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Old 06-14-2004, 12:28 AM   #91
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I just got mine last week...I opened it up to see what makes it tick.... 5watt resistors...hmmmm... with that it discharges at 2.5amps.... if replace those with 10watt resistors.... it should discharge at 5amp rate like the Rayspeed discharger/conditioner...

Will changing the resister harm the circuit boards or any other part of the Novak tray?
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #92
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Why dont you find out for us.

Why would you need to do that? Discharge the pack down to 5.4 before you stick it on the tray to be equalized. thats what the tray is for.Not for quick discharging.
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You need to change the resistance value (decrease) to get the higher disacharge rate:

I (current) = V (voltage) / R (resistance)

Then to correctly size the resistor for power disapation:

P (watts) = V * I

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Old 06-14-2004, 09:44 AM   #94
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Jimmy is right about checking the power of the discharge resistors. However, I doubt the other components of the discharge tray with work with a lower ohm resistor. Meaning the other parts could fry trying to handle the increased current.

You need to check all components in the discharge loop and verify they can handle more current before swapping out the resistors.

If you really want a higher current draw buy the Rayspeed.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:30 AM   #95
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Jimmy is right about checking the power of the discharge resistors. However, I doubt the other components of the discharge tray with work with a lower ohm resistor. Meaning the other parts could fry trying to handle the increased current.

You need to check all components in the discharge loop and verify they can handle more current before swapping out the resistors.

If you really want a higher current draw buy the Rayspeed.
I'm going to leave it as is... I was just curious. don't like the look of the Rayspeed.... eventhough slightly larger the Novak is nicer looking and easier to use...no battery hold down screws....

Plus Tres is working on a custom faceplate for it soon...
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Old 06-14-2004, 12:23 PM   #96
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Not having battery hold down screws for percise contact insted of snapping your pack into place (my friend put his pack on the trey and it sounded like a blackcat fire cracker went off....not seriously ,but I just like the other better) having to have your packs arranged with the positive on the upper left hand corner also sucks....they could have easily made it to accommodate many more types.....and for the price they should have
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Old 06-14-2004, 02:05 PM   #97
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I love mine so far... I think the snap in type contact is a great idea, I always hated those screws on the other brands.
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Old 06-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #98
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I prefer the thumb screw type, those snap type looks cheap & they will eventually not have the right amount of pressure(metal fatigue), whereas the screw type, you tighten as you need it. I think Novak just want to save a few cents here & there. But as a whole, it is a nice product (toy!) to have in your pit table. Digital readout always get the BLING factor to a higher level. Of course we racers LOVE it....the more BLING BLING the better (GFX, Keyence, etc...)!!!!!!!
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Old 06-14-2004, 03:00 PM   #99
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Actually, we used the clips so you wouldn't have to mess with the screws... which can be a major pain if you have to do pack after pack. Also, those screws have a tendancy of backing out and getting lost.... a problem that is cured by having the clips.

It had nothing to do with the cost difference.

And as for the clips fatiguing... I've had the same clips on my tray since the prototype phase of this project... if they aren't making good contact you just give them a little tweak and they're like new again...
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:13 PM   #100
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My batteries are built backwards for the tray but I can still put it in, upside down and not have any problems with it making contact.
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:18 PM   #101
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I've had one thats more than 5 years old discharger tray resistor type with snap contact just like the ones in smart tray. The chrome plating wears off where the battery slide in & out from. Due to the corrosive nature of the battery,it didn't take long, it broke off. Now, Iam hoping for the price of this tray, that they use a better material on the contact point after they made the decision to use it. That is why Iam a bit leary. Iv'e been in this hobby for quite sometime. Iam talking from experience.
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I've had one thats more than 5 years old discharger tray resistor type with snap contact just like the ones in smart tray. The chrome plating wears off where the battery slide in & out from. Due to the corrosive nature of the battery,it didn't take long, it broke off. Now, Iam hoping for the price of this tray, that they use a better material on the contact point after they made the decision to use it. That is why Iam a bit leary. Iv'e been in this hobby for quite sometime. Iam talking from experience.
for those that don't like the snap in contacts... you can buy the screw type. They can be found on the Integy website...

http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...14104198632.74
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:35 PM   #103
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I prefer the snap in type. I've had an old one for many years that are snap in and still no problems with them. So these should last many years as well. Just depends on how well you take care of your snitz. It's all personnal preference.

Zombies... post up the face plate once ya get it!
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I prefer the snap in type. I've had an old one for many years that are snap in and still no problems with them. So these should last many years as well. Just depends on how well you take care of your snitz. It's all personnal preference.

Zombies... post up the face plate once ya get it!
Haven't ordered one yet... Tres will post as soon as his Novak tray arrives.. but in the meantime... If you take all the screws off... you can slide the whole tray out and put a picture between the tray and clear face plate.
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Hmmmmmmmm
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