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Old 06-05-2021, 02:31 PM
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Any suggestions for cooling an iPad. Am using a RAM mount for my iPad which places the top of the iPad a little above the panel. TIA Charlie
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Old 06-05-2021, 02:35 PM
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Can’t vouch for their effectiveness, but they make these for that purpose.

https://www.amazon.com/TopMate-TM-2-...52497748&psc=1
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:13 PM
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Place a piece of white printer paper behind the iPad in its mount.. it’ll keep some of the suns heat from overheating it, as well as providing a little shade to the iPad..
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:23 PM
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Today we had a scorcher in Phoenix. My iPad has shutdown on hi temperature in the past so I bought the mount with two battery powered fans, and I have a couple of 5” X 7” plastic sunshades that are dark green but transparent. I place the shades on the canopy using a quick water spray from a small bottle and them slap them on the canopy to shade the IPad. Worked perfectly today.
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:43 PM
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I made myself an iPad sun shade out of thick paper stock and then had it laminated at Office Depot. I use Velcro to secure it to the top of my iPad mount. In Oklahoma it gets pretty hot in the summer. Only once has it shutdown due to overheating since I started using this shade.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:52 PM
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Which is why I switched over to Android, never had an overheating issue in Phoenix in summer, was so sick of iPad shutting down from April to Nov.


A lot cheaper hardware as well
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Old 06-05-2021, 11:13 PM
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I built this for under $30 and it seems to work.
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:07 AM
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or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on the RAM, and mine’s been running for 500+ hours. ACS has them alright https://www.aircraftspruce.com/searc...h.php?s=x-naut
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Old 06-06-2021, 05:37 AM
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or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on the RAM, and mine’s been running for 500+ hours. ACS has them alright https://www.aircraftspruce.com/searc...h.php?s=x-naut
Best I can determine xnaut hasn’t made a mount for the new iPad 12.9 (gen 4 or 2020 version)
I emailed them to find out when it would be available
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:43 PM
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I built this for under $30 and it seems to work.
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Hi sent you a PM (or least tried to PM you, lol)
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