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Old 08-22-2004, 10:07 AM   #16
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Can you discharge 4 cells on the tray?
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:34 AM   #17
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Yes you can discharge 4 cells - use them all the way to the right on the tray.

I have my bars and wires on the packs and just have to load it right and it works just fine. Like that I do not have to stand over it watching it.

I love the disclaimer about the dead shorting from novak - a good way to cover their but.

I like the tray much better than my trinity I have. Do not use the dead short due to running stock 1/12 scale but a friend has used it and says that he can tell a difference in the packs and punch.

I got mine for $75 form local hobby shop.

For the technology deeper than just what it does is quite remarkable and for the price a good value.



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Old 08-22-2004, 06:11 PM   #18
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I got mine on Friday and used it during a race. It's very cool and very easy to use. Yeah, maybe Rayspeed is a bit cheaper, but you have to mess with the thumb screws. Forget that!!! Well worth the money on the Smart Tray.

I have an XRAY and no problem at all.

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Old 10-28-2004, 01:29 PM   #19
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anyone got a link to how to dead short them on this unit?
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:33 PM   #20
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Hold the button on the tray in whule you plug it in,and it will go to dead short.
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hold down the selector button when plugging it in, then it should come up DS i think... or it will be an option when you cycle through the cut-off's atleast... i know you have to hold down the button while plugging it in though
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What do you guys think. Is it worth the money? ($95-105). What are the positive effects of discharging and equalizing each cell individually. Will the pack have more runt time, will this increase life expectancy, does this decrease internal resistance.

Batteries are a big investment. I counted my 3300 packs I bought in the last 5 months (12 @ 65 avg cost = $780.) My wife would blow her freakin top if she knew how much these C cells cost. I willing to make the investment to preserve and care for this investment - if it's worth it.
Using discharge trays that do individual cutoff and conditioning are a must if you want your batteries to perform consistently. Yokomos rayspeed and integy eagle racing also make great individual cutoff discharge trays that work excellent. Consider also an integy 30amp discharger (reactor) that helps out with cycling packs.
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:34 PM   #23
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Thanks guys
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:10 PM   #24
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What do you guys discharge down to before ds the packs?
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #25
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anyone????
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Integy has an "indi zero-thirty" discharge tray. Is this comparable to the rayspeed and novak smart tray. It looks like it discharges each cell at 30A ... any comments. Has anyone tried one yet?
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #27
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I got one and i think they are really good, my cells are much better and more consitant, its definatly worth the investment

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Old 10-28-2004, 02:43 PM   #28
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nvm, the damn instructions are on the bottom of the box......
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ya, lol But i think the tray is self explanatory.. But if you wanted to change the cutoff i guess you would need to read manual. lol.

I think my Novak Smart Tray was a good investment as well.
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well, I am running year old packs and I am trying to get some life into them so I figured I would ds them.....
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