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    Default heat in the car??

    is leaving your radar detector in the car bad on hot days? can it damage the equipment? thanks


    jmazz

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    Yes heat can affect the unit especially if it is sitting in direct sunlight.
    You will probably be ok if the unit is not sitting in direct sunlight but you might want to take it out of the window

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    thanks. mostly i take it off the dash and put it in my armrest.

    anyone else??

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    I always take mine down and store it in the console

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    yeah i just take it out and put it in the pouch behind the passenger seat

    i am more scared of it being stolen then over heating

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    Quote Originally Posted by f_399
    i am more scared of it being stolen then over heating
    Same here, rather it over heat and just have to buy a new detector than walking out seeing windows shattered etc. Windows are not cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    Yes heat can affect the unit especially if it is sitting in direct sunlight.
    You will probably be ok if the unit is not sitting in direct sunlight but you might want to take it out of the window
    I have been known to leave my detector in my car sometimes but i,am not leaving it in direct sunlight and I also have a window tint. But yes I think I should be ok at least I hope so because it does get very hot around here.

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    Even behind the blue winshield tint my V1 gets extremely hot in direct sunlight. A few hours ago I tried to remove it and nearly burned my fingers. I figure it can't be good for the electronics if I can't even touch it without hurting myself.

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    Same here, like a freshly used frying pan clipped to the visor but it has been putting up with this heat for 11 years.
    Alternates between two personal vehicles (visor and windshield at dash level) and one work vehicle (covered with a rag) but I only take it down when parked at unknown areas for extended times, or car washes & repair shops.
    Had a repair for laser in March but I think it was my fault for taking it apart too many times.
    Well, no charge anyway.

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    thanks for the timely input from everyone

 

 

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