Novak Electronics is preparing to release a dead short tray for their batteries. Many racers discharge their Ni-MH packs to 0 volts for storage as this has been thought to increase performance in both older and newer cells. Novaks new #4520 FLATLINE Dead Short Battery Storage Tray was designed for racers looking to deep discharge, or completely discharge (or dead short) their battery packs. The FLATLINE works with single sub-C cells up to 6-cell packs. It discharges at a rate of 2.7 amps, and can completely discharge a pack to 0 volts utilizing Novaks ICM (Individual Cell Monitoring) Circuitry, which discharges cells individually. A single LED indicates the discharge status. Battery packs can be inserted in either direction, as the FLATLINE is non-polarized.
Designed and built in the USA, the FLATLINE is small (16.0 x 8.0 x 3.6cm), lightweight (4.45 oz.), and low cost. The Novak name ensures it is a quality product. Multiple units can easily be stacked to minimize space in the pit area thanks to the included, easy-to-install posts that have locking tabs to hold the trays together. The FLATLINE uses the same high quality spring clips as the Novak Smart Tray. The spring clips allow convenient battery storage and allows you to travel with battery packs securely held in place.
The FLATLINE Dead Short Battery Storage Tray is scheduled to ship May 2005.
Part no. 4520
List price: $49 USD
Spring clips for easy insertion and convenient battery storage (same as Smart Tray)
Discharge status LED
ICM Circuitry discharges cells individually
Non-polarization allows batteries to be inserted in either direction
Deep discharges and/or dead shorts single sub-C cells up to 6-cell packs (Ni-MH and Ni-Cd)
Stackable design to save pit space
One Battery Storage Tray and 4 posts with locking tabs for stacking trays
Length: 6.3 in. (16.0 cm)
Width: 3.2 in. (8.0 cm)
Height: 1.4 in. (3.6 cm)
Weight: 4.45 oz. (126 grams)
Discharge rate: 2.7 amps
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