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by notfred
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Help wanted analyzing Soul Spy EV Battery results
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

Re: Help wanted analyzing Soul Spy EV Battery results

- From the cell map, is there anything I can say or conclude? For instance, shouldn’t there be a lot of green cells? What do the red, grey and purple cells mean? Is the deterioration spread across all cells or is there a single cluster or part that is worse than others? Don't focus on the actual co...
by notfred
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Help wanted analyzing Soul Spy EV Battery results
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

Re: Help wanted analyzing Soul Spy EV Battery results

As we have been suggesting in the other threads, you have a bad battery. That SOH is correct. You should be talking to your dealer about getting the battery replaced.
by notfred
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: S1 At Home Charging Problems: 2018 Soul
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: S1 At Home Charging Problems: 2018 Soul

The big thing is having the timed charging button pushed in before plugging it in. I always set the parking brake anyway, but I don't think it matters. Turn the car off, make sure the timed charging button is in, plug the EVSE in to the wall first and then the car, and it should charge. If that does...
by notfred
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: New at Home Charging Concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Re: New at Home Charging Concerns

Level 1 charging is slow. Before I had my level 2 installed then I sometimes had charge times of over 24 hours. If it gets cold enough that it needs to run the battery heater, you end up putting very little electricity in the battery, most of it is going to run the charging electronics and battery h...
by notfred
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How much kWh does a full charge take?
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: How much kWh does a full charge take?

Charging at lower speeds takes longer. With the electronics needing a constant amount of power, this means that more power is wasted.
by notfred
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 26
Views: 6576

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

No that's not normal. I'm in Ottawa, Canada where we get -20C in the winter, sometimes colder. At the worst my winter range is 2/3 of my summer range.

From this and your other threads, you have a bad battery.
by notfred
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How much kWh does a full charge take?
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: How much kWh does a full charge take?

Yes, that's correct. In fact it will take a little more because the charging isn't 100% efficient. There's some power used to run all the electronics that control the charging, plus losses in converting from the incoming voltage to the battery voltage.
by notfred
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Adding a Level 2 Charger at my Home?
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

Re: Adding a Level 2 Charger at my Home?

I'm presuming you are USA / Canada from the way you talk about a 240V outlet for a dryer and having a level 1 EVSE currently. North American dryer outlets are a NEMA 14-30 and are fused at 30A. Most EVSE with a plug have a NEMA 14-50 plug. EVSE are continuous load and so they can only use 80% of the...
by notfred
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 26
Views: 6576

Re: I only get 31 miles, 2015 Soul estimates 86.

I wonder if your battery is bad but the BMS has been reset and hasn't learnt how bad the battery is yet so it is showing you close to the default range. Definitely read the SoH but also look at the Cumulative values for charged and discharged and see if they are low. If the Cumulative values are low...
by notfred
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27694

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

Humidity detector is the lump behind the rear view mirror. You can see if it is in auto defog if you press the Climate button to bring up the climate modes on the screen.

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