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Old 06-14-2005, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default Novak Flatline Dead Short 6-Cell Discharger

Novak Flatline Dead Short 6-Cell Discharger.

What does this thing do?
What is it used for ?
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It brings cells down to zero and holds them there untill they are removed from the tray
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Old 06-14-2005, 05:43 AM   #3
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so how much of an advantage is dead shorting batteries?? I know it kills the life of the battery, but is it worth it?? and how many people out there really do it??
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so how much of an advantage is dead shorting batteries?? I know it kills the life of the battery, but is it worth it?? and how many people out there really do it??
Every team driver I know that runs stock dead shorts their batteries.

If you're on a budget, don't do it. If you have an old 3300 pack that's not quite making the grade any more, try it on that one. Dead shorting will bring it back for a bit before it becomes unusable.
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What would the usable life of a set of 3700 cells be if you dead-short them.

Would you do this after every run?? Or is this done before you put them away to store for next race meeting??
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so how much of an advantage is dead shorting batteries?? I know it kills the life of the battery, but is it worth it?? and how many people out there really do it??
As a racer who always Dead shorts my batteries-I know it doesnt kill them at all. I ran DS packs for a yearor more. By the end of the year-they still ripped up front-but over the course of time-they finally lost enough runtime I couldnt race them-but they still made great practice packs.

Look at it this way-when you take a brand new pack-it loses runtime with every cycle. When you Deadshort a brand new pack-it loses 20 to 30 seconds right off the bat, but it stabilizes and doesnt lose much runtime after that for a very longtime. hereas the non-deadshorted pack continues to lsoe capacity quicker than the DS one. After a month or two-the non dead shorted pack had less runtime than the Dead shorted one and less voltage too.

So-the dead shorted pack has more voltage and more capacity than a non deadshorted pack after one or two months of constant use. Seems like a no brainer to me for stock or 19t racing!!

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Hi guys,
What about dead-short NiCd packs ??
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It brings cells down to zero and holds them there untill they are removed from the tray
i would think that this thing does more then just brings the cells to zero and holds them there. I was always told that holding a cell at zero is a lot different then a dead short.
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Yang-I have heard that in the past as well. Its better to leave your cells in the tray than with a deadshort bar if given a choice. But can you imagine having to buy 10 or 12 of these things and carry all your packs stored in these. Well-Charlie and Bob and crew would like that-eh? Maybe they will offer bulk discounts on dozen lots.
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hey ray,

if they sell them by the case, maybe you and i can split one

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if they sell them by the case, maybe you and i can split one

No doubt. Now they need to develop a carrying case or a clip system to stack them up.
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They already thought of that they have clips to stack em ...
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No doubt. Now they need to develop a carrying case or a clip system to stack them up.
Get a hold of Wannabee and have him make you some foam inserts for a piece of Samsonite soft sided luggage Ray. You'd be the pimpinest guy at the Gate.
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Get a hold of Wannabee and have him make you some foam inserts for a piece of Samsonite soft sided luggage Ray. You'd be the pimpinest guy at the Gate.

Good idea!! But first hes gotta finish all my Tamiya bumpers
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Good idea!! But first hes gotta finish all my Tamiya bumpers
Ewwwwwww! Tamiya...... They make REALLY nice plastic models don't they? j/k
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