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Subject: Re: Robustness Tests

Re: Robustness Tests

From: David Pedersen <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 19:04:35 -0400

EH, well! How do you know, if the display works properly, INSIDe the fridge?
You must have a pretty big fridge! :)

Sorry, just joking!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Robustness Tests

> On 4/11/06, Simon Eigeldinger <> wrote:
>> I heard that someone put his player into the fridge. Has someone
>> tested how robust such hard drive players are? :-)
> This was rather an emergency rescue than a habit.
> And for the record: The unit did still not work afterwards, so unless
> somebody states it otherwise: No, no rockbox survived the fridge yet
> :-)
> Now for serious: As long as the temperatures are within the ranges in
> the data spec sheets, it should even be working inside of the fridge.
> Batteries are known to be NOT very effective when cold, however they
> can conserve better in the cold. So that may be one reason the unit
> does not run in the fridge. The display will for sure have it's
> problems as well.
> My recV1 survived several nights in my car at about -5 C. Altough I
> noticed once it did not spin up.
> So I suppose, as long as you stay in the tech-spec-ranges, even
> freezing should be ok.
> There is just one thing you REALLY have to pay attention about: When
> you get it out of the cold, give it the proper time to defrost,
> preferably WITHOUT batteries.
> The humidity of the air may condensate inside of the device,
> short-circuiting things and so on.
> ~lImbus
Received on 2006-04-11

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