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post #1 of 5 Old 08-21-2013, 07:58 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello,
Just curious, would storing AVR equipment / DVR players, etc. in the attic be detrimental to the equipment? I live in Memphis TN, the attic is really hot in the summer, probably 120? who knows, but hot!!!

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Put a thermometer up there to check maybe to see how hot it really gets first. Personally I'd store electronics in a cooler place. Since they're probably designed to operate in the 120 range without additional cooling I'd guess it'd probably be fine....think I've read cooling fans in some avrs kick in around 140. Your manuals say anything?

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thanks, I will store them under a bed or somewhere other than the attic..... I am organizing my house due to unexpected family member moving in.
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I'd do garage before hot attic! no, a high humidity 130-140 deg attic would NOT be nice to electronics, especially capacitors which could bulge, pop open, leak, etc. exposing magnetic hard drives in a DVR to high temps is also a no-no.

nearly all CE devices put an upper limit like 95 deg F & 85% RH for operating environment. you probably have some leeway on the top end for storage but why chance ruining it.

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