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Old 3rd December, 2004, 04:14 PM
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Depends on how cold is 'cold'. Generally you don't want to start the device at temps below 0 °C, because thermal expansion resulting from the heat generated by the current inrush could fracture the crystal latice and destroy the device.

Once you've got it running, though, you should be able to get it quite cold (like into the sub 100 °K range) without hurting it.
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