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by notfred
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 9937

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

1) It should be 12A not 13A at 120V. The 15A circuit is good for 12A continuous load. 2) You are reporting it charging at 1.82kW which is 15.1A. I don't believe it is dropping to the 13A it claims and is just signalling the car at 16A. That's OK if you plug it in to a 20A circuit, but you aren't. 3)...
by notfred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 9937

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

That cable is scary, I hope you have a proper 20A circuit that it's plugged in to. If you have that plugged in to a normal 15A socket via the adapter that it comes with, you are asking for an electrical fire! Yes, the losses will vary, including whether the water pump, radiator fan and battery fan n...
by notfred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 9937

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

1.82kW at 120V is just over 15A. The cable that comes with the car only signals the car to charge at 12A in accordance with the continuous load requirements in the electric code. The 2016 also derates what the EVSE tells it at 120V for further fire safety - I think it ends up only drawing somewhere ...
by notfred
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ODB2 USB vs. Blue Tooth
Replies: 9
Views: 3969

Re: ODB2 USB vs. Blue Tooth

The 12V on the OBD II connector isn't switched on and off with the car, it's always on. If your car is parked for a long time then your OBD II adaptor can drain your 12V battery.
by notfred
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 9937

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

If you are charging with L1 at 120V then yes, it is quite inefficient. The problem is that the car takes a certain amount of power to run things while charging. At L1 that's a significant percentage of the power coming from the wall, while at L2 it's a lot smaller percentage which makes the L2 charg...
by notfred
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ODB2 USB vs. Blue Tooth
Replies: 9
Views: 3969

Re: ODB2 USB vs. Blue Tooth

I don't know if any of the apps like Soul Spy or Torque will work with a USB connection - I think they are all setup for a Bluetooth connection.
by notfred
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 3566

Re: Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning

With the intakes at the front under the seats then I'm not sure how much dust and debris will have made its way through the battery pack to the fan. If the fan is dirty then that would mean that the battery pack is dirty. I wonder if other cars are setup the other way around with the fan blowing air...
by notfred
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27692

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

I'm going to wait for the spring and take it in and get everything done in one shot.
by notfred
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27692

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

Just to confirm, I have a 2016 which has not had the FATC update. Today I was driving around with the outside temperature around 0C and the inside set at 20.5C, and I could hear the compressor operating as I slowed down. I have recently noticed that my AC is basically not working, compressor is runn...
by notfred
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27692

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

I think you need to go to the top. Write an actual letter to the head of Kia Canada (find their name and address the envelope and letter to them) and mail it. Be very clear about what your experience has been, how you've enjoyed the car up until this point and what has gone wrong. Don't threaten the...

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