So there we were aboard 'Bravo' last night, when we were surrounded by a major lightning event. More than has become our typical evening squall. Naturally we put all of the portable electronics into the oven for protection (does this makeshift "Faraday Cage" work??? Who knows??, but at least we feel that we're trying something). Into the oven went 3 laptops, handheld vhf radio, cameras, you get the idea. Oh yes, and also our iPad, which we've been using since El Salvador as a highly valued addition to our navigation gear. (running iNavX software with Navionics charts)
This morning dawned as a perfect morning for a fresh banana bread breakfast. Emptying the oven first, it was easy to miss one piece of black gear in the dark recess of the oven.....yup, the iPad.
Oven lit. Heating up.......what's that SMELL??? EEEEEEEEK!!!!! (actually other expletives were bantered about, but this is a family show!!!)
We quickly peeled off the case, sure that the iPad was "toast".
But amazingly, after hitting the "on" button, it started right up!!!!! Displayed a never before seen message: "iPad is too hot to operate. Allow to cool before using" !!!!! Now how "cool" is that???!!! We're out one case, to be sure, but this "fryPad" continues to help us navigate the Central American waters!!!
|fryPad "fired" up after removing from the melted case|