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Old 07-15-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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P3 LCD washing out

I recently bought a Tekonsha P3 with liquid crystal display. Is anyone else having a problem with the LCD washing out (looks like you took a black grease pencil and scribbled on the screen) in hot weather? I had this problem with a stop watch on our range during hot weather and had to get rid of it because it was worthless.
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Hi Craig,

I remember the first LCD watches had a problem when out in the sun. They would turn black. Donít know if it was the light or the heat. This was back when a digital watch cost over $100, so you get an idea of the time. Havenít heard of it in quite a while. Maybe brake controllers are just making it into the 70s.

Why do you need a stopwatch on your range?

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Old 07-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #3
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Craig, I've had that problem with almost every lcd screened piece of electronics I have had. Once they get hot, the lcd kind of goes black. If you leave them in the sun, the lcd can rupture, ruining it. This has happened to me, the only remedy I have found is to keep them out of excess heat, and in the shade.
Maybe you can fabricate a cover for the brake controller , just slip it on when you aren't using it.
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I just ordered a P3......... How do you like it other than the LCD???

I assume P3 stands for Prodigy Ver 3.0??
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Why do you need a stopwatch on your range?

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Hi Vaughan,
It is used for timed fire at the 7.5, 15 and 25 yard line for pistol qualification at our Academy.
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I just ordered a P3......... How do you like it other than the LCD???

I assume P3 stands for Prodigy Ver 3.0??
I recently switched out a Prodigy for a P-3. Just towed 3700 miles with it and no problems and no wash-out. Seems to hit the brakes a little quicker than the Prodigy and has way more options and diagnostics too. NICE!
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How do you like it other than the LCD???
I assume P3 stands for Prodigy Ver 3.0??
I like the display info when the truck is cool enough inside to keep it clear. I had planned on hooking up, taking the trailer for a spin this past weekend but ended up putting some finishing touches on the rear double bed platform I replaced. I also helped one of my sons move his belongings from a storage facility to a house he and his fiance are moving into.

This Friday I plan on taking the trailer for a spin to set all the parameters of the controller in preparation for a 4 day fishing, jetskiing, good food-eating, drinking (in moderation I hope) social gathering with my oldest son, his labrador retriever, a couple hunting buddies, one of their girlfriends and one of their wives. I planned this several months ago for the last weekend of July and have been ready to go ever since. One of the hunting buddies can cook fresh catfish caught Friday night, coated in cajun style batter and fried in peanut oil about as good or better than any catfish house I have even been in. I look forward to it every year.
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Mine's OK

I haven't noticed that problem with mine, but it's only got into the mid 90's so far here this year. In fact, Unlike a laptop or cell, the LCD screen has been quite easy to read even on the bright sunny days.
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Hi Vaughan,
It is used for timed fire at the 7.5, 15 and 25 yard line for pistol qualification at our Academy.
Of course! Had my head in Airstreams, not on the pistol range. I was thinkin why can't he just put the timer on the counter instead of on top of the stove.

Why don't you consider a Timex Data Link watch?

Timex Ironman Data Link USB Watch - Wal-Mart

I wear one while cycling, and never have this problem. You can even customize the countdown timers using the included software on your PC and download via USB.

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Ummmmmmmmmmmmm Catfish....... Cajun batter..........
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