Batteries in fridge

Discussion in 'Energy & Electricity' started by DrewDrew, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. DrewDrew

    DrewDrew Guest

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    I've seen people put their batteries in the refrigerator before.....is that supposed to make them last longer or something?
     
  2. ldmaster

    ldmaster Well-Known Member

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    No, not with modern batteries. The idea behind cooling something is that chemical reactions slow, and thus the self-discharge problem is minimized. The old lead-acid cells benefitted from this, alkaline and lithium do not.
     

  3. JeepHammer

    JeepHammer Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
    I tried the batteries in the freezer, but I couldn't tell any difference.

    I've gone over to Nickel-Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries, and I'm just tickled pink with the results.

    They don't run down in a month sitting waiting to be used like the Nickel Cadmium rechargeable batteries used to.

    Solved all my battery storage problems! I just keep a few extra charged ones laying around, and when the old ones come out, I put the fresh ones in the device, and throw the discharged ones in the charger!
    Works great!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008