iPad Overheating Test

The X-naut Challenge

Mojave Desert Road Trip - iPad Overheating Test



 We took our iPad Cooling Case for iPads to the Desert to see how fast an iPad without the Cooling Case would overheat and shutdown and if the iPad with the Cooling Case kept the iPad cool and operational! We went to the Mojave Desert (High Desert) region in Southern California to conduct our test, temperatures in the summer months reach average highs over 110 degrees. We conducted the test in the mid-afternoon to ensure that temperatures in the car would get EXTREME!


We set up a side by side test to see how quickly an iPad without our iPad Cooling Case takes to overheat and shut down while under extreme conditions and will the iPad with the Active Cooling Mount KEEP COOL in extreme conditions. This challenge was designed to visually demonstrate what happens when high temperatures and running applications will do to an iPad. Will the iPad overheat without the Active Cooling Mount?


The test was conducted using two identical iPad models: Apple iPad Air 32GB and running Google Maps application. Both iPads were positioned so the backs were exposed through the windshield of the car. The car did not run air conditioning and the windows were not open. The iPads were fully charged.




We measured 3 data points at the same time:

Channel 1: iPad with Cooling Case - The iPad Cooling Case was running using AA batteries.

Channel 2: iPad without Cooling Case

Channel 4: Ambient Air Temperature

These data points were collected by a multi-channel temperature data logger that we set up in the car, attaching probes to the back of the iPad units and within the car to collect temperatures. The car was moving throughout the test.


After just 16 minutes the iPad without the Cooling Case overheated and shutdown registering a temperature of 126 degrees. The iPad with the Cooling Case stayed at 115 degrees and was operational and the ambient temperature inside the vehicle was 110 degrees. The iPad Cooling Case kept the iPad cool and operational under extreme conditions. iPad overheating during mission-critical tasks and applications is a serious issue that can be very costly and dangerous. The iPad Cooling Case for iPads gives users peace of mind that their iPads will stay cool under extreme conditions.

Prevent iPad overheating!!

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The iPad Cooling Case for iPads was developed from a real-world situation that X-naut CEO Darren Saravis, also a pilot, experienced when his iPad overheated and shut off during a mission-critical situation while flying. This extreme situation led Darren to launch X-naut and develop the iPad Cooling Case for iPads. The technology was developed by conducting extensive thermal imaging tests to identify the main areas of the iPad that run the hottest. Using this data an injected molded vented case and built-in cooling fans that direct airflow over the back of the iPad was developed. 

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About X-naut:

When Every Mission is Critical

X-naut designs solutions that enable people to work and play in extreme temperatures.  We believe that technology tools should not limit the ability to execute mission-critical tasks. It is in this belief that X-naut’s flagship product, iPad Cooling Case for iPads, was designed, tested and approved by the aviation market.  This revolutionary product prevents iPads from overheating in extreme heat. At X-naut, our goal is to move people forward by removing boundaries created by extreme temperatures. Keep Cool and Fly Safe!

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Video Translation 

Hey. We're out here in the high desert in California. We have two identical iPads. One with X-Naut, one without and our mission is to test these iPads and see exactly how long it takes for them to shut down under extreme heat conditions.

We're about to start our test. We have channel one which is with the X-Naut and then we have channel two which is just a regular iPad and then we have channel four which is our ambient air temperature and we're about to take off.

Our X-Naut is going right now at a 112 degrees and our regular iPad is turned off. Not responding because of temperature and I think this test is concluded. The X-Naut is cool and stays cool.