In fact, it could be having the opposite effect. Refrigerating batteries can cause condensation that can damage the seal and label, and corrode the battery ends.
Generally speaking, exposing batteries to temperature extremes can actually drain the battery of energy. It can also cause leaking — rendering the battery useless.
3. Get a Battery Tester
Did you know that just because a battery stops powering one item doesn’t mean it won’t work on another?
For typically less than $10 at most retail stores, you can purchase a battery tester to test different sized batteries. This will help you determine how much power remains in a battery that you may otherwise trash.
Once you have a tester, you'll also start understanding the power levels required of each of your electronic devices. And this will save you money over the course of the year.
Don't use mostly drained batteries alongside fresh batteries though. Doing so will increase the strain put on those that are more fully charged and accelerate the drain rate.
That equals a loss in money.
4. Keep Compartments Clean
Cleaning spring-based battery compartments is not as labor-intensive as it may sound.
Just grab an eraser and rub it firmly along the spring's edges to remove debris. Then gently blow into the compartment to release that debris.
Why do this?
Because when corrosion builds up on the terminals, it can weaken the connection and cause the batteries to drain more rapidly.
So if you have a device that's draining the batteries regularly, this could help.
5. Use Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries come in many sizes. And using them regularly will save you from having to buy those bulk packages to frequently.
Be sure to purchase a quality battery charge though. It might be more money upfront, but in the long run, it's a sound investment.
Cheap battery chargers work too quickly, don't shut off, and heat up the batteries. A quality charger instead increases your battery's lifespan because they shut off when they're done charging.
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