langemand
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:41 am

I have created a facebook-page where I will post announcements, support, questions, suggestions, ideas, tips and tricks regarding the Soul EV Spy android app: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7338436807
Please follow or like the page if you want to be notified.
Improving Soul EV Spy app. Errors: Send me the soulspy.log*.txt-files
Kia e-Soul 2019-now
History:
Kia Soul EV 2015-19: http://soul.spjeldager.dk/
Nissan Evalia 2015: http://evalia.spjeldager.dk/
Peugeot 106 EV 2010-15: http://elbil.spjeldager.dk/

langemand
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:30 am

langemand wrote:I have created a facebook-page where I will post announcements, support, questions, suggestions, ideas, tips and tricks regarding the Soul EV Spy android app: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7338436807
Please follow or like the page if you want to be notified.


Now there is also an open forum for users of the app: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulevspyforum
Improving Soul EV Spy app. Errors: Send me the soulspy.log*.txt-files
Kia e-Soul 2019-now
History:
Kia Soul EV 2015-19: http://soul.spjeldager.dk/
Nissan Evalia 2015: http://evalia.spjeldager.dk/
Peugeot 106 EV 2010-15: http://elbil.spjeldager.dk/

DaEV
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:03 am

Hi - I bought a 2018 30Kwh Soul back in November with 14k (miles) on the clock. Been loving the experience (last car Merc ML500!!).
Been a little concerned as over the winter the GOM gas dropped from 120 to 94 miles. During this time the temperature has dropped to around 0'C, I've started doing 2 x 40mile round trips at 60mph per week and have installed a 32amp 7Kwh charger, rather than using the granny plug solution. Obviously things need to settle down and I'll become more familiar with what's happening.
In the meantime I thought I'd have a look a the SOH with a dongle and arrived here.
I ordered the Konnwei dongle on 29 December - delivery quoted mid feb-mid march. It arrived last Friday!!. Tested for resistance, 120Ohm, all good. Tried it out last night using Soul EV Spy Lite and all looks good, barring SOH measurement. Found this thread, read every post, to find that the SOH reading for 30Kwh Souls has been resolved and will now rush over to Google Play Store to purchase a full copy. I will then try it out and no doubt be delighted!! -

Many thanks to the developers of this most exceptional app. - your efforts are very much appreciated :D :D

If only I 'did' Facebook - I left it 24 months ago, having been on it, as near as damn it, since day 1 and up until reading the last couple of posts have had no urge to return..... :lol:

cheers
Dave.

ksoul2084
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 am

DaEV wrote:Hi - I bought a 2018 30Kwh Soul back in November with 14k (miles) on the clock. Been loving the experience (last car Merc ML500!!).
Been a little concerned as over the winter the GOM gas dropped from 120 to 94 miles. During this time the temperature has dropped to around 0'C, I've started doing 2 x 40mile round trips at 60mph per week and have installed a 32amp 7Kwh charger, rather than using the granny plug solution. Obviously things need to settle down and I'll become more familiar with what's happening.
In the meantime I thought I'd have a look a the SOH with a dongle and arrived here.
I ordered the Konnwei dongle on 29 December - delivery quoted mid feb-mid march. It arrived last Friday!!. Tested for resistance, 120Ohm, all good. Tried it out last night using Soul EV Spy Lite and all looks good, barring SOH measurement. Found this thread, read every post, to find that the SOH reading for 30Kwh Souls has been resolved and will now rush over to Google Play Store to purchase a full copy. I will then try it out and no doubt be delighted!! -

Many thanks to the developers of this most exceptional app. - your efforts are very much appreciated :D :D

If only I 'did' Facebook - I left it 24 months ago, having been on it, as near as damn it, since day 1 and up until reading the last couple of posts have had no urge to return..... :lol:

cheers
Dave.


Congrats on your purchase AND on leaving FB!

langemand
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:20 am

DaEV wrote:Many thanks to the developers of this most exceptional app. - your efforts are very much appreciated :D :D

Thank you for letting us know - glad you appreciate it :-)

DaEV wrote:If only I 'did' Facebook - I left it 24 months ago, having been on it, as near as damn it, since day 1 and up until reading the last couple of posts have had no urge to return..... :lol:

I understand, I have previously been considering dropping FB too.

I (the current maintainer of the app) am also following this forum topic, and if all else fails I can be reached at soulspy@evranger.com, so the facebook page is just an add-on.

I hope you find the app useful.

Best regards,
Henrik
Improving Soul EV Spy app. Errors: Send me the soulspy.log*.txt-files
Kia e-Soul 2019-now
History:
Kia Soul EV 2015-19: http://soul.spjeldager.dk/
Nissan Evalia 2015: http://evalia.spjeldager.dk/
Peugeot 106 EV 2010-15: http://elbil.spjeldager.dk/

DaEV
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:44 am

Hi Henrik,

Ok, I've got the paid for app working well with the correct recommended dongle and have recorded several trips out, the recordings of which are in my phones download directory as promised.

I have a couple of questions, hope you don't mind. I have scanned through this thread, so it's just getting a couple of things straight.

I understand the simple things like tyre pressures and temperatures but then there's the next level information, such as the battery cell map. What are the figures and do they give any indication of a healthy battery otherwise - what should be expected. I have a 30Kwh Soul and have 100 cells, all of which seem to be balancing out during the trip. What does the amps line across the bottom of the screen represent?

Is there a document anywhere, produced for this app or otherwise, that explains the relevance of all of the information that the app uses?

Finally, the dreaded SOH. I'm getting the "unknown deterioration / BMS has no SOH value yet" - I understand that a certain amount of charge cycle is required to prompt this and supply the BMS with a SOH value. I charged from 7% to 100% last week prior to using the app. Does it need to be a full 0-100% charge to get it going, or just a sizeable charge (60%+ for example). Does the app need to be running during the charging process? Does the app need to be monitoring the whole time during the charge/discharge cycle ?

Well, that's it for now - sorry to bother you with this, especially if it's all available on Facebook.

cheers,

Dave.

ksoul2084
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 am

I'll let others more knowledgeable than I answer the technical details around calculating the SOH, but the fact that all the cells balance out during driving is a good sign I think.

When my battery was failing there was a set of cells that were always quite far out of range vs the rest of the pack, these were the failing cells.

DaEV
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:57 am

Thanks - everything crossed :D

DaEV
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:24 am

Dongle & Soul Spy say SOH = 100%, so happy bunny. Seems to have taken a couple of hefty charge cycles to get the BMS to cough up the figures but got there in the end. I didn't run it to 0% but 1 x 5% at 1 x 7%, seems to have been enough.
So, big thanks to Soul Spy for their brilliant app. One of my main areas of concern regarding the state of the car has been addressed - cheers m'dears :D

mgilpatric
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Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:19 pm

Hello. I have a 2016 SoulEV about 45k mikes. In October 2020, soul Spy was showing about 60% SOH consistently and my range was around 50 miles on warm days so that seemed about right. I brought it in and asked for a SOH report and likely warranty replacement. After I left, the shop said the updated the BMS firmware because that is standard procedure before testing the battery. Of course the battery data was reset and the GOM said I had 110 mile range. I left telling them I would be back soon.

Since then I have intentionally gone through many charging cycles from 100% down to less than 20% to try to reset the battery data. But the GOM still says about 72 miles when charged even though the actual range is consistently around 40 miles in cold weather. The Soul Spy SOH shows 110% still so it is not getting data to reset. My question is: does the new BMS firmware block the reset of parameters the GOM uses to calculate range and Soul Spy uses to determine SOH? If I bring it back to the dealer, I bet they will do a test and say the battery is 110%.

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