X-Ray and Solar Cells

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    X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Hi all,
    I was reading a post about two weeks ago. Someone mentioned (sry, can't remember who) that they heard the x-ray scanners at airports could damage the solar cells on the g-shocks.
    Since I'm taking a Frog on a much needed diving vacation in about 3 weeks, does anyone know if there's any validity to that?
    Thanks so much!
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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Have no fears from X-rays. I wore mine to work & it went through an x-ray machine every day for almost a year with no effect to the watch at all. X-rays are just another form of light.

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowback View Post
    Have no fears from X-rays. I wore mine to work & it went through an x-ray machine every day for almost a year with no effect to the watch at all. X-rays are just another form of light.
    Following that logic, so are microwaves; but I wouldn't want to put my watch in a microwave oven

    Back on topic: there should be no ill effects from an X-Ray machine at the airport on your watch. Let not your heart be troubled

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    That's a fantastic idea for a G-shock torture test, though....
    Has anyone tried putting their watch in a microwave before?

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    notg true i used to take my solar G's on a plane every 2 weeks and it went thru the x-ray all the time
    and it runs fine
    so dont worry and enjoy your trip

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    No need to worry.
    Last week i have a mri scan and I, and they, forgot to ask for my watch, the Gulfman wave.
    It's still running...
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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowback View Post
    Have no fears from X-rays. I wore mine to work & it went through an x-ray machine every day for almost a year with no effect to the watch at all. X-rays are just another form of light.
    Yeah, the watch is fine, but how are your gonads?

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegum View Post
    Yeah, the watch is fine, but how are your gonads?

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorro View Post
    No need to worry.
    Last week i have a mri scan and I, and they, forgot to ask for my watch, the Gulfman wave.
    It's still running...
    I'm glad the watch is OK, but of course an MRI scan doesn't use X-rays anyway!

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    Re: X-Ray and Solar Cells

    :oops:
    Yep, my misstake
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