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Just spoke to an engineer of detectors this morning and here is what I got back.

Indeed, both extreme cold AND extreme heat can adversely affect the performance, due to the detector going out of tolerance, such as resistors etc.

The impact on performance (on cold) may be about 2db and it would be temporary. Extreme heat on the other hand may have more long lasting impact.

So this is coming from someone who not only develops them, but actually tests them in those sorts of conditions.

Bottom line: it probably isn't a bad idea to remove them from the vehicle, if possible.
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Just spoke to an engineer of detectors this morning and here is what I got back.

Indeed, both extreme cold AND extreme heat can adversely affect the performance, due to the detector going out of tolerance, such as resistors etc.

The impact on performance (on cold) may be about 2db and it would be temporary. Extreme heat on the other hand may have more long lasting impact.

So this is coming from someone who not only develops them, but actually tests them in those sorts of conditions.

Bottom line: it probably isn't a bad idea to remove them from the vehicle, if possible.
Especially in the summer!
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Especially in the summer!
Indeed!

I once measured the temperature in my vehicle one summer day and it was 150 on the dash!!! Ouch.
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Temperature greatly impacts performance on manually tuned radar detectors which do not have any form of temperature compensation. LO's frequencies will change with temperature. This is why some false alerts will start alerting again on our GPS enabled detectors after they have been stored. The frequency of the false alert's radar changed with the temperature. This shows how our detectors do not lock out large amounts of X or K band when they store a signal (yet others using this form of false alert elimination do)

All of our detectors are digitally calibrated which compensates for frequency drift due to temperature changes. There is no performance change with temperature changes on them. The detector will shut itself off if it gets too hot to function properly.
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All of our detectors are digitally calibrated which compensates for frequency drift due to temperature changes. There is no performance change with temperature changes on them. The detector will shut itself off if it gets too hot to function properly.
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