Keeping My Moto Droid In The Car?

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    Is it bad to do that if its cold outside and the phone gets cold or if its hot and the phone gets hot?

    I dont like keeping my phone with me at work because I have a physical job.

    :motdroidhoriz: :motdroidvert:
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    Thanks
    Nick
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    just put it under a blanky :)
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    dont you think if its really cold outside, my phone would get cold and the vapor would turn into water or am I just being really crazy?

    Same thing with it being hot... heat is not good for any device.

    I do keep it in my glove department but I noticed its stil gets cold or hot.
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    Try in a blanket or heavy shirt under the seat
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    haha I might have to do that. Any other opinions on this?
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    It all depends on the temps in your area.... anywhere from 30-100 should be no issue at all.... hotter then that and I wouldn't leave it in the sun but colder should not effect it for only a few hours.
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    thanks but im talking about 8 hour shifts.
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    Here's why I wouldn't do it. I don't have a lot of experience with the Motorola Droid (obviously) but I do have a lot of experience with Lithium Ion (LIon) batteries. They are very susceptible to heat, temperatures over 100° F will greatly diminish their lifespan but that's not the worst...

    An overheated Lithium Ion battery can explode and catch fire. Obviously, that would be bad for anything, even a Droid.

    I sure wouldn't do it. A battery that explodes and catches fire in a car would kind of suck.
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    Wouldn't extreme cold be an issue too? Like for us here in New England?
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    damn, i might have to just leave my droid at home when im at work. I really dont want to break it running around my job anyway.
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    You don't say where you're at but I wouldn't sweat the cold (ha ha!) but I would definitely worry about the heat. If it gets above 100 in your car (and this is really easy to do - ever read a news story about a child/dog dying because it was left in a car "for a few minutes"?) it'll be really hard on the phone, especially the battery.

    Electronics don't like heat.
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    Excessive heat is a no brain-er... one would think... but then again people do leave children and animals in hot cars... why on Earth would they think of the phone? LOL
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    :mad:

    oh well... I think thats any smartphone anyway.

    im not bringing it in my job... trust me I would break it.

    i was thinking the cold would be bad as well because of vapor?
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    This may sound weird but try a camera case...I use a Body Glove one for my iTouch that ALWAYS stays in my truck and it gets pretty moist up here in Seattle...lol
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    The most basic danger of extreme cold is rapid temperature change.

    Like the guy who gets the bright idea of throwing hot water on his frosted windshield to thaw it out fast, the danger there is taking very cold things into very warm conditions. Thermal inertia between different substances as some things heat up fast while others heat up slower can destroy a ciruit board exposed to rapid temperature differences.
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    Thank you. Exactly the type of answer I was looking for.
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    well one night wen i went to bed i had my phone charging while listening to an audio book and somehow it got under the pillow:| omfg it was HOT HOT HOT the screen went white and it took almost an hour to even see if it still worked. it does but DO NOT have it charging while it's covered ...i woulnd't even cover it now tho it scared me so bad
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    You don't have a main office where you can leave the phone in a locker, a drawer or something, when you first report to work, and pick it up on the way home?

    Sounds like you may just go from site to site.
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