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Old 09-23-2004, 12:52 PM   #211
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Using a 12-14V power supply the Smart Tray will only consume about 0.1- 0.2A
So, I can use a 12V 10A power supply?
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:06 PM   #212
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Yes, that will be fine.
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:22 PM   #213
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hey steve have you played around with bringing the cut off a little bit lower then .09 say like .05 i have noticed a difference in voltage out put on the track i will discharge the pack normally put right before i charge it i bring each cell down to .05 then charge it from their figured i would let you know if you guys want to test some more stuff .. but see you guy in cleveland
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:29 PM   #214
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Thanks Mark,

I'll do some more testing again and see if anything has changed from before... if I don't talk to you on here before Cleveland, I'll see you there!!
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:55 PM   #215
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Steve, thanks for the gold plated units. Goldmember is most appreciative.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:50 AM   #216
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My packs are soldered up in a reverse style ie. positive in the left bottom instead of the right bottom. I was wondering if I flip them( the complete pack) over for correct orientation, will the battery bar that is now facing down on the the two ends interfere with tray? How else would I be able to use tray if this does not work? Changing all packs is not an option.

Any help before I purchase tray would be great.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:58 AM   #217
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We made the smart tray face plate so that would accomodate you flipping your pack upside down with the positive and negative terminal bars facing "down" towards the tray. If you look closely you'll see that the battery cradles for the end cells are different than the center ones.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:10 AM   #218
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thanks, what about a jumper wire fitting also for saddle packs? Upside down under the cells in the reverse configuration??
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:38 AM   #219
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That's a tough one... it should be able to fit in there ok... if you have a friend with a tray I would recommend seeing if you can get it in easily... if not the clips bend rather easily.. maybe you can work something out?

I'll have to think about that one a little bit more ...
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:54 PM   #220
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Can any one tell me if I understand the following correctly.

When discharging NiMH cells (GP3300) It is recomended to discharge a 6 cell pack down to 5.4v so that you do not take any one cell down to low.

BUT when using the smart tray after you have discharged your pack to 5.4v you should do no harm to your cells by discharging to a lower voltage (eg 0.5v per cell), due to the fact of discharging the cells individually ensures that you should never be able to fully discharge a cell this way, and if you then do not store the cells but charge them an hour or so later.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:43 PM   #221
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Yes youīre right here. But I think even after using the smart tray itīs not necessary charging after one hour. Iīm using a different equalizer board but I havenīt found a problem with equalizing a day before charging.
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just bought the novak tray here in the UK was a bit dissapointed to have to solder croc clips onto the wires and to strip the tray down to adjust the clips for the end + and - terminals, but i guess you have to accomadate all sorts of battery configurations, on the good side the colour matches my pro4 nicely and it does a really good job of equilising.!!
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Just wondering if the novak tray will work with 4 cell packs?
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yes it will...the instructions state it can work on any size pack from 1 to 6 cells
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:00 AM   #225
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A smart tray is definately a MUST HAVE.

Since I've be traying my cells I have not had any false peaking.

Another great product from Novak.

Oh,and don't think I haven't had other trays. This one's just streets ahead.
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