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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Electronics vs heat

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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Sep 1st, 2018 05:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ok, I live in Florida and this time of year it is HOT (shocking, I know). I've been lucky to be involved in music/bands fairly heavily these days. So I try to keep some things in my car so as not to be lugging them in and out of the house. I have tool boxes with mics, cables and a small stuff. Occasionally, my amp and effects box are in the car during the heat of the day, and I'm wondering if that heat will cause any damage. But then I look at the car itself and all the electronics there which survive day after day in the heat. So, are the electronics in musical equipment more sensitive or delicate than those in my car?

BTW, no guitars are ever left in the hot car for any amount of time.

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The man

in the shed
Sep 1st, 2018 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Modern electronics are pretty robust.

About the only thing that I've had damaged by heat in a vehicle is Tolex covering on an amp cabinet. It peeled up near the seams.

The various makers use different kinds of adhesives, some of which are not very heat tolerant. Add the black color and direct sunlight to the mix, and you have a recipe for a Holy Flock moment.

If you have stuff on a seat where sunlight can get to it, drape a light-colored beach towel over it.

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I tried to think

but nothing happened!
Sep 1st, 2018 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

FWIW, I had a Canon SLR in the trunk for a day during the summer in Tucson. IIRC, it was about 105-108 that day. It fried the camera and a couple of Coke cans burst. So it was hotter than Florida, but I would worry a little about solid state stuff on the hottest days.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Sep 1st, 2018 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

It gets pretty hot in a car. I don't leave anything in my car.

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We all want

our time in hell
Sep 1st, 2018 02:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

These things are designed for the roasting and freezing hell of container ships, warehouses, and bad trucking.

Not an issue.

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