DR650GW-1CH heat vs DR500GW-HD

Discussion in 'DR650GW-1CH' started by Geoff Leff, Jan 18, 2017.

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  1. Geoff Leff

    Geoff Leff New Member

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    Hi All,

    My DR500GW-HD has completely died after 12-18 months use. I suspect it may be due to a heat issue. The DR500GW-HD used to always get friggin hot even in winter, but in summer, even more so. It doesn't help being on windscreen in direct sunlight in 40 degrees celcius during the summer, but now that this one is dead, I'm contemplating getting the DR650GW-1CH as a replacement.

    Can anyone that has had both give an idea of which gets hotter, and whether there is likely to be an issue in these kind of temperatures in summer? I'm not really wanting to get a replacement that is just as hot, or worse.

    Thanks
     
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    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Do you use parking mode?
     
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    No. It just uses accessory power when the engine is running. When it's parked it's completely off.
     
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    Ok, that makes life easier, running any camera in 40 degree heat while parked is a sure way to kill them
     
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    Where are you in Australia Would like to get a look at the 500 just to dismantle it and check a few things. Mine has been going in Qld and Texas heat for 3 years and only have had to replace its memory battery
     
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