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. Novak’s new 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 discharging each cell 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.