R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
RH Customs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NW Houston, Texas
Posts: 395
Send a message via AIM to RH Customs Send a message via Yahoo to RH Customs
Default Opinons on the Novak Smart Tray.........

I would like to here some opinons on the Novak Smart Tray. Is it really worth the money?

Thanks
RH
RH Customs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
EricO3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 266
Send a message via AIM to EricO3 Send a message via MSN to EricO3
Default

Works good for me, a lot of people seem to like them.
EricO3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
Tech Champion
 
R40Victim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: N.W. FL___L.A.___Lower Alabama
Posts: 7,823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I like mine, great for keeping the cells balanced. I used it all season long. An occasional dead short works wonders, and is a good feature on the tray. I think it's def worth the investment.
R40Victim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 02:31 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
Soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Littleton, CO - USA
Posts: 1,708
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RH Customs
I would like to here some opinons on the Novak Smart Tray. Is it really worth the money?

Thanks
RH

It works...use it.
__________________
"You don't get hurt racing little cars..."

-Me
Soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 02:51 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
ford_racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,480
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to ford_racing
Default

Definately worth the money IMO
__________________
ARC R11
Yokomo YRF001
AE B5m
ford_racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 03:34 PM   #6
Tech Apprentice
 
The_Stig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 51
Default

I've had it almost six months and use it all the time. Love it.
The_Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 03:37 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Mr. Shookie's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Wilderness
Posts: 4,711
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Shookie Send a message via MSN to Mr. Shookie
Default

Works great does a good job....

I like the Newer Team Wave for just a little more $$$
Or if you got the $$$$ the New Much More discharger.
-Shookie <><
__________________
All who love the LORD JESUS I praise with you.1 Cor 10:31
Team HOLY Rollers (Team Manager)
The Church is a Hospital for Sinners not a Museum for Saints.
RcTech Feedback <>< RC Tech Subcriber #92
Mr. Shookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #8
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 211
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

How does this (Novak Smart Tray) compare to the Tekin Battery Doctor?
Alfalfameister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 05:15 PM   #9
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: BREA CA
Posts: 96
Default

Tekin discharges down to .5 volts per cell and holds them there. Cells seem to work best when left on overnight.
Novak has a programable cutoff per cell from .1 to .9 but does not hold the voltage at the cutoff. Good for equalizing just prior to charging.
Novak works much faster than the Tekin. Really depends on what type of cells you use.
M LANE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 05:55 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
XrayFK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,463
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M LANE
Tekin discharges down to .5 volts per cell and holds them there. Cells seem to work best when left on overnight.
Novak has a programable cutoff per cell from .1 to .9 but does not hold the voltage at the cutoff. Good for equalizing just prior to charging.
Novak works much faster than the Tekin. Really depends on what type of cells you use.
Wait, so the Novak doesn't hold the cells at the cutoff voltage? I thought it would keep cells that are done at 0.9v until the rest of cells are at 0.9v as well. can someone clear this up please?
XrayFK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 05:56 PM   #11
Registered User
 
losirunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: If it aint broke, fix it till it is....
Posts: 1,593
Send a message via AIM to losirunner Send a message via MSN to losirunner Send a message via Yahoo to losirunner
Default

two words....
A- MAZING
losirunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 06:36 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
XMSRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 1,013
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to XMSRacing Send a message via Yahoo to XMSRacing
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XrayFK
Wait, so the Novak doesn't hold the cells at the cutoff voltage? I thought it would keep cells that are done at 0.9v until the rest of cells are at 0.9v as well. can someone clear this up please?

The Smart Tray does get them down to .9 volts per cell but then once it does, it shuts off. But the cells do rejuvenate, so after a while they are not necessarily at .9 anymore. There are other trays that hold them at the specified voltage, I believe the battery doctor is one of them.

But - having said all that... I still bought a Novak Smart Tray because of all the good things I've heard about it. You can always just retray them or hit the button again after they sit there for a while.
XMSRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 07:08 PM   #13
Tech Champion
 
R40Victim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: N.W. FL___L.A.___Lower Alabama
Posts: 7,823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It's true the cells will grow back a bit of voltage if you let it sit after it's done. But if you hit the button again, they rarely last more than a few seconds, meaning they're empty. Just hit it once again to be sure right before the next charge.
R40Victim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 09:08 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
c-lyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,726
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Don't forget you can take the Novak down to as low as .1.
c-lyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 02:01 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by c-lyon
Don't forget you can take the Novak down to as low as .1.
Yes you are wright, but with the newer cell like the IB you don't need to take the pack to .1 anymore, because they have so much Volts there is no need to do so anymore, and the newer cells i think they don't like to go that low, i tried it on some of my cell and they were flat, but still a good EQ.
Ramyuras is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
orion advantage (non lipo) novak smart tray novak millenium Valentin.H R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 11-16-2007 06:37 PM
JR R1, Novak Smart Tray, Novak GTX, Futaba S9451, Hellfire stock motors, plus more yauipop Australia For Sale/Trade 7 08-27-2007 03:56 AM
Integy Zero-Thirty Tray, Novak Smart Tray domo Australia For Sale/Trade 9 07-29-2006 05:34 AM
Novak smart tray and trinity 2.5 tray joerocket900 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 12-12-2005 10:52 PM
Trinity absolute zero tray/ novak smart tray ALL APPROVED R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 10-14-2005 07:54 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:47 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net