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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 12:59:10 AM » Author: Mercurylamps
I've fitted a dash cam in my car which also has a reversing camera feature built in before the start of our Australian summer. It mounts directly over the rear view mirror so it looks discrete. Many times during summer I've left the car parked early morning in direct sunlight and return towards the end of the day and as of right now there hasn't been any issues and it's almost the end of summer here. The only problem is having black leather seats in the sunshine. Shocked
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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #31 on: February 24, 2017, 08:27:28 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
I picked up a dashcam for the car black-friday last year, have only used it a couple times though.
I personally won't leave it stuck to the windshield in plain view (for both the hot sun & they say don't leave any electronics visible...)
When not in use I keep it in the house.
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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #32 on: February 25, 2017, 01:41:16 AM » Author: Aveoguy22
I also have a dashcam- just a cheap one.  runs that same software that all cheap cameras run- you know the kind.  sits in the car all the time and i havent had any problems with it.
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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #33 on: February 25, 2017, 03:06:36 AM » Author: Mercurylamps
Yeah I think mine has generic firmware or something. It has an AV input that the reverse camera plugs into. The reverse camera is wired directly across one of the reverse bulbs and the dash cam display automatically changes over to reverse camera when the car is put into reverse.

The dash cam unit also has a standard USB connection which shows up as Mass Storage device on the computer (32GB MicroSD) so no need to install drivers on the computer.
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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #34 on: February 26, 2017, 02:58:06 AM » Author: Lodge
Something else I would be concerned about are possible phosphors used in a LED backlight for the display.

The Led's won't suffer at this temp, but the LCD screen might black out, however the LCD will return to normal as it cools down, my voltmeter does this all the time, but that's what happens when you leave it on the dash in the sun on a hot day..   
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Re: Cameras In Hot Car « Reply #35 on: October 09, 2019, 08:29:43 AM » Author: sox35
Is it safe to leave my camera in a hot car for a couple of hours, in full sun?
What about just lenses?

If you don't mind somebody smashing the window and stealing it, go right ahead  Shocked
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