[lug] cold laptop

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Fri Jan 18 15:58:09 MST 2008

I would be concerned about lubricants, etc.  We're talking about 
extremely cold temperatures, far colder than you would get in an 
unheated trailer on the highway.   Would lubricants freeze, seals break, 
etc.?  Maybe trace wires would even snap.

As somebody else pointed out, you can get cheap chemical heating pads.  
Bury both in a blanket and it should be enough to keep things from 
getting -too- cold.


P.S., I think the 'plastic bag for condensation' advice refers to film 
cameras.  I would not want to expose any of my digital cameras to such 
low temperatures.

Michael Belanger wrote:
> Argh.. I wouldn't bother with the plastic bag unless you bag it before 
> the drastic temperature change.  Condensation will happen almost 
> immediately if the hotel is humidified.
> Otherwise, just letting it get back up to room temperature is probably 
> adequate.
> Kenneth D Weinert wrote:
>> I'd treat it like they say to treat cameras that you bring in from the
>> cold.
>> Allow it to warm up when you bring it in, but put it in a plastic bag as
>> soon as you bring it in (this is to minimize condensation.)

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