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Old 10-09-2006, 11:26 AM
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Will temps below freezing damage the LCR sonar and GPS? ???
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:04 PM
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Highly likely. The manual for my GPS states; "The storage temperature range for your instrument is -4 degrees to +168 degrees Farenheight. Extended storage in temperatures higher or lower than specified will damage the liquid crystal display ....."
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:23 PM
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Yes it can and it has also been known to damage TM's. I'm assuming you remove electronics while trailering because that can also cause damage?
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:36 PM
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Depends what you mean by "temperatures below freezing". Temperatures in the 20's F may slow down response, but are within specs for the displays. But, if you live in cold-weather country, take the electronics out of your boat and store them in the house. I even bring in my compass after having two lose their fluid during cold winters.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:12 PM
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Kind of makes me wonder about my Smartcraft gauges since they seem to be LCD.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:26 PM
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Thanks I did mean temps in the 20's I remove them from the boat when storing for the winter. I don't remove them when trailing. What's the difference between a rough trailer ride and going across two foot waves. Seems like the waves is a rougher ride it is for me.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:10 PM
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I have an original Lowrance X3 LCG. I think I bought this back in 84 or 85. This unit has spent every winter, until last, in an unheated garage in Milwaukee, WI. I used it for ice fishing since I got it. It still works. I know this unit has seen -25 degrees, and I never had an issue.

Since that time, I have had numerous other LCG's, all Lowrance, and they have all been left in the garage over winter. I have never had a problem.

Now, am I telling you to go ahead and leave it on the boat? Nope. I usually take mine off at the launch, and store them in a locked aluminum case. More for theft prevention, than protcting from the lelements.

Tight Lines All,

Shep
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:08 PM
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The Lowrance manual specifies a temp range of minus 4 to plus 167 degrees farenheit on the model I own. Above or below that can damage the LCD. Check out http://www.lowrance.com/Manuals/default.asp.

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