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Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: cashmole
Date: April 17, 2016 02:53PM
Hey guys. So I was wondering if any of you have left your Minelab Etracs or Safari's in a really hot car during summer time? I left my Garrett AT Pro in my trunk all last summer.. day and night.. and I never had an issue. It was screaming hot in my car every day throughout the summer and I had no problems. Has anybody ever had trouble from doing this with their Minelabs?

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Fletch88
Date: April 17, 2016 06:46PM
They say the trunk is the worst place to leave anything since temps can actually get higher in the trunk. I never leave any machine in my truck for extended periods but when I beach detect I leave a spare in the back floorboard with all 4 windows cracked to allow a breeze to come thru the cab.



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Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: cashmole
Date: April 17, 2016 09:39PM
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Fletch88
They say the trunk is the worst place to leave anything since temps can actually get higher in the trunk. I never leave any machine in my truck for extended periods but when I beach detect I leave a spare in the back floorboard with all 4 windows cracked to allow a breeze to come thru the cab.

I felt my trunk was cooler than the rest of the car. The greenhouse effect of the windows makes it hotter. At least it felt hotter to me. I opened my trunk in the dead of summer around 3 pm and I put my hand on my AT PRO and it seemed not too hot. I left it day and night all summer in 100 plus degree heat and no issues. Maybe the AT Pro is a tougher machine.

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Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: supertraq
Date: April 19, 2016 01:30PM
If you have a White or light colored car then the trunk is probably o.k. but if it's dark or black,car hot to the touch then as stated the rear floor board with Windows cracked so the heat can rise and escape, trunk is unventilated and trunk lid generates a lot of heat. I.e oven



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Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: cashmole
Date: April 19, 2016 11:44PM
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supertraq
If you have a White or light colored car then the trunk is probably o.k. but if it's dark or black,car hot to the touch then as stated the rear floor board with Windows cracked so the heat can rise and escape, trunk is unventilated and trunk lid generates a lot of heat. I.e oven
Very good point! My car is silver so I guess the trunk doesn't absorb as much heat.

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Wheat Cent
Date: April 20, 2016 07:48PM
I have a Dark Blue Car with a Black Interior its a oven when its parked in the sun. I dont leave machines in it because im always afraid of damaging them or fading the LCD displays. I would never leave the safari in a hot car.

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Fletch88
Date: April 21, 2016 05:25AM
The only thing I would leave in a vehicle continuously for weeks/months would be like a cheap bounty hunter or maybe a Eurotek pro. I'm not crazy about leaving $800-$2000 worth of electronics in the heat continuously. I do it ocassionally in the winter when I plan on hunting right after work but that is usually when temps are in the 40-60's.



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Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Wheat Cent
Date: April 21, 2016 01:21PM
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Fletch88
The only thing I would leave in a vehicle continuously for weeks/months would be like a cheap bounty hunter or maybe a Eurotek pro. I'm not crazy about leaving $800-$2000 worth of electronics in the heat continuously. I do it ocassionally in the winter when I plan on hunting right after work but that is usually when temps are in the 40-60's.

whats worse for me, is leaving nearly 2.5k worth of detectors in my car even when its locked im always afraid that someones going to steal them.

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: cashmole
Date: April 26, 2016 11:49PM
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Fletch88
The only thing I would leave in a vehicle continuously for weeks/months would be like a cheap bounty hunter or maybe a Eurotek pro. I'm not crazy about leaving $800-$2000 worth of electronics in the heat continuously. I do it ocassionally in the winter when I plan on hunting right after work but that is usually when temps are in the 40-60's.

I left my Garrett AT Pro in my trunk all last summer and it was stinkin hot in there. 110 degrees easy and had no issues at all. I would prefer not to but the only chance I get to detect is after work so I guess I'm about to test the Safari's heat durability. :hot:

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Wheat Cent
Date: April 27, 2016 12:48AM
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cashmole
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Fletch88
The only thing I would leave in a vehicle continuously for weeks/months would be like a cheap bounty hunter or maybe a Eurotek pro. I'm not crazy about leaving $800-$2000 worth of electronics in the heat continuously. I do it ocassionally in the winter when I plan on hunting right after work but that is usually when temps are in the 40-60's.

I left my Garrett AT Pro in my trunk all last summer and it was stinkin hot in there. 110 degrees easy and had no issues at all. I would prefer not to but the only chance I get to detect is after work so I guess I'm about to test the Safari's heat durability. :hot:

Its not very good I left my safari in the car this week and its started having issues now im going to have to give minelab a call and see what they say.

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Sod
Date: July 31, 2016 05:45PM
I left the Safari and TRX pin pointer in the truck this summer and when I took them out they were hot to the touch. they went a little screwy for about five minutes and worked fine after that. Hopefully I dint do that again...

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: Wheat Cent
Date: July 31, 2016 06:18PM
I leave machines in my car but only if it's cool or in the shade. I leave machines in my car when I leave it in the garage and it gets warm but it's not going to hurt them since they are either in the garage or car and it's the same temp. I cover the display with a towel when it's sunny to prevent fading and stuff.

Re: Leaving a metal detector in a hot car (Minelab Etrac/Safari):confused:
Posted by: ronaldj2
Date: November 26, 2016 04:36PM
Do you leave them in the carrying case (hopefully), I'm sure the insulated bag would help add a little more protection. Also a small insulated lunch bag/ cooler would help pinpointer. You can also put a good sized towel on top. Just a thought. I personally have not had any heat issue's

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