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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
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!
 
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