randomly Stops Charging

There's no log file or report that I'm aware of. I wonder if the dealer may be able to access something that says why the last charge attempt aborted? There's nothing special about the Kia level 1 EVSE cord. It's a standard cord and you could use one from another manufacturer to test. I'm concerned ...
by notfred
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can a 6yo 2016 KIA Soul EV report SOH 100%?
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Re: Can a 6yo 2016 KIA Soul EV report SOH 100%?

I think someone even reported a dealer measuring the 12V SoH rather than the main traction battery SoH. Definitely print out that TSB linked above, take it in, and ask for a copy of the screenshots showing the battery state.
by notfred
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2017 Kia Soul EV Randomly Stops Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: 2017 Kia Soul EV Randomly Stops Charging

I think you need to double check your wall socket, and the wiring and fuses / circuit breakers leading to it, you could be getting close to causing a fire. The car monitors the charging voltage and if it sees it drop (from too much resistance from poor connections) then it will stop charging for saf...
by notfred
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replacing the On board Charger (OBC)
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: Replacing the On board Charger (OBC)

You only need to replace the OBC, the modules are separate.

I think you have the order of the modules wrong. I thought top was the switching module, then OBC, then EPCU.

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