iPad in truck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TTM42, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. TTM42

    TTM42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Got another question that I have asked before and was wondering if anyone could help me out because nothing I have tried has worked. But is there any way to keep an iPad from overheating while it stays in the truck all day in the summertime? I have tried to put it in a cooler in the inside of the truck and Ive looked all over the internet and haven't found anything that would make it not overheat because if anyone has an iPad they know when it overheats it wont do anything at all, it won't even turn on. So if anyone has any ideas or any tricks they use to make an iPad usable in the summertime I would appreciate it.
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    I can't answer your question, but I've never had any issues with my iPhone in my truck for nearly 2 years now. I do try to keep it in the shade...but it is constantly plugged into my charger which doubles as my iPhone/iPod/recharger cable for providing music through my truck stereo system.
  3. willowick

    willowick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    It's a known issue with them. Anything other than a fan runs the risk of condensation, so a portable fan and shade are probably your best bets. That or go back to a notepad and pencil?

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Try thermal bag
    You know the one with the shiney silver inside
    Just a suggestion!
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  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I'm jumping on Willowicks idea. Buy a cheap fan at Pep Boys or some other auto parts store and have moving air hit all day. It's a cheap idea to try.
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    I put mine behind the seat by air vent no problem there :waving:

  7. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I had mine in the truck all summer. Just keep it out of direct sun and it will be fine. Might also roll down the windows if you aren't going to be in it for a while.
  8. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,054

    Sell the Ipad.
  9. ironchef66

    ironchef66 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I put mine in its case, which is a heavy duty water resistant case and then i wrap it in a damp t shirt or rag and stick in my glovebox.
  10. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    If it's hot out the inside of your truck is going to be 100 degrees or more when parked in the sun so what difference will a fan or wet rag or anything be doing to help? Hot is hot.
    If you are really worried I would get a dedicated cooler with cold packs or ice and call it my Ipad cooler.
    For myself I just own a flip phone for communicating with people. It lives in my pocket.

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