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    Default V1 Temperature

    The V1 is smoking hot!!! took it out of the dash and darn, that thing burns!

    Is the casing really steel? Looks plastic to me.

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    There is magnisium inside teh plastic shell. My v1 gets insanly hot as well.

    This is why I liked the x50's silver case- it didnt get nearly as hot. Then again, the v1's black shell doesnt glare, and the v1 has yet to overheat (x50 hasnt overheated either).

    But also refer back to your 6th grade science years, when you learn that metal transfers heat better then plastic. So when that v1 is sitting out in the sun all day long, its going to get hotter then plastic.

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    Mine gets extremely hot, too. I used to leave it on its mount sometimes when I parked and that's when it would really get cooking in the sun. Now that I've spent even more money upgrading it I've decided not to do that anymore. It will live in the center console when it's not actually being used. The V1 doesn't have a history of heat problems but I can still imagine doing harm to the electronics over time.

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    Was going to ask about that, just got mine and thought something was wrong with it. Thanks guys. :wink:

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    When I first got my V1, I wasn't sure where I wanted to place it, so I kept moving it around, mostly lower on the windshield, and so I would always take it off at night and durring the day also. Now that I have it mounted above the rearview, you can't even see it from the outside unless you really look, I leave it there all the time. It's shielded by the tint line a bit, but it still gets pretty hot if I just go and grab hold of it. But I leave it there 24/7, unless I pull it out to put in another car. I even have a seperate mount for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    There is magnisium inside teh plastic shell. My v1 gets insanly hot as well.

    This is why I liked the x50's silver case- it didnt get nearly as hot. Then again, the v1's black shell doesnt glare, and the v1 has yet to overheat (x50 hasnt overheated either, but stays cooler).

    But also refer back to your 6th grade science years, when you learn that metal transfers heat better then plastic. So when that v1 is sitting out in the sun all day long, its going to get hotter then plastic.
    There is no plastic shell on the V1. The outer is Magnesium and the inner is a metal shell also. Not sure of what type of metal the inner is. The inner is the receiver / horn antena designed into a metal housing.

    Since 1992 I have never removed my unit from the windshield except to send it out for ugrade. It has been there in the hottest of summer heat the the coldest of winter. So far never had a problem with it. My feeling is when you spend this kind of money on a peice of equipment it should be designed to take the intended enviroment. So I just leave it in the windshield and I have never experienced a problem.

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    I just checked the temp of my V1, which has been running for at least 12 hours, on the table in my living room. (I point it out a window at the road I live next to.) The table was 77 degrees (AC is on in the house), and the V1 was at 100 degrees.

    The next time I go out for a drive, I'll bring my IR temp gun with me and check it in the car. I bought the IR temp gun for checking the temp of my RC car's heat sinks for tuning, but it's been really handy for measuring lots of stuff. (Coffee in cup = 157)

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    There is no plastic shell on the V1.
    Well then why is the outside plastic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    There is no plastic shell on the V1.
    Well then why is the outside plastic?
    Outside of the front antena lens, knob display and rear antena lens the outside isn't plastic. The entire outter shell is magnesium. Top bottom and sides are all black powder coated magnesium.
    I took mine apart back a few years ago to check out what the inside looked like. Trust me on this one. Sethy magnesium is very light, maybe you think its plastic because the light weight makes it deceiving. If you have a V1 you can pop the torx screws out and split the case real easy and then you can easily tell it is all metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itisjustme
    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    There is no plastic shell on the V1.
    Well then why is the outside plastic?
    Outside of the front antena lens, knob display and rear antena lens the outside isn't plastic. The entire outter shell is magnesium. Top bottom and sides are all black powder coated magnesium.
    I took mine apart back a few years ago to check out what the inside looked like. Trust me on this one. Sethy magnesium is very light, maybe you think its plastic because the light weight makes it deceiving. If you have a V1 you can pop the torx screws out and split the case real easy and then you can easily tell it is all metal.
    Before I would take that v1 apart, I will be willing to trust you on this one

    I stand corrected.

 

 

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