Built for Heat
In a moment we’re going to go over the best heat resistant dash cam but first let me ask…
Did you know it was 120 degrees in Phoenix last year and it’s supposed to do it again in 2018?
That’s SUPER HOT.
And imagine this…
When the temperature outside the car is 120, the temp inside a parked car with the windows rolled up will climb into the 130s…
Listen, living in Arizona, I’ve seen this happen with my own eyes because my Altima has a thermometer in the dash that has read 133 degrees a few times.
Sometimes I forget to use my sunshade and my steering wheel gets so hot I can’t drive without burning my hands. I literally need oven mitts.
When it gets 130 in your car, you don’t want to leave electronics sitting in the sun.
Look, a radar detector, GPS, or dash cam left on the dashboard or between the seats with the direct sunlight magnifying through the windows shield will cook. The same thing goes for cell phones.
Your DVR doesn’t need to stop recording because it gets hot!
We’re going to review dash cams that are engineered for surviving your high-temperature adventures but before we start, let’s go over 3 crucial tips that will help you pick the best heat resistant dash cams:
- Powered by a Capacitor instead of just a NiCad or Lithium battery.
- Designed with Cooling Vents to allow their electronic circuits to displace heat.
- Engineered with Special Parts for handling higher temperatures.
We covered 3 important features to look for when choosing a dash cam for environments where temperatures get HOT.
The first tip was to find a camera that uses a capacitor as a power source which will save you the frustration of poor battery life.
Then the next recommendation was to look for equipment that has been designed with vents or holes that allow heat to be vented from the camera assembly.
And finally, when reading the details you should look for information about the way the dash cam was engineered and whether the parts are tested for extreme heat.
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* Last updated on 2018-12-18 at 09:44.