We are facing temps in the -25 to -35 deg C range. The specs suggest the dashcam is ok down to -10. Is it ok to leave the dashcam in the car at these temps or should it take it indoors When not in use?
I suggest not taking it indoors, it may cause humidity issues when it passes the zero C point and back.We are facing temps in the -25 to -35 deg C range. The specs suggest the dashcam is ok down to -10. Is it ok to leave the dashcam in the car at these temps or should it take it indoors When not in use?
Not a good idea to use your car below -40 anyway, most fuels and oils can freeze beyond that.Nigel. After considering the info given by yourself and Dashmellow, I think I will bring it indoors and not use it at all until we are over this snap. With wind chills down below -40 exposed skin can freeze in less than a minute so we tend to hunker down indoors anyway and only go out if really necessary.
A meteorologist acquaintance once told me the only 'real world' use for wind chill factor is it can be used as a gauge of how fast an object will loose heat before reaching the ambient temperature. Other than that it's just something to make cold temperatures sound more ominous....Wind chill is a perceptual, apparent temperature, always far colder than the actual ambient temperature.
My former dashcam (B1W) would do weird things when it got super cold here (Ottawa).As i recall some Canadians in here have mentioned their dashcam ( brand ? ) not working on the really cold mornings before the car heated up a little.
If i was a Canadian i would have a engine / cabin pre-heater on my car for sure, just not build for low temperatures.
OK. Thanks to everyone for their informative input. I have learned lots.
I decided to take the bull by the horns and just try it with no special precautions. Ambient temps have been around -26C all day. I powered the A119 V3 through the cigarette lighter. Twice I parked for about 2 hours and left the Dashcam in the car but did not activate parking mode. Perhaps it took a little longer, a second or two, to boot up but other than that, no problems. It worked flawlessly.