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Jedi Master Harker

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Storage... new
      #332568 - 31/07/06 09:06 PM
I'm having to store an Akai MPC 3000, MOTU 828, Technics turntables, three DJ mixers, a pair of Yamaha monitors and a Roland VP 9000 in a loft that is at least forty degrees celsius and was wondering how safe this was?

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Re: Storage... [Re: Jedi Master Harker]
      #332576 - 31/07/06 09:21 PM
I'm fairly sure that 40 celcius won't bother your gear too much, but I'd check the manufacturer's spec. Humidity is more likely to present a problem than the absolute temperature.



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Re: Storage... new [Re: Jedi Master Harker]
      #332617 - 31/07/06 10:51 PM
I notice you say at least 40 degrees - do you know how much higher it will go? Some compononents like electrolytic capacitors tend to age faster at higher temperatures. You should also check that any foam or rubber components on the monitors and turntables haven't started to disintegrate after storing for a while.



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Re: Storage... new [Re: Jedi Master Harker]
      #332646 - 01/08/06 12:02 AM
It is unlikely to be a problem in the short term if the gear is switched off. Most equipment is provided with two specs: max storage temperature and max working temperature. Storage is always higher.

Long term, high temperatures will increase the rate of deterioration of things like capacitors, speaker glues, bearing oils etc, but short term shouldn't be an issue.


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Re: Storage... new [Re: Hugh Robjohns]
      #334205 - 04/08/06 12:30 AM
It'll all be stored for about a year.

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