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Old 04-16-2018, 7:46 PM
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I just throw a small towel over my head units to keep direct sunlight off of them
That works for me, too. Never had a problem.
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When I lived in Hawaii, I would leave a TH-78 in my Jeep, keeping it out of direct sun. The only problem had, was a couple times it got too warm to transmit.

Being from Michigan, I have had cold weather lead to sluggish displays, and batteries not being able to source much current.

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In South Carolina it can get extremely hot inside cars in the summer. I always put any electronics Iím leaving in the vehicle under a seat. Itís never failed me yet!


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I've never had any problems but I heard some of the newer lead free solder can be a problem in heat. One day it was so cold my car radio display read LVISUFO. True.
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Old 04-18-2018, 5:38 PM
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Despite what some people think, it does get cold here in Georgia. Temperatures in the teens are not unusual. We've had weather cold enough that the lawyers were walking around with their hands in their own pockets. When it gets that cold, I try to remember to take the scanners inside.
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Despite what some people think, it does get cold here in Georgia. Temperatures in the teens are not unusual. We've had weather cold enough that the lawyers were walking around with their hands in their own pockets. When it gets that cold, I try to remember to take the scanners inside.
Reminds me of a few weeks ago here in California. It was so cold that my 2011 model year car threw error codes because it had never been that cold before.
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Hi all,

I was wondering if there is the potential for damage if you leave your handheld scanner in the car during extreme heat of North Carolina in the summer same question for cold but less often in North Carolina. Just wondering trying to not damage the scanner. They are expensive these days.

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I can tell you what happened to my Pro-2042. I got the bright idea to leave it on the dash in the middle of summer while visiting Houston, Texas. Since you said, "extreme heat", I believe that actually eliminates NC.

In Houston, it took less than thirty minutes to melt my radio's case. It was back then that I also learned that RS has very poor support for scanner parts. I never ever leave any of my many electronic car gadgets in the Texas heat. It only takes once for me.

Also, I take my Passport Max II out of the window for the same reason. This radar detector cost more than my scanner. So, I am very careful.
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Phoenix, Arizona checking in - the authority on extreme heat! In the summer it can get up to 140 degrees inside my truck when parked in the sun. I've never had an issue with any of my radios or other electronics failing as a result. It definitely wouldn't hurt to leave handhelds and cell phones and such out of direct sunlight (and view of potential thieves).

Did you have anything on the dash?
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