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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jova33, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
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  2. Dabitz

    Dabitz Android Enthusiast

    I used that with my Droid X, I had to keep gluing back the foam cushions that hold the phone. Other than that it was OK. I have a cup holder one now that I like a lot more.
     
  3. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    It's worth it for the $. The plastic area where the screw separates/pushes the mount to fit snug in a cd player has bent and warped, but it still works, albeit a little loose now. I'm gonna jerry rig it and add my own screws to firm it up when I get the chance.

    If you're interested I'll take a pic and show you what I mean
     
  4. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
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    I mean its only 20 bucks. If it'll last me half a year I'll be happy lol.



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  5. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Exactly ;)
     
  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Used it many times with my Nexus and the wife's Bionic. It's great since we don't play any cd's and we have two different sized phones. It's a fantastic mount if you want to use a short cable for music (and the cigarette charger) and not have a device sitting in front of your face on the windshield.
    Highly recommended.
     
  7. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
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    Well I used the tablet mount for a road trip and apparently the GNex doesn't like direct sunlight for extended periods of time. It killed it. Phone wouldn't turn on for like 30 mins. I thought I killed it for good.

    I was looking at the mountek because then it'd sit right in front of an AC vent and I could blast it with cold. And the tablet mount spits out the GNex every 10-20 mins.

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  8. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Cool. Just remember that AC blows cool moist air, when it meets with a hot/warm phone watch out for moisture ;)
     
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  9. NSutherl

    NSutherl Android Enthusiast

    AC DE-humidifies the air, so it blows cold, dry air, not moist air. That's why the air feels feels stickier when you turn off your AC but keep the "cool" air blowing.

    Also, moist air condenses on surfaces that are COLDER than it's (dry bulb) temperature, not hotter. When air comes in contact with a surface colder than it's dew point, the moisture condenses on the surface. Show for sample calc.

    Air coming out of your AC is about 55F dry bulb, 50% Relative Humidity, which is about a 50F wet bulb (dew point). If this air comes in contact with a surface 50F or cooler, the moisture will start to condense on the surface.

    Qualifications: I'm an HVAC Design Engineer :D
     
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  10. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

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    Sweet! I think I understand. So HVAC and your cars AC system act similar. Hence a condenser pump pumps all the moisture the AC collects as it runs in the summer. So when your blowing cool air on your phone in the hot humid summer (location dependent obviously) then you turn off your car to go inside the mall :p, but your phone stays in the car (where temps reach 110-120F) what happens then? :)
     
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  11. NSutherl

    NSutherl Android Enthusiast

    HVAC systems and the AC in your car are very similar, and are essentially the same at their basic component level. The only time a condensate pump is really required is when there is a significant amount of water being condensed out of the air, or if it needs to be disposed of some significant distance (or height) from the cooling coil. Most of the time, the condensate will just drain into a collection pan which is then piped down to a drain (or just onto the ground in your car AC).

    Leaving your phone in the car could cause a few different scenarios:

    1. If the phone is sleeping and not producing much heat, it is safe to assume that its surface will remain the same temperature as the air in the car (110-120F). No condensation will happen because, even if the air in the car is very humid, lets say 90% RH, it's dew point is 117F. Realistically, the sun's radiation will heat the surface of the phone to a bit warmer than the temperature in the car, taking you further from condensation.

    2. If it's a cold day, lets say 50F at 80% RH. When you leave your phone idle in your car, it's safe to assume that its surface temperature will be about what it is outside, 50F. When you get back in your car, lets say you blast the heat (and your phone is in it's Mountek mount right in front of the vents). Assuming your car can provide hot air almost instantaneously, you could theoretically be blowing air past it that is 95F at 20% RH, which has a dew point of about 70F. At this point, moisture in the air could start condensing on the surface of your phone, albeit only for short window, because the phone will begin heating up as soon as you start blowing the heated air across (and you're pumping Pandora on 4G, so it will get hotter even faster) :D

    All in all, there's probably never a real need to worry about condensation on your phone, except in rare cases (bringing your phone into the bathroom while you're showering, for instance). As RH approaches 100%, the dew point gets closer and closer to the temperature of the air. At 60F and raining outside, the RH is 100% and the dew point is 60F. If you have a small bathroom, close the door and windows, and crank up a hot steamy shower, I'll bet the RH can get real close to 100%, meaning you're riding the line of condensing moisture onto on surface less than the temperature of the air (including your phone). Ergo, if you don't want to give your carrier an excuse to blame you for their mfg. defects, don't bring your phone in the bathroom. A shower could actually trip the water damage sensor.
     
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  12. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert
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    Wow... Mr wizard to the rescue lol

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  13. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Awesome Nsutherl thanks for the learn!
     
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  14. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    That is the other thing I like about the Mountek, is that (and this depends on your cars' dash) that it is not in direct sunlight. I've had my Droid reboot while using Nav in the summertime with the old car mount that was on the windshield. (granted it was OC'd, but still, that sucker got hot as hell)
    I've found with any phone that an extended amount of time in Nav mode (and especially if you're running any data heavy apps at the same time) heat them up a bit. Fortunately, they've all had fail safes to either reboot or shut down. Kind of sucks, but at least you're not killing them.
     
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