Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Is there a downside to storing my binocular in a hot car?

Now we have three pairs of Eagle Optics binocs, all Rangers, and one just purchased of 10 x 42 ED version. So, one pair I thought we'll always have ready at hand by keeping them in the car.

This brings up a question I thought I'd ask you folks: since we now live in southwest Florida, where summer temps can really build up, is there any downside to storing a pair in the car under extreme high temps?

Thanks much.

 Ron V.


 Hi Ron,
I passed along your email to our head technician for feedback. Here is his reply:

"Yes there are downsides. The majority of seals on a binocular are made by rubber o-rings or silicone-based adhesive. The extreme heat that can be reached in cars will cause these elements to break down much more quickly causing fogging issues and cause malfunction of focus rods and eyecups which also rely on rubber to function properly."

If you have any other questions, please contact our office at 800-389-1132.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

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