(Topic ID: 260023)

Cold Temps

By Jamwin

2 years ago

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  • 5 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by mbaumle
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    #1 2 years ago

    Question, i need to load up a machine into my vehicle for a swap tomorrow and want to do it tonight, which would mean that it sits inside my vehicle parked in the garage overnight. it's supposed to be in the 20's tonight, maybe i am overthinking this but does anyone see an issue with it sitting overnight in sub thirty degrees temps? like i said, it will be inside my vehicle but want to get another opinion. thanks in advance.

    #2 2 years ago

    No issues, as I’ve done it. Just don’t power it up for a few hours after it gets warmed up inside.

    These ARE commercial machines, designed for some abuse.

    #3 2 years ago

    What the hell are you thinking!!!??? Yeah, it’ll be fine. They’re being exposed to more temperature spikes during shipments. Just let the game acclimate before turning on inside the house.

    #4 2 years ago

    thanks gents. didn't think through waiting to power it up but shouldn't be an issue because i will be transporting it for a few hours with climate control in vehicle but great point, one i didn't consider.

    #5 2 years ago

    The big reason to let the game acclimate to temperatures is because if you're moving it from a cold location to a warm location, condensation can form on the boards and create electrical shorts when you turn it on. Just something to keep in mind.


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