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How will they hold up against the cold?

david-, modified 10 Years ago.

How will they hold up against the cold?

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 8/25/11 Recent Posts

I've been googling a bit and while I found articles about heat, I did not find any about the cold.

So the issue is that my room gets very cold at nights, I really want some estimates on which temperatures I can have the genelecs in. It would not surprise me if it's around 0-2 celsius by morning at winter here (inside my room). And my reason for asking is obviously so I don't damage my speakers (and other equipment such as guitars, microphones etc.)

The temperature change is quite swift as well I would say. it gets really cold really fast when I turn off my computer and go to bed. I could really use some sort of heater/radiator, and might get one if it's bad.

I hope you know about which temperatures are okay and which aren't. I asked Sony the same thing about one of my handheld recorders, the only response I got was "We advise you to not use it at extreme temperatures". But what's an extreme temperature for a handheld recorded that's built to be used outside? 0c? -5c? -20c?

ilkka-rissanen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: How will they hold up against the cold?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi David,

Our speakers are specified to be used indoors, in an 'office environment'. By numbers this means +15 ... +35 deg. Celsius temperature and under 80% (non condensing) humidity. We do not recommend using them outside of these conditions.
docamer, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: How will they hold up against the cold?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 8/13/20 Recent Posts

Very old thread but anyway I have the same problem with my conditioner and I'm looking for a way to solve it.

elisecoen, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: How will they hold up against the cold?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 9/2/20 Recent Posts

Electronics that suffer this build-up of moisture can have failures related to corrosion. One way to prevent a moisture related failure is waiting a few hours before powering on electronics that have been kept in cold weather after a warm up has occurred. This will allow any condensation to dry before electricity is conducted.

While normally a cool environment is preferable to a warm one when it comes to keeping your electronics up and running, if it gets too cold, certain components can suffer sudden failure.

Batteries within mobile electronics, back-ups for programmable logic controllers or batteries in uninterruptable power supplies and chargers can all be negatively affected by cold weather. When a battery gets cold it discharges at a more rapid rate. This discharge rate also called “rundown” will gradually lesson the charge potential even when the battery warms up. This will lead to the battery eventually becoming not able to effectively hold a charge at all.

The advice I would give you is to wait for the electronics to warm up before operating on them.