Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: storing metal detector in car trunk in New England in summer

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
    271
    51 times
    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening

    storing metal detector in car trunk in New England in summer

    I was thinking of keeping my Garrett GTI 2500 in my car trunk while I am work so I can hunt on the way home. The problem is I worry about the heat affecting the detector.
    The summer temps in the Boston area tend to be in the mid 80's most of the time for the next 2 weeks.

    Can anyone help me out with advice about this.
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

  2. # ADS
    Ads

    TreasureNet.com is the premier Treasure Hunting Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!

  3. #2
    us
    Nov 2008
    PA
    Minelab CTX / XP Deus
    122
    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    A bad idea. If you don't give a crap about the detector go for it. The inside of a car gets a lot hotter than the outside air temperature. Ask those creeps that leave their kids or pets in cars.
    Last edited by goodmore; Aug 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM.
    Swinging a detector on a beach is about as good as it gets

  4. #3
    Charter Member
    cr
    Detecting fever comes and goes.

    Jun 2012
    San Jose
    Actual: Whites MXT All Pro, M6 and Tesoro Sand Shark Ex: BH Platinum, Tesoro Lobo, ST & Tejon, Teknetics Delta, Whites MXT, V3i, Dual Field, MX5; DP Wader, Garrett At-PRO, Fisher Gold Bug 2, CZ-70Pro
    831
    138 times
    Metal Detecting and Ham Radio
    Can't you take it to the office?? Buy a bag and put it near your desk or something...

    Sent from my iPhone using TreasureNet

  5. #4
    us
    Feb 2006
    GARRETT PRO
    10,683
    795 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    I was thinking of keeping my Garrett GTI 2500 in my car trunk while I am work so I can hunt on the way home. The problem is I worry about the heat affecting the detector.
    The summer temps in the Boston area tend to be in the mid 80's most of the time for the next 2 weeks.

    Can anyone help me out with advice about this.
    Ask a 5 year old what he'd do!
    Last edited by stefen; Aug 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM.
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
    Those with the most birthdays live the longest

  6. #5
    us
    Anita

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster
    1,128
    323 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Don't, don't, don't...the heat can affect the electronics. Computers hate heat!

    Garrett makes a nice suitcase type bag for the GT2500. It's not overly large and would probably fit under your desk at work.

    HH,
    Anita
    Silver, gold - I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things". ~ Charlaine Harris

  7. #6
    us
    Dec 2006
    upstate N.Y.
    Fisher cz-20/minelab explorer xs
    1,353
    48 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Ice packs and a cooler

  8. #7
    us
    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    White's V3I, M6, MXT Pro, GMT, TDI SL, modified IDX Pro, Classic III, Coinmaster GT, Minelab Sovereign GT, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Fisher Gold Bug Pro.
    158
    43 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've done it hundreds of times in those temps. and never had a failure but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
    eyeguy likes this.
    38 Years detecting
    Past White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: White's V3i, M6 x 2, Modified IDX Pro, Stock IDX Pro, MXT Pro, Classic III, GMT, TDI SL, Minelab Sovereign GT, Teoro Tiger Shark, Fisher Gold Bug Pro x 2

  9. #8
    us
    Feb 2008
    New Mexico
    Fisher F2 with 4" & 8" Coil, and F-Point Pinpointer, Whites Eagle II, Bounty Hunter Fortune Hunter, Modified VLF WaterDetector
    670
    61 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I keep my bounty hunter in the back seat of my sidekick everyday.
    I drive for a living so my windows are always down. Never know when you see a spot and have to stop.
    Seems to always work fine.
    ChrisPlay does not endorse this message...
    As always...Love Silver...but going for the Gold!

  10. #9
    us
    To hot to play today

    Jun 2012
    South Texas
    Ace 250
    393
    139 times
    Metal Detecting
    I don’t have room in my trunk, cookie baking takes up a lot of room.

    The manual for the Garrett’s metal detectors says not to store them in a hot car.

    Chocolate chips, anyone?
    South Texas
    Ace 250, GPP and one used treasure map

  11. #10
    us
    Jul 2011
    SW Mo
    Minelab/whites/Tesoro/
    104
    9 times
    Cache Hunting
    I've put a few in the trunk but not in middle of summer as heat can and does go up to 130*F in your trunk. with the prices of detectors I would NOT risk it. Put it in an unmarked bag in your office.

  12. #11
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
    ACE 250,AT PRO, CZ21...RTG pro scoop...Stealth 720
    4,135
    1755 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Trunk doesnt get as hot as inside the car.

  13. #12
    us
    Jul 2006
    Western PA
    Minelab Explorer SE With a plethora of coils
    1,041
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I don,t know how your model is but some people take off the control box and take it in. the color of your car is a major factor, if it is black thats gonna get real hot.
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

  14. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    5,867
    986 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Every one here must think Ben works in a office....... He could work in a factory or in,construction.or drive .. or one of the many jobs that is not office work............. But i have left my detector in my pick up many of times on hot summer days and they ........ Always worked when i took them out to use..... All i can say is leave it in your car... And when you go to use it it will work ...OR ... You will have to send it to Garrett for repair....My self i always take the chance......
    Last edited by Keppy; Aug 16, 2012 at 07:43 AM.
    Wickaboag likes this.
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  15. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2012
    CTX 3030; The only metal detector I'll ever need
    1,936
    494 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I've never had a problem leaveing my detector in the trunk, have been doing it for years. When I get home from the beach I wash off my equipment and put it back in the trunk.

  16. #15
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
    Ace 250
    10,507
    990 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    In the trunk here too and no problem. Like lookindown said, the trunks doesn't get that hot, unless you barbecue, or have a running furnace in it.

    Ohhh... If for some reason you do have a problem, please notice my disclaimer
    lookindown likes this.

  17. #16
    Charter Member
    us
    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    5,867
    986 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    When i said i left mine in my pick up .... I left it in the bed of the pick up and it has a lockable fiberglass tonto cover on it....... I guess that if it had no window glass for the sun to shine through it ... Then it would not be as hot as the inside of the car or truck........
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  18. #17
    us
    Jul 2006
    Germantown MD
    XP Deus, Minelab X70, Garrett 250
    8
    2 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've read several books that mention heat is dangerous to your detector.
    I work for an electronics manufacturer and I'm not sure I believe this.


    Some facts;

    Recommended maximum operating temperature for most consumer electronics including digital cameras is about 105F and recommended storage is a maximum of 120F.

    Cars in the sun on a 100F day, reach 160F with the windows closed. Car trunks are slightly cooler (140F).

    Car radios last longer than the cars they are installed within.

    LCD displays may not work properly when heated over 50C (122F) until they cool down.

    All batteries lose their charge faster when hot, even when not in use.

    Extreme heat may soften the potting compound in the detector coil and let the wires in the coil shift affecting the coil's performance.

    Plastic can melt at what temperatures? At the low end, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), melts at 212 °C (about 414 °F). TeflonŽ, which we use to coat cookware, is polytetrafluoroethene - PTFE, and it melts at 327 °C (about 621 °F). Teflon wire does not melt at soldering temperatures.


    For alkaline batteries (the most common kind of household battery), putting them in the freezer will extend their shelf life by less than 5%. And cold batteries can't be used immediately -- you have to wait until they've warmed up to room temperature first. If you need those batteries for a flashlight in an emergency, this could prove problematic. When stored at room temperature, alkaline batteries retain 90% of their power, and the average shelf life of alkaline batteries is five to seven years.

    For NiMH and Nicad batteries (often used for electronics), storing them in the freezer might be more practical. These kinds of batteries lose their charge after a few weeks when kept at room temperature. But they'll retain a 90% charge for months if you store them in the freezer. Just like alkaline batteries, you'll need to wait until they've warmed up before using them.



    But;

    Printed circuit (PC) boards and components are heated to 500F to melt the solder used to attach the components.

    After the components are attached, epoxy may be added to the completed PC board assembly and is cured at 260F for one hour.

    The finished units containing the PC boards are cycled with power applied at 130F for 24 hours. This helps to weed out components that are likely to fail (infant mortality).

    BOTTOM LINE - I keep my detector in my trunk for extended periods of time during the summer and don't have any concerns.
    kieser sousa/rip likes this.

  19. #18
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
    271
    51 times
    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    I actually do work in an office however I take the commuter rail and then the subway 1.5 hours each way to work so it would be a pain carrying the detector along with my laptop.
    I have left ammunition and my AR15 in my truck in the summer, neither cooked off. I also have an electronic shot timer (Pact) for time how fast I can shoot in the trunk all the time and it has never had a problem and the batteries in it are probably 3 years old.

    I was thinking of the trunk rather than the main part of the car.

    I have noticed that my car radio always works even when the car hits 160, maybe they build car radios to military specs? And I have left my cell phone in the car by mistake before and again it works fine.
    I wouldn't do this very often but wanted to find out what people thought.
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

  20. #19
    Charter Member
    us
    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    5,867
    986 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ​Like i said before my radar detector never comes out of my truck......... And we do get some 98 degree temps here in the summer at times..... and down to 10 below in the winter and sometimes colder................ And i have never had a problem with it.................
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  21. #20
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
    271
    51 times
    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    Keppy that is something I hadn't thought about, my Garmin is in the car all summer and the temp in the car has been over 160! It works like a charm
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Digging New England Reviews The Teknetics T2 Metal Detector
    By diggingnewengland in forum Teknetics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jun 15, 2011, 11:34 AM
  2. New England Metal Detector Distributor
    By BOXING63 in forum Finds - Connecticut
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 15, 2010, 07:25 PM
  3. Storing the 250 in car trunk...
    By Swartzie in forum Garrett
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jul 05, 2010, 04:32 PM
  4. Woman finds 500 year old treasure in field with metal detector England
    By Deepdiger60 in forum Treasure In The News!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Feb 04, 2010, 05:28 PM
  5. Found with a metal detector in England.....
    By arizonaames in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jan 18, 2009, 03:33 AM

Search tags for this page

car trunk temperature summer
,
gold detector in car
,
gold metal detector trunk of a car
,
keep a metal detector in trunk of car
,

keeping metal detector in car

,

keeping metal detector in car overnight

,
metal detecting coils in extreme heat
,
metal detector hot car
,
new england metal detecting forum
,
nimh car trunk 140
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3