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Protecting Sat-Nav

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Protecting Sat-Nav

I have bought a Garmin 2598 and in the manual it says....
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This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent the
possibility of personal injury or product damage caused by
battery exposure to extreme heat, store the device out of direct
sunlight.
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It sits in the windscreen for goodness sake, often in direct sunlight.
Should I buy a sun-shade for it or maybe a 70 factor sunscreen Roll eyes
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Re: Protecting Sat-Nav

Ah, but is it left in the windscreen when not in use? The key-word being 'stored' Wink

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Re: Protecting Sat-Nav

Wrap it in aluminium foil to protect from sunlight
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get a copper impregnated screen blind for it then you protect it from harmful EMF at the same time as keeping it out of direct sunlight  Wink
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Do you think if I put it in the glove box and ask her to speak up that will work Undecided
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Re: Protecting Sat-Nav

When I use mine I place it on the seat beside me. When I don't need it I put it in the glove box.
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I like mine on the windscreen where I can glance at it without too much distraction.
The instructions that came with mine include a brief anti-theft guide which includes removing the mount and cleaning the screen.
It also advises against storing it in the glove box.
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I wonder why they can't be stored in the glove box Undecided
I don't use the screen on my sat nav. I rely on the voice instructions.
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Possibly because glove boxes generally aren't locked.
I like visual confirmation like for example when there are 2 left turns close to each other.
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Re: Protecting Sat-Nav

The glove box will be the first thing searched for valuables in the case of a break in. Most people keep their phones / MP3 players / satnavs in the glovebox.
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Do you think if I put it in the glove box and ask her to speak up that will work Undecided

Don`t be daft, Strat...... she won`t be able to see where you are going, or recognise the area you are in... so any route instructions will be completely useless...  Cheesy
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There are times when I wish I could put SWMBO in the glove box  Grin
Since passing her test she is becoming ever more critical of my driving questioning many actions; did you indicate, look out for that car, mind the kerb... - she seems to forget I taught her everything she knows Wink

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@shutter  Grin Grin
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Most people keep their phones / MP3 players / satnavs in the glovebox.

?..or on the dash with the windows down while the family are feeding in McDonalds as I saw in the carpark yesterday.
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Re: Protecting Sat-Nav

With the number of you that have smart phones i wonder why any of you still use satnavs?
My partner is the same, has s smart phone with a sat nav app on it but she's always taking my tomtom with her. To think.. it was actually a present from her to me.. i see why she got it now lol  Roll eyes
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I'm happy to use my Smartphone as a Sat-Nav but SWMBO had to have a proper one Roll eyes

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