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by notfred
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: MYUVO APP Avaliable in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 4935

Re: MYUVO APP Avaliable in Canada?

Yup, it sucks but I knew about it before I purchased my vehicle. I suspect Kia couldn't come to terms with any of the cell companies over reasonable rates for cell access for the vehicles. The big hit for me is that in winter I will not be able to hit the preheat on an app before heading out to the ...
by notfred
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: charger
Replies: 8
Views: 9290

Re: charger

Just be aware that the Bosch ones are not eligible for the 50% rebate on costs and installation ($500 max on both). I went with Bosch and got one of the plain 30A 18ft cord hard wired units because I still came out ahead of buying one that was on the rebate list. If I was buying something as expensi...
by notfred
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Bosch EVSE Network Connection
Replies: 1
Views: 13198

Bosch EVSE Network Connection

Got my Bosch EVSE installed and inspected so I decided it was time to go check out that RJ45 port in with the power connections. We know it's actually a Delta EVSE http://www.deltaww.com/Products/CategoryListT1.aspx?CID=0806&PID=289&hl=en-US&Name=Delta%20EV%20AC%20Charger and the MAC add...
by notfred
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging cable for 240V - which one?
Replies: 8
Views: 9996

Re: Charging cable for 240V - which one?

No you want a dumb EVSE. In fact if the EVSE starts messing around with the signals because it thinks it isn't time yet then the car can decide that there is a problem with the EVSE and not charge from it.

It may make sense for other Electric Vehicles, but the Soul EV just wants a dumb EVSE.
by notfred
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 692
Views: 619910

Re: Soul Spy?

I'm very wary of anything sitting on the CAN bus and connected to a server somewhere in the Internet. The safety risks are too high for me.

A CAN bus dongle connected to a phone or laptop in my control is within my acceptable risk criteria.
by notfred
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Share your service experience at non EV-certified dealer
Replies: 5
Views: 5928

Re: Share your service experience at non EV-certified dealer

Tyre rotation should be fine anywhere. The problems start as soon as you do anything more. Changing the rear brake pads requires the diagnostic tool to back off the electric parking brake. Changing the coolant requires the diagnostic tool to run the water pump to get the air out.
by notfred
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 692
Views: 619910

Re: Soul Spy?

I suspect that there's a calibration value somewhere that gets applied to the cabin temperature sensor. In your random blatting of PIDs you have overwritten the value for your sensor with the minimum value so it is now reading room temperature as -26. The fix would be to actually reset the calibrati...
by notfred
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Things you don't like about the Soul EV
Replies: 13
Views: 14894

Re: Things you don't like about the Soul EV

4. A parking brake whose operation defies intuition. Up? Down? Sideways? Who knows? You always pull it up just like a normal handbrake. The trick is you never release it. When putting the car in gear from park you have your foot on the foot brake, when you take your foot off the foot brake then the...
by notfred
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 692
Views: 619910

Re: Soul Spy?

Awesome! As well as reading information, do you also have the data for triggering the various bits that the diagnostic software can do? I'm thinking about when you change the coolant you need to trigger the pump to run, and before you change the rear brake pads you need to trigger the electric parki...
by notfred
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Included Level 1 Charger (North America vs. Europe)
Replies: 19
Views: 34444

Re: Included Level 1 Charger (North America vs. Europe)

Those current loops are the GFCI loops, current going out on one must match current coming back on the other else there is a Ground Fault. I think it is part of the standard and that's why I think you need a microcontroller. The EVSE does a startup test and drives all 3 LEDs before settling down.

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