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Old 09-08-2004, 08:07 PM   #196
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Were the packs discharged? This equilizer is not ment to discharge packs.
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:14 PM   #197
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yes the polarity was correct and yes the packs were discharged (I ran the two packs until they dumped)

could it be that this tray was assembled wrong at the factory?

also, if this tray is not really a discharger, why is it marketed as an "Equalizing Discharger"? I feel that title is misleading if this item is not supposed to be used as a discharger
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:53 PM   #198
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The tray will function just fine as a discharger, but it will not discharge at a very high rate...

We have tested the tray using fully charged packs before and there have been no problems discharging fully or half charged packs. I would not recommend discharging multiple fully charged packs one after another just to be safe though.

As far as the Smart tray being manufactured correctly there is always a chance something could be wrong, but every single person who has brought their tray in having a problem with their smart tray "getting their battery hot within 2 seconds" has been putting their battery pack into the tray incorrectly.

I would check again... also, here is something on our website that might help you find your problem:

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/in...ray_update.htm

If, however, you still feel that your tray is in need of inspection, feel free to call customer support tomorrow durring business hours (8-5) ... 949-833-8873
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:40 PM   #199
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well I took the tray to my LHS and had a person there test it out...guess what, his pack started to get hot too!

So I exchanged it for another smart tray. The new smart tray worked fine.
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Old 09-17-2004, 01:59 PM   #200
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Got my tray today, seems pretty sweet, one thing though, in the UK i would prefer the 12V connector to have crocodile connectors or something on to connect them to a 12V supply instead of just bare wires, seems a bit of a cost cut on what retails as a 75 tray.
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Old 09-17-2004, 03:28 PM   #201
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well I took the tray to my LHS and had a person there test it out...guess what, his pack started to get hot too!

So I exchanged it for another smart tray. The new smart tray worked fine.
I'm glad you got it all straightened out. Novak always stand behind their product.

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Old 09-17-2004, 03:34 PM   #202
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The only problem I had with mine was the AC tranformer plug was incorrectly wired backwards. and the unit would not work. I wasn't about to drive 1.5hr to the LHS to exchange it... it was easy enough to resolder the wires correctly. Other than than the Tray works flawlessly..
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I was wondering if the Novak system will accept an assembled six pack (with 7 bars) that have wired onto the + and - ends for a deans plug. It will still fit into the tray, correct?

How many amps does the tray require out of a power supply?

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Old 09-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #204
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You should be fine with your side by side pack with deans plugs connected to the end battery bars.

Using a 12-14V power supply the Smart Tray will only consume about 0.1- 0.2A
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Steve,

Would I be able to power the discharge/equalizing tray from the N-power supply running my Millenium charger?

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im just wandering if corraly plugged xray style batterys will fit in the smart tray
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Scott, Yes. I do that all the time.

PPM- Yes, the tabs will bend back easily.

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Old 09-23-2004, 09:44 AM   #208
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im just wandering if corraly plugged xray style batterys will fit in the smart tray
I have plugs on mine and you should have no problems using the tray. The + / - tabs are adjustable and bendable.
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With mine (using Corally tubes) I took the sides off the unit and moved the + and - tabs down )there's a slot for it!
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Yes, that is correct, there are even provisions built right into the Smart Tray to allow for the "Tube" type conectors to be used. It's not super easy to move the tabs, but they will bend back and still work just as well.

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