Thanks IanL, we have an appointment Tuesday Oct 11th at Kia to confirm the battery SOH. Would you have a PN or URL for the dongle adapter? Also do you mean there are third party manufacturers that make a 110V charger that will fit the Kia Soul ? Now that you brought it to my attention I just check the cord on my charger while its charging and it is hot. Is that normal ?IanL wrote: ↑Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:49 am I think you have two separate issues:
1. The drop in battery capacity implies that one or more cells are defective, and the battery has lost about 20%. Now if the SOH was 100% it will now be about 80%, so above the level (70%) where KIA will replace it free under the warranty. However, if it was already at 80%, it would now be about 64%. You can get yourself a suitable dongle for an Android device (phone or tablet), install SoulEV Spy and get a reading, or you can take it to a KIA Dealer, flourish a copy of PS548 and ask them to read a value for SOH BEFORE making any updates to the software. The only reading which counts for a warranty replacement is the one done by the dealer, but Spy will tell you whether it's worth going.
2. The glitch when charging could be your EVSE (wall charger), the actual 110V mains supply, or something in the car's system. You could try charging at another Type 2 charger (not Chademo) to see if it happens there.
Thanks notfred, two questions, (1) is there a better solution for 110V charging? (2) is there log file or report that I can access from the cars menu ?notfred wrote: ↑Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:15 am I think you need to double check your wall socket, and the wiring and fuses / circuit breakers leading to it, you could be getting close to causing a fire.
The car monitors the charging voltage and if it sees it drop (from too much resistance from poor connections) then it will stop charging for safety. Drawing high current through a resistance causes heat which leads to electrical fires. There is nothing in a residential building quite like charging an EV for pulling a high current for a long time. Sockets in a garage or outside are not in a great place in terms of having nice firm shiny clean contacts. Any dirt or corrosion on the contacts is just going to add resistance.
BTW as this is a 2017 I moved this topic to the Gen 1 forum.
A suitable dongle is the Konnwei KW902. Available on EBay. Connects to your Android device via Bluetooth.JT76052 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 09, 2022 2:28 pm
Would you have a PN or URL for the dongle adapter? Also do you mean there are third party manufacturers that make a 110V charger that will fit the Kia Soul ? Now that you brought it to my attention I just check the cord on my charger while its charging and it is hot. Is that normal ? [/b]