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Old 03-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Dischargers: Duratrax vs Integy

Being the same, at least as deep as you can see, the Duratrax discharger is the same as Integy 0-30, but the first is rated at 20A.
Are they really the same, or the Duratrax has less resistors?
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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The Integy also got two fans, while the Duratrax only got one.

By the way, the Duratrax is a rebadge Apex, which you can find here: www.apexhk.com - maybe Apex have additional info.
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The Duratrax is also a little cheaper on average....

Either way, this new style of discharger rocks!

After using these, the screw type is out the door....
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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Yes, you're right Cole.
After a better look the Duratrax has only two connectors.
What puzzles me is that the two has the same number of resistors, but I can't see their references.
Maybe they are really different.
Nevertheless I use the Integy and I more then happy with it.
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Isn't it terrible how they copied one another??? I wonder if APEX sold them the rights to it...
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I'm sure that both are Rebadged Apex product....

the Integy has 3 resistors per cell location..the Duratrax has 2...the Integy has 2 fans to a single fan on the Duratrax...

When I priced them out...at street prices they were within a ocuple dollars of each other....so I went Integy...and I love it...if I had to doit over again.no hesitation...I'd grab the Integy
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A lot of Apex stuff is rebadged... into Orion, Robbe, Duratrax, Integy.... maybe more.
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When I priced them out...at street prices they were within a ocuple dollars of each other....so I went Integy...and I love it...if I had to doit over again.no hesitation...I'd grab the Integy
Which prices have you found? RCMart.com have the Apex version for 36$
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I haven't found an importer for Apex in Canada....somy choices where restricted between Duratrax and Integy
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MAGMA INT in Toronoto imports apex or used to at least. Years ago we all ran the apex sigma and sigma plus chargers. Great little chargers for the price at the time, even tried the ESCs although did not impress



All the Duratrax and integy stuff is coming form the same source im sure


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Just got my integy tray today, have not had a chance to use it but it is a very nice looking unit and looks to be well constructed.
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I know some of the locals came home with the Apex discharge trays a year or two ago from the Takeoff race, but they were unable to order more of them for some reason....
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duratrax does not have a shut off feature. Integy does. You can over discharge on the duratrax
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Put a saddle pack on my 030 tray. This is so user friendly. I just got rid of my novak tray. Comparing the two for ease of use. What a pain to put saddle packs in the novak and polarity is an issue, not so with the 030. The packs went right in as the spring contacts do a very good job of making contact, no fighting with screws or solid plates bent to act like springs.
So far I am very pleased with this tray.
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I believe they are both 0V trays....that is why it is being recommended by SMC and others to use a regular discharger to bring cells down to 0.9V/cell for storage and only putting them onthe tray to equalize them for a few minutes just prior to charging...
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