Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: temps in trunk vs dash

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    San Francisco Bay Area

    temps in trunk vs dash

    I've been debating where to put my upcoming carputer. I plan to put my Lilliput in the dash (double DIN spot), but it also looks as if a miniITX PC can also fit in there with some convincin'. The alternative is just to run a long VGA cable to the trunk.

    The thing is, I'm in the SF bay area, and it's been rather warm lately. Actually, we've had some great weather. Anyways, when I got into my car the other day it was freakin' hot in there! I thought I'd see what kind of temps we might see in the dash vs in the trunk.

    So, I got one of those inside/outside thermometers and threw the remote unit in my trunk. Then I put the read unit in the dash. As I kinda expected, the dash hit a max of 130F. The trunk, on the other hand, hit a max of 'only' 98F. This was sitting in the sun yesterday, all day while I was at work. I should note that it was actually about 75-80F outside, but this was sitting in full sun, closed windows.

    So, maybe it's a better idea to put the carputer in the trunk, from a perspective of heat. I think most computers might have a hard time starting up with an ambient of 130F.

    What do you think?

  2. #2
    Self proclaimed spoon feeder TruckinMP3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Read up on heat... several threads. both locations have pros/cons.

    My preferance in in the passenger area of the vehicle.
    D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

    Read the FAQ!

Similar Threads

  1. Computer in the trunk -- any problems?
    By sq_geek in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-19-2003, 01:00 AM
  2. Adding Power Source to trunk
    By Tydog in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-14-2003, 10:16 AM
  3. Can I run this from the dash to the trunk?
    By Ces///M3 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-11-2002, 10:26 AM
  4. How can i get power in the trunk?
    By helloman in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-19-2001, 09:34 PM
  5. Installing a CD-Rom in the dash
    By Phacade GSX in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-20-2000, 11:02 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts