Jamescam - NO TRADE SECRETS...
This is something very easy to do.
We are adding a voltage detection circuit to each battery so that it will cuttoff at 0.85V. We are relying on the FORWARD BIAS of the semiconductor I selected. The only thing is tha tthis will POLARIZE the discharger. The neat thing is that if you put the batteries backwards, the lights will not go on, thus you know its not discharging...and we are including a (+) and (-) sticker for the discharger.
We went about this the easiest possible way. Installation will be simple. You just cut the resistors as per instructions, solder them to the each PC BOARD (6 included) and solder the wires from the PC BOARD to the battery clamp connector.
A manual with pictures will be included.
If you take a freshly charged pack, it will take around 440 seconds for an IB3800 to discharge to 0.85. Packs that come from the track take anywhere from seconds to 4 minutes.
I will be releasing the kit by January (although we already converted over 30 dischargers).
The selling price will be around $26 and it goes INSIDE the dischargeer.
THE SELLING PRICE WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK.
I jumped the gun and announced it when I saw the thread... However, it has been tested and working for over 2 months.
We have many customers who own the 0-30 and we do not want them to loose their money or ruin the batteries, so I decided to design the upgrade kit to help them and all others too.
Like all our products, this will include a warranty.
If youk know a bit about electronics, and you know how to solder semiconductors you can install it yourself. Otherwise, we can do it for $15 + shipping. Turnaround is 24 hours.
In reality, I might end up charging much less for the kit with installation. I would like to keep it as affordable as possible. I am not doing this to get rich, just as an add on product for our clients. If enough people order it, I will work with them on the price. I just want to help all of you make a better discharger and avoid damaging cells.
By using this conversion kit you convert the 0-30 into a GREAT discharger.
I will post pictures of the conversion kit as soon as the PC BOARDS are finished (delivered to us from our manufacturer) and the installation instructions are written.
The conversion kit will be ready for sale and will ship on Jan 15th +/-.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask.