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Old 04-06-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Novak Smart Tray Digital Equalizing Discharger

Does anyone know if this is available for purchase? Novak website mention February 2004 as release date. Please post any info. Thanx
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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waaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive for a equalizer tray i find
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:44 PM   #3
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$80+ !? Wow!

Just get a Rayspeed.
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:12 AM   #4
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This is why I'm glad Tekin is back, Novaks crazy thinking a digital tray costing 3X a normal try is the next hot item to have. They have been on top in the US for too long with too little competition.
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:31 AM   #5
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And Integy just lowered their prices, so you might find good alternatives at www.integy.com
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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I know i was impressed by the new novak tray. There are alot of things you can do with this that other trays will not do. I know for one it will help your batt's stay fresh longer. So 80 bucks is minimal for how long you will have this product.. Just think no more babysitting your tray worried about the cells dropping below a certain point etc.. Plus it is fully adjustable. .. Give it a try before you knock it :0



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Actually, 80 bucks isn't too bad. I just paid around 50 for my Rayspeed. I like the adjustable cut-off, it will allow me to experiment....

I wouldn't touch the integy or Trinity discharger/equalizers, they have a nasty tendency to damage cells if unwatched. And unlike Integy/Trinity, the Novak one is supposedly controlled digitally....

I just wonder why is hasn't been released yet....
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Sure, I'll give it a try. How can I get one in my hands for a race weekend before buying it?
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I have one on order. Will report back as soon as it comes in.
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I have one on order. Will report back as soon as it comes in.
Awsome........looking forward to that "first-hand" report. Thanx
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looks like with the novak tray, you can adjust the ends to accomodate packs with corally style lugs... i know my trinity real time 2 cannot accomodate the lugs. looks nice though.
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #12
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The primary reason it is so much more expensive is because it works correctly. It will take much better care of a battery pack. To acheive this it is powered by 12 volts and monitors the cell voltage. When each cell reaches the correct voltage, the tray actually stops discharging that cell. Other trays are just bulbs, resistors and Diodes, there is no voltage measured, and they usually discharge the cells too far.

The delay has been with packaging and the final plastics. We are looking at least a couple more weeks before they are out.

I think the rayspeed tray is the next best thing, but there seems to some relibility issues if fully or half charged packs are put in, the Novak tray can take a fully charged pack down if you want, just takes a while.

You guys can always email Novak Directly for these questions. Our website is behind as our web person is busy with some new adds and preparations for the upcoming RCX Hobby Show.

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Actually, 80 bucks isn't too bad. I just paid around 50 for my Rayspeed. I like the adjustable cut-off, it will allow me to experiment....

I wouldn't touch the integy or Trinity discharger/equalizers, they have a nasty tendency to damage cells if unwatched. And unlike Integy/Trinity, the Novak one is supposedly controlled digitally....

I just wonder why is hasn't been released yet....

Alright, well sorry bud, but uh, there are 4 of us down here who all use integy dischargers and they work prefectly fine, I have put the batteries on there, packed my stuff, then come back to them (not watching them), and my packs run as good as new.
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What is this about Tekin being back????
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:17 PM   #15
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Is one of these really needed? Im new to the high end electric scene and wondering what charger...i gotta mrc superbrain 969 that i charged my starter box batt and reciever batt with...is this ok for a 6 cell 3300? This equilizer...what does it do exactly? Discharge all the batts to a same thing of .9? thanks in advance!
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