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Old 01-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Whats a good discharger to use?

I have a APS charger and most of you know it doesnt have a discharge feature. What can I use for discharging batteries? Will a Novak Smart Tray help?

If I have the MuchMore ZeroV trays, can I just use that?

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Old 01-09-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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You will want 2 items. A high rate discharger with a cutoff and then a low current equalizing tray for equalizing. I think a good combo is an Integy Indi Reactor 30 then when it's done, put the pack on the novak smart tray to equalize.
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try spintec or trinity dyna pulse dischargers!
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Ask 10 people and get 10 different answers. However a high rate with 5.4v cutoff and an equalizing final discharger are the best bet.

Integy Reactor 30 and Novak Smart Tray are a good combo. Maybe not the "best" in that final 1% evaluation, however still a good way to dump and equalize batteries.
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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Im thinking a Deans Bulb discharger and the MuchMore ZeroV. I already have the ZeroV trays so id rather use that.
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Im thinking a Deans Bulb discharger and the MuchMore ZeroV. I already have the ZeroV trays so id rather use that.
if you use a bulb discharger, dont forget to use a cutoff device so the bulbs dont reverse the charge of the battery. deans and others make one that plug up to a bulb discharger.
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my dad told my some confusing things, he said u tray batteries to prevent cell reversal..?? is this true? like does negative and positive really switch within the cell??
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Following the race I take the pack down to 5.4v with a Integy Reactor 30. Then let them cool down and equalize on a Rayspeed tray to .9v per cell. Store until next race weekend, then right before charging tray them with a MuchMore ZeroV. I'm getting awesome runtime and voltage with this process.
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:29 AM   #10
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I use the Trinity and the DS feature on the Novac Smart Tray.
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I 2nd Tem's idea...cause that's what I use... My integy has a discharge feature, and before I got the integy tray, I would use the charger to discharge, then the Novak tray to equalize before the next charge.
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Novak Smart Tray is I think the most popular. That's what most people are using here.

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So I can use a Trinity DynaPulse then put the cell on a MuchMore ZeroV tray?
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I use a Supernova charger/discharger and then a Rayspeed tray. The rayspeed has screw type clips so they don't loose their connection against the cells
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