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 Runtime 600+ 24/7
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cypher

USA
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Posted - 05/09/2020 :  09:05:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys noob question, can the 600+ run 24/7. I have it sending data thru gmcmaps from home. Or will it run down the unit and tube a lot quicker?
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Damien68

France
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Posted - 05/09/2020 :  11:24:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Personally I prefer to keep it unpowered, unless we pass defcon 1. :)
It could be interesting to have a tube outside powered 24/7 because we would be more sensitive to small variations. indoors I think it's less relevant.
but it can be interesting to keep long records taken from time to time as a reference.
but otherwise it is no problem to keep 600+ running 24/7, it is made for that.

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Edited by - Damien68 on 05/09/2020 13:44:27
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paul

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/09/2020 :  11:36:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes,leaving it on should be fine.
Someone recently calculated it should last for billions of clicks.
Check recent threads.
I was just being cautious,and hoping it would be usable for a great many years.
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