Does anyone have trouble with the V1C overheating?

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  1. Rohn

    Rohn Learning to Drive General User

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    Anyone had issues with V1C or V1C LE overheating when running for an extended period of time such as 20 hours straight.


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    No. It gets fairly warm, but never faults. Try to direct airflow to it from a vent, I use the screen setting on a/c.
     
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    Rohn Learning to Drive General User

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    I am driving from TX to Maine in 2 1/2 days and I would hate for my bluetooth dongle to fail in the middle of the trip.

    Not sure how to direct AC flow to the dongle.


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    damn thats a long time to be running in a row, no break for the vehicle after 20 hours??? (Or humans? Lol)
     
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    I have mine hardwired in the headliner, and have never had a problem.

    Are you experiencing issues, or just wondering if it's possible to overheat?
     
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    Are you having a problem, or just concerned there might be? I've left mine on for days in the office without issue.
     
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    The BT dongle will be fine running all day. Done it many times. The phone can get pretty toasty running the v1 app and Waze all day, being on the charger.
     
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    I have mine on in the car right now and it has been for a few days. The car I'm driving for a few days doesn't turn off the cigarette lighter outlets. I've just been unplugging the V1 cord.
     
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    Never had an issue with mine overheating, and I have the dongle concealed in the fuse box below the dash.
     
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    What are you a Cannonballer?? 20hrs straight sucks unless you're doing it for money. Regardless the dongle should be fine, I keep mine powered up in my glove box but my glove box has an AC vent to keep drinks cool.
     
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    Hey Rohn, all,
    Is there a way to change the title of this thread?
    Everytime I come across it, it reads to me as if it's a statement that the V1C is overheating instead of a question;

    "Does anyone have trouble with the V1C overheating?"

    If it's possible, I'd like to suggest a change for the benefit of future readers. :)
     
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    It might be interesting to see what temperatures the V1C and LE modules tend to run after 24 hours. If only I'd brought my infrared thermometer. :(
     
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    I routinely have mine on for 5-10 hours and it’s buried in the dash up against a bunch of hot wires with 0 airflow getting to it
     
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    No, I am not having issue. I dont want to be stuck without my V1C in the middle of the trip.

    Yes, my wife and I share the driving and we usually drive for 20 hours the first day with little more than few minutes to gas up and maybe 2 30min meals. Have done that 6 years in a row and I have always used by 9500ix before. This year I am switching to V1.

    - Rohn

    PS: I asked this question because I have heard somewhere that it is possible for Bluetooth module (not necessarily the Vi1C) to overheat.
     
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    I am in Texas. My V1 has become very hot but kept on working just fine. My bluetooth dongle is attached to the cigarette lighter plug and is out of direct sunlight and my interior is usually cool, even in the summer. Is your dongle in the sun? Mine has simply never gotten hot.
     
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    Seriously, I wouldn't worry. I've not had a failure in two V1C's and two V1C-LE's. I think the chances are the same as your car ECU dying.
    On my car I can get a bit of cool air going upwards from the centre vents, or use the screen demist position to cool the V1. I have the dongle attached to it.
     
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    My LE dongle is hardwired in the passenger kick panel...so I wouldnt know.
     
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    If you cant kill it in the TX heat, then its probably GTG.. lol
     
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    Titling a thread like this, in this forum, is like yelling fire in a movie theater.

    Please close, it’s ridiculous.
     
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    My LE will get the big test in a few weeks. It is installed near the battery on my motorcycle and things get pretty toasty down there. Plus it is wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent whatever water works its way under the fairing panels from soaking it. I won't be riding for 20 hours straight, but will presumably encounter lots of hot temps on day-long rides in the TN mountains and on the way to and from TN. I'll report back if anything goes wrong.

    -dan