The GRB-L is a full-motion
mechanism specifically designed for the BestTrack Pinewood Derby track.
It operates by remote control to start your race with nobody near the track.
The GRB mounts with a pair of 1/4"-20 bolts (included), using the same
captive bolt system as the rest of the track construction. The electronics
portion of the integrated unit is contained within the cavity of the track.
The specifications for
the GRB-L are the same as the GRB. The only difference
is the way it is powered.
The GRB-L has been added
to our product line in response to BestTrack's marketing campaign to make
you afraid to purchase our remote start gates. This campaign consists of
making you, the customer, believe that ....
1 ...your expensive
Champ will burn up if any power supply other than the one supplied is accidently
plugged in. This is a false claim. The Champ can be powered with anything
up to 35 volts without problem, and there has never been an instance of
Champ burn-out due to plugging in a wrong power supply. This fib specifically
targets our GLB series start gates.
2 .... the Champ's 12
volt power supply is "low voltage," and other voltage is dangerous.
But in fact, IEEE and IEC standards consider any power supply up to 35 volts
to be low voltage.
3 ... any product that
runs on 110 VAC will electrocute anyone near it, especially Cub Scouts and
babies. This fib specifically targets our GRB. Our
products exceed all applicable electrical manufacturing standards.
These three fibs are
designed for only one purpose: To get you, the customer, to pass over our
high performance remote control gates and to purchase their 12 Volt ESS
remote control gate. Once you do that, you are locked in to their DragMaster
if you want to get a light tree. A DragMaster
might not be right for you.
BestTrack knows that people not
versed in electronics are vulnerable to misinformation which is the basis
of their fear campaign. And we understand that folks can have doubts once
exposed to such misinformation. Therefore,
we specifically engineered the GLB-L ("L" stands for Low Voltage)
especially for those that who may still be confused.
The GRB-L is
a low-voltage equivalent of our premier GRB
rotary self-resetting gate mechanism.
The Champ power
supply on left has 5.5x2.1 plug.
The GRB-L power supply on the right has a 6.3x3.0 plug.
Even if the Champ was vulnerable (it is not) it is
impossible to plug the
GRB-L supply into the Champ.
The GRB-L answers
all three points of BestTrack's
ill-conceived fear campaign.