Battery In The Boot

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Avtur79
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Battery In The Boot

Post by Avtur79 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:10 pm

Does anyone know what the battery in the boot is powering ? Many thanks :-)

AlanHo
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Re: Battery In The Boot

Post by AlanHo » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:36 pm

Everything except for the hybrid motor. I understand from one of the magazine road tests that the Niro retains a 12v starter motor.

There is a possibility that there isn't a conventional alternator - the 12v battery may be charged from the Hybrid 240V battery via a regulator.

I am curious myself but cannot find any official details on the web.
Currently March 2017 KIA Niro 2 Plus ADAP in Whte

M. Irvine.
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Re: Battery In The Boot

Post by M. Irvine. » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:20 pm

I believe it is it is charged from a regulated supply from the 240 Volt system. There is no separate 12V alternator.
It is needed to switch on and operate the 12v systems on the car.
The technology was obviously beyond many writers working for car magazines, and one report claimed there was no 12v battery fitted!

AlanHo
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Re: Battery In The Boot

Post by AlanHo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:06 pm

There is a combined starter/generator which is connected by a drive belt to the engine. The belt has a service life of 40 to 80,000 miles depending on the territory. I have read that in the Middle East it is 20,000 miles due to the sandy environment.

For the USA market there is not a 12 volt standard battery in the boot - but a small Lithium ion battery alongside the Hybrid battery. This battery is charged from the hybrid one.
Currently March 2017 KIA Niro 2 Plus ADAP in Whte

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