electronic parts in garage during winter

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electronic parts in garage during winter

Postby jimiguitar » 17 Nov 2014, 17:00

is it safe to keep electronic parts in garage during winter ? or how cold can you keep them before they are ruined
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Re: electronic parts in garage during winter

Postby grrrunge » 17 Nov 2014, 17:04

jimiguitar wrote:is it safe to keep electronic parts in garage during winter ? or how cold can you keep them before they are ruined

That would usually be specified in the component datasheet. How cold does your garage get?
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Re: electronic parts in garage during winter

Postby jimiguitar » 17 Nov 2014, 18:28

looks like i'am safe all of the data sheets so far that i saw say -55c which is about -65f it dont get colder than single digits at the worst winters we had
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Re: electronic parts in garage during winter

Postby deltafred » 17 Nov 2014, 18:50

I would be more worried about condensation causing corrosion than the actual temperature.
I know condensation in my garage can be pretty bad when the temperature changes rapidly.
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Re: electronic parts in garage during winter

Postby Duckman » 17 Nov 2014, 21:43

deltafred wrote:I would be more worried about condensation causing corrosion than the actual temperature.
I know condensation in my garage can be pretty bad when the temperature changes rapidly.

I agree. Unless you live near the Poles or in some very extreme climatic condition, you must concern more about how humidity work in metal parts of components, than temperature.
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