Heh... 2.25 kW, I wish! In North America our included charge cables (EVSE units) are only 120 volts/12 amps, so the theoretical maximum is 1.44 kW, and you'll never quite get that due to losses.
That makes sense. But that's not much of a problem if the minimum level is, for example, 0.1 kW. And it's a huge problem if it's 1.0 kW. Seems like no one knows for sure, so it's time to experiment and see what I can figure out (if anything). Or give up and get a portable lithium ion power station to feed the solar into, which isn't my first choice due to weight, cost, and theft. I can lock the J1772 connector into the charge port, but that's mostly helpful if it's all one wired-together unit. The more modular the solution is, the worse it is for all three (weight/cost/theft) considerations.notfred wrote: ↑Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:01 pm I think it is going to suffer the same fate as the Leaf because there's a certain amount of power that the Soul needs to power up all the electronics while charging. From what others have reported this is a fixed value, the same regardless of Level 1 or Level 2 - which is why it is more efficient to charge on Level 2.
Thanks for the reply. The actual rate of charging isn't important, as this could be a daily thing, for 8.5 hours a day activity, for a car that doesn't get driven very far.jerry22 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:20 am The Basics Of Staying Charged
The lithium-ion battery in the Soul EV is 27 kWh and would charge at a rate of about 1-2 kWh from the standard CHAGER per hour. This meant that 50% – 100% charge would be around 12 – 14 hours and a full charge from around 20% – 100% could take closer to 18 hours.
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My testing so far indicates that it can, but you'd need an appropriate inverter, and it might only work if you can deliver current that meets or exceeds 500w.povrazor wrote: ↑Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:00 am I've been pondering this too. I've had some luck with unusual solar setups, such as a panel sandwiched in-between the payne's of my apartment window. Mounting a panel that charges a power station is no big deal (or one that charges the 12V battery), but the high voltage battery I'm not sure. I would love if the Soul could soak up 1 KW from some roof mounted panels, especially since I came charge mine at home otherwise.