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The temperature specification presumes that the gyro is mounted to a metallic surface that is at no higher temperature than the ambient air. Although a bare metal surfaces is best, a painted surface is acceptable. Surfaces with poor conduction will reduce the upper temperature limit of performance. The indicated reading of the internal temperature sensor should not, under any circumstances, be permitted to exceed 85°C (185°F).

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The FOG is an analog sensor and, as such, it has an output offset. This means that the output voltage at zero rotational rate is not necessarily zero. To obtain zero output at zero rotational rate, measure the output voltage at the beginning after turn-on when you know the gyro is not rotating and subtract it from further measurements.
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