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Old 11-30-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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I have lost the manual that goes with my Novak Smart Tray and now I want to start dead shorting but don't know how with the tray. If someone can please confirm that this is correct I would be greatfull.

Do I take down to .1 per cell then put the tray in dead short mode and DS the pack.

Would i be correct that on race day in between charges I take down to .9 then recharge the pack and then after the day is done I DS.

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Dustin, Unplug the power from the unit and then hold the black button while pluggng back in the power. Now the unit is in DS mode.

Just FYI-the unit doesnt truly deadshort a pack for you. It discharges it to zero then shuts off, then as voltage recovers-it discharges it again till zero and then turns off. So on off on off.

To truly deadshort you should use a the Novak Deadshort trays or an INtegy product made to do this.

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Thanks for help Ray.

So will a DS wire across the battery do the same as the trays.

If it does can I put the wire across the pack after a discharge on the tray to .1 per cell

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Thanks for help Ray.

So will a DS wire across the battery do the same as the trays.

If it does can I put the wire across the pack after a discharge on the tray to .1 per cell

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I cannot recommend that. 0 volts then put a piece of solder across the battery. If theres voltage in cell-the solder will melt and no harm done.
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Deadshort trays are much better than a piece of wire across the
battery,because trays prevent the cells from being damaged,
as far as I am concerned.Otherwise,they both do the same job...

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deadshorting cells either way has its ways of damaging cells....so why not go the cheaper route?
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