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Old 02-03-2004, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Schottky "rack"

The latest issue of the british "racer" magazine shows a picture of Neil Cragg´s car (can´t remeber exactly, but I think it was his one ).You can see that he installed, what looks like a "rack of schottkys(??)".

Does anyone what this is for?

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Old 02-03-2004, 07:28 AM   #2
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This would help reduce any "noise" or anything could could cause interference. It also helps smooth out the ESC (assuming your ESC doesn't have reverse...you cannot run schotty diodes on an ESC with reverse).
I installed the Novak wiring harness on my LRP Q2. It is supposed to equal something like 50 schotty diodes. It is a great modification and would recommend it to anyone. Plus now I don't have to solder the diodes on my motors anymore.
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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where can i see some pics of this novak wiring harness
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Here is a link with a picture.http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEWT5&P=7
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Here is a link with a picture.http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEWT5&P=7
that's pretty sweet, i'm using the new schotty module (the thing thats heat shrinked in the pic). but with that, my regular wiring, and a remote cap, my car looks like a wire monster
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If that looks like too much wiring, try this from Novak. It's supposed to be the same thing but instead or re-wiring your ESC with the harness, you can solder this directly to the ESC terminals or to the motor.
www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEWT6&P=7
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If that looks like too much wiring, try this from Novak. It's supposed to be the same thing but instead or re-wiring your ESC with the harness, you can solder this directly to the ESC terminals or to the motor.
www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEWT6&P=7
that's what i run currently, they just intergrated that with the other wiring to make the harness.
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I run the inline harness as well that I got from novak. It's on my GT7. The large one that you solder to your motor is a 25 amp version, more than 3 times the barrel type. I put that on my motor with a GM V8 that I use for my 1/12th scale car.

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one guy i race with is running basically a circuit board that is equivilent to 50 diodes. I also see a big black tube that the motor wires go through. I think it startss with a "f". What other types of diodes are out there for a novak esc(cyclone style). I don't like soldering on that stupid S diode.
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Hey pro, That little tube thing is supposed to filter out noise to stop glitching. Im told its better to just twist your motor wires around each other a few times if you think there is a problem. The new style Novak diode is the best think right now on the market. Just like everything else Novak sells. I wish they were as good at updating thier website as they are with building electronics.
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To answer your question it is called a Ferrite core magnet and it is used to reduce radio interference.
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Ferrite core nagnets.......wait a second, thats the magnets used in the motors.
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craggy's car was like that as it was an early gt7 and glitched like hell....the extra schottkie cured this...
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... I installed the Novak wiring harness on my LRP Q2. It is supposed to equal something like 50 schotty diodes. It is a great modification and would recommend it to anyone. Plus now I don't have to solder the diodes on my motors anymore.
hi there is the novak harness safe for any esc? i have an LRP Q1 and i was wondering if i can install the harness there. did you notice any performance improvements? also, where did you solder the harness - did you splice the wires or directly on the solder posts? right now, im running one diode across the motor and its really a pain to be desoldering it everytime i change motors. thanks for any info
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Hello,
I have been using the Novak harness on my LRP Q2 since the Q2 came out. I love and would not consider running any ESC without it! It is safe for any ESC as long as the ESC does not have reverse!
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