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Title: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Nathan Railey on June 01, 2011, 08:42:28 pm
I was wondering what others do if a FOH tent is not an option for an outdoor gig to protect a digital console from the direct sun/heat. I just had to replace a card on my board because it got so hot under the direct sun that it locked up. Is a tarp enough, or do you need sometype of reflective blanket to help?? Thoughts and suggestions.
Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: info@travelingmonkeysound.com on June 01, 2011, 11:13:20 pm
Well shade is shade and that tarp probably could buy you enough heat protection to keep the console alive as long as your not in the desert. But you're gonna look pretty darn slick mixing from underneath the tarp. I guess that's the other kind of wow factor?

But if the client seriously objects to providing cover for several tens of thousands of gear are they willing to assume the liability for the possible damage?
Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Tim Weaver on June 02, 2011, 06:16:28 am
The Reflective blanket is the way to go.
Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Nathan Railey on June 02, 2011, 10:03:43 am
The Reflective blanket is the way to go.

Do you have one? If so, what kind/brand. So far, all i can find is the really cheap one that are put into a first aid kit, that wont last but 1 gig.

Thanks
Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Pat Latimer on June 02, 2011, 11:30:06 am
Do you have one? If so, what kind/brand. So far, all i can find is the really cheap one that are put into a first aid kit, that wont last but 1 gig.

Thanks

Found this on a quick Google search:

http://www.cleardomesolar.com/cooltarp.html

Hope this helps.

Pat

Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Tim Weaver on June 02, 2011, 11:01:06 pm
This material is kinda hard to find for some reason. I haven't bought from this site, but this is the stuff I've used and it works well.

http://www.silvershademesh.com/
Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Nathan Railey on June 03, 2011, 11:01:06 am
I found this on a google search, ended up finding this same one at a local backpacking shop and it works great. It is waterproof as well, so it makes a very good thing for FOH even with a tent.

http://preparedness.com/allweatblan.html

Title: Re: Protecting a digital console from the heat/sun?
Post by: Ray Soly on June 03, 2011, 01:14:51 pm
i've used something like this......

http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=564&ParentCat=254




RayS