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Old 08-28-2003, 01:04 PM   #4501
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Neil, from what I was told, those retarted diodes need to be as close to the motor as possible...if we put the diodes/modules, whatever closer to the speedo and elimiated soldering every motor in a collection with diodes, would there by any adverse effects?
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Novak told me that as long as the Schottky is within two inches of the motor there should be no problems. I've had none since doing this.
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Old 08-28-2003, 01:24 PM   #4503
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Thats exactly what i did.
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The New Novak Schottky Chip??? needs to be 2 within 2 inches of the motor...or the little single ones?
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Old 08-28-2003, 01:56 PM   #4505
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I have one 9 amp diode 3/4" away from the motor, but I found I was having glitching on only one particular track so I installed another 9 amp diode on the motor. The problem went away. They offer the 25 amp version so I could eliminate all the 9 amp diodes I have and have a stronger version that's easier to solder. These diodes are not the remindy for electrical interference, but can help.

This is what was told from me today via Novak techs email.

"The ESC was having problems with damage even with the smaller diodes installed, with the new diodes that damage is prevented."

So they are sending me the 25 amp diode as they have found the 9 amp still does not protect enough. This is for a Novak GT7 ESC.
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I was referring to the original(?) Schottky diode. This was 2 or 3 years ago.
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Old 08-28-2003, 04:47 PM   #4507
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Well, I'm not sure of what type of diode it is called, but I received a diode with several wired soldered on from Novak at the Reedy Race. The wires are suppose to connect to the speedo, and the motor. I thought this cool contraption would be on the market by now, but I'm not entirely sure it is. I hope we are all talking about the same thing, and not a simple diode.
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Well, I'm not sure of what type of diode it is called, but I received a diode with several wired soldered on from Novak at the Reedy Race. The wires are suppose to connect to the speedo, and the motor. I thought this cool contraption would be on the market by now, but I'm not entirely sure it is. I hope we are all talking about the same thing, and not a simple diode.
You mean this? it's available from tower.. solders directly to the ESC...
the other version solders directly to the motor or tapped onto the motor wires.




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That's it, I have the one on top! Thanks zombie.
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I think novak is sending me the 2nd pictured one (25 amp diode) not the whole wire harness...but now i'm not sure
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Default NOVAK DIODES....

If you want to use the diode without any additional wires..see
the mod I did...
hope the pics are self explanitory...

http://groups.msn.com/RCZOMBIES/novakdiodemod.msnw
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From what I gather from the Novak guys, the harness was made due to numerous meltdowns of the GT7. I got a harness to put on my quantum so that it doesn't melt.
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Pretty neat mod, that way you do not need to solder directly to the motor. In the xray, I couldn't mount the cap to it. It would just be too far away. The circuit board is etched with +/- when you take the shrink wrap off so you know absolutely know where to solder the motor leads?
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Pretty neat mod, that way you do not need to solder directly to the motor. In the xray, I couldn't mount the cap to it. It would just be too far away. The circuit board is etched with +/- when you take the shrink wrap off so you know absolutely know where to solder the motor leads?
yea on the Ray the Cap is too far away... you can always tie it on the motor wires instead of double stick tape.

and yes.. the +/- is etched on bothsides.
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I mounted mine via Double Sided Tape to the top deck of the X-Ray...right where the arms split off to go to the bulkhead.
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