Keeping My Moto Droid In The Car?

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  1. TranceSpeeder

    TranceSpeeder New Member

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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 :)
     
  3. TranceSpeeder

    TranceSpeeder New Member

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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.
     
  9. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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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.
     
  12. Martin030908

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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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