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    i have my boat in the shop this winter and i dont keep heat on all the time and i am wondering does the cold hurt my chartplotter just sitting not being used or should i pull it out and store it in the house thanks Trevor

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    extreme temps both high and low can damage lcd displays won't always but can,it's best to keep them protected when not in use.

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    I have never had a problem with the cold. My GPS system is built in so it stays in place year round. The only problem I ever had was with the antenna's going out. But that has been years ago.

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    Ive always left my electronics in the boat all winter. Never had a problem.........That doesnt really mean it might not be better to keep em cozy in the house though. Your call

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmk4x4 View Post
    i have my boat in the shop this winter and i dont keep heat on all the time and i am wondering does the cold hurt my chartplotter just sitting not being used or should i pull it out and store it in the house thanks Trevor
    I remember reading somewhere that the limit that an LCD display can take is around -40 before bad things happen.

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    I've been told by some manufacturers that their electronics can be left in the boat all winter. But then they tell me it might not be a bad idea to take it out. So I take mine out just in case.

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