gday
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:26 pm

Answering my own question!

If you have another app using bluetooth it seems to get confused, especially if the other app is auto-connect. In my case it was Torque and it was essentially blocking the Soul EV Spy connection. Once I Quit the other app (no, I was technically not running it but it connected anyway) all is well. Note you can tell if Torque is active because it has a 1 next to the app icon on your desktop. To turn it off simply open the app and go to the settings, bottom left and choose Quit.

I am leaving my last post up and this one in case anyone else runs into the same issue.

ClayPete
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:51 pm

I think I was having issues with the same issue and came to the same solution. Glad to have my suspicion confirmed.

IanL
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:29 am

I have posted this elsewhere, but didn't realise this was the best place, so here it is, with a slight update:

I have just bought a 2 year old SoulEV 30 kWh with 31,000 miles. The GOM shows 114 miles, and it covers 85 speedo miles with 26% charge left. If the 26% is correct, that suggests the range is 100/74*85=114.87 miles. The long-term "economy" display shows 4.0miles/kWh, which suggests the battery capacity is 85/4*100/74=28.72 kWh i.e. the SOH is 95.7%.

I appreciate there's a number of assumptions above, so I used Torque Pro and SoulEV Pro to get some confirmation. However.

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The values for Max Det and Min Det appear absurd. SoulEVSpy gives the same values, but reports SOH as indeterminate. The cell voltages are all 4.12V except three adjacent cells which are 4.10. That is after a charge to 100%.

Any insight gratefully received.

ihsouhl
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:12 am

How does recording of data work ? (paid version)
I only have an item "restore recorded files".
Is there a feature like with LeafSpyPro, where I can set my files' destination? E.g. google drive, Nextcloud, SD card etc?
Thanks for helping me out.

gday
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:45 am

I am not an expert but I took a drive a while ago and simply set things up, left my phone connected, did my journey, then when I got home downloaded the CSV file from my phone (Android) and the whole trip was recorded. LOADS of information including lat/long. I could see where I was regenning etc. Yes, it is simply numerical but I may tinker with Excel and see what I can graph some day.

gday
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am

IanL I have Torque Pro too and will see how things compare - I admit it took SO LONG to set up the screens for Torque (the individual cells were nowhere near as easy as using SoulSpy) so I have not been really using it. I am intrigued by all the data so I will try it soon - would like some nicer weather mind!

IanL
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:13 am

gday, yes, the process of scrolling down the large list of parameters to select what you want is a pain, and you have to repeat it for every one - I used an Android tablet (actually an Amazon Fire) - the larger screen is a help.

My big issue is that my BMS seems to have a problem providing sensible values of Max Det and Min Det, needed to calculate SOH. I'll be interested to see what you get.

JejuSoul
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:13 am

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This issue has been discussed before :- May 2018: Setting up Torque to show BMS data.

The SOH readings given by Torque do not work correctly on the 30kWh versions of the Soul EV.
The reading given by SoulEVSpy, 'indeterminate' is currently correct.
I recommend new users to stick to the SoulEVSpy app

We are still waiting for a user with less than 100% SOH usable capacity to post their data.
I will correct the Torque app once we know what the actual codes are.


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The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

ihsouhl
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:08 am

ihsouhl wrote:How does recording of data work ? (paid version)
I only have an item "restore recorded files".
Is there a feature like with LeafSpyPro, where I can set my files' destination? E.g. google drive, Nextcloud, SD card etc?
Thanks for helping me out.

Answering my own question, partially. I figured out the data is residing in "Download" folder on Android phone

Zarf
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Soul EV 2018 and EV Spy

Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:02 am

When I run EV spy on my 2018 Kia Soul EV LUX, it reports under Engine

Battery [LiPB 350 V, 75 Ah] + Motor [3-Phase AC 80 KW]

Does this mean my car 27KW battery?

If I do the Math it should be a 355V 80Ah battery?

I did a lot of research before buying and looked at a lot of 2016/2017 and they all showed the same on the GOM when fully charged 155-165, Which is what this car shows...

I took it to an EV KIA dealer and they didn't have a way of Identifying the battery as a courtesy took it into the shop did a scan and said the battery was fine. will a 99% SOH. Which wasn't my question...Anyway

I contacted KIA Canada and they couldn't tell me.

I know my car was made in 2017 sometime.

I am fully aware that environmental and driving habits can have an effect on the numbers. If the above battery is being what is reported by the computer is it correct or some bug?

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