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Can I plug power adapter outside in the heat and cold

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can I plug power adapter outside in the heat and cold
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Home Security Systems
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Offhand the adapter needs to be protected from snow, ice and rain- so if you're going to plug it in outside- you need an "Outside" GFCI with a cover. The adapter should be underneath the cover at all times. Besides that, it will have no problems with cold, however heat is the enemy of all electronics- so if you're referring to having it directly in the sun during the summer- that will cause the adapter to burn up in short time. Ideally these adapters should be used indoors- however with care (outside GFCI, covered and out of direct sun) they will be fine.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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