Do batteries last longer when you let them die before you charge them again?

Answer I've been a TV broadcast engineer working with portable news equipment since the 1970's. For consumers, the 'charge memory' has been pretty much a myth. It's true enough, but under very limited c... Read More »

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Do batteries last longer if you freeze them?

Freezing an alkaline battery helps it to maintain its charge, but only by a tiny amount in comparison to when it's stored at room temperature. However, it will improve battery life span significant... Read More »

Do batteries last longer if you keep them in the refrigerator?

A refrigerator, with a temperature range from 0°C to 10°C [32°F to 50°F], is a good place for storing batteries, especially primary batteries. The refrigerator may, of course, also be used to s... Read More »

Do batteries last longer if you take them out of an appliance (or whatever) while not in use?

its a perfectly valid questionthe answer depends on the circuitry.if you have a torch - a simple enough circuit containing batteries [power source] bulb [load] and switch [circuit breaker]the switc... Read More »

Does freezing your batteries really help them to last longer?

Putting batteries in the freezer or refrigerator doesn't necessarily prolong their life Alkaline batteries stored at "room temperature" self discharge at a rate of less than two percent per year. ... Read More »