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Where to store batteries at home: they last much longer

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Batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place

There are many opinions on how and where to store batteries. According to one, batteries should be stored in a dry place at room temperature. According to another, batteries need a low temperature, so they should be placed in the refrigerator.

Experts confirm that batteries can discharge faster at too high a temperature. But there is one extremely important rule that is often forgotten: batteries should never be stored in places with high humidity. Read OBOZREVATEL's article on the best places to store batteries at home to make them last much longer.

Can I put batteries in the refrigerator?

Batteries should not be stored at temperatures below +6 °C. The average temperature in a refrigerator is usually +7 °C. So, in principle, the temperature is more or less favorable. But that's not the problem.

The refrigerator is too humid. Condensation often forms there. This will quickly lead to the fact that the batteries will simply start to rust. Remember: the place to store batteries should not only be cool, but also dry.

The only condition under which you can store batteries in the refrigerator is to put them in a special waterproof and vaporproof bag or box. Another controversial question is whether you should put batteries near food at all.

What is the optimal temperature?

Batteries discharge quickly when exposed to too high temperatures. Panasonic experts write on their website that "heat causes more damage than cold, especially over the long term."

After purchasing the batteries, you can store them in their packaging in a closet or in a drawer, as long as the place is dry and the batteries are not exposed to direct sunlight.

Manufacturers say that it is best to store batteries at room temperature and choose a place that is a few degrees cooler.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to understand that the smartphone battery needs to be changed.

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