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Old 07-29-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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Red face A few questions about KO Propo Shotkie Diode and Novak...

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I am running a 8 turn mod in my car and i thought about getting these items to enhance its performance.

I was looking into getting a KO Propo Shotkie Diode its like 8 diodes all in one unit. Now can i use this on my GTX speedcontrol?The reason i am asking such a dumb question is that on the instructions its states only to use on KO Propo speedcontrols! I think it should be fine to use.

Also looking into getting a Novak 8200 uF power cap. What will this do that the original power cap cant do? I know it stores power but do you think its too much holding power for the GTX?


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the power cap may help slightly.. if your racing.. it stores small burst of power..

the shottkey diode does not change performance.. the diode is a saftey device.. it is a filter... your motor sends back harmfull frequencies, to the speedo. most common while breaking.. the shottky prevents them from getting back to the speed control.. I know on my KO speed controls, if you did not run a shottkey the brakes would not work...

this is what i was told by a novak tech..
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I only run a diode on the motor if 1) it's required, 2) I'm using a lot of brake. With my GTX I rarely run one an like I said, only when I have to use consistent brakes. Novak makes a diode that I believe is like 12 diodes all in one.

You probably wouldn't notice much of a difference with the larger cap, but it would give you a little more rip out of corners. With my GT7's I would always run 2 4700 caps.
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