Batteries are available for a wide range of gadgets. If you have a few battery-powered gadgets, you’ll undoubtedly have a variety of various sorts and sizes of batteries that you’ll need to store in your house for later use. The recommended techniques for storing rechargeable batteries are listed below.
- Make a distinction between the old and new batteries
Separate old (used or partially used) and fresh batteries at all times. Why? If your appliance requires many batteries, it’s ideal if they’re of the same age, or around the same capacity. Separate your used and new batteries in separate containers or plastic bags with the date you purchased them written on them. Batteries of various kinds should also be kept apart from one another. If they’re kept together, they could react and produce a short.
- Keeping children away from metal items is a good idea
Metal items and batteries aren’t the greatest of friends. Batteries may short-circuit if they come into touch with metal. Plastic, glass, wood, or any other material other than metal should be used to store your batteries. A dedicated battery storage box can also be used. Other metal objects should not be stored in the same container as your batteries. This is true not only for coin batteries, which are more susceptible to short-circuits but for all batteries.
- Make careful to keep the humidity under control
High humidity can lead to condensation, corrosion, and leaking. As a result, it should be avoided at all costs. Although a fridge is a decent temperature for storing batteries, the high humidity will greatly increase the danger of condensation. If you must keep your batteries in the fridge, place them in a vapor-proof container and allow them to acclimate at ambient temperature for at least 24 hours before use.
- Keep them at or below room temperature
Have you considered how to properly store batteries in terms of temperature? The majority of people keep them at room temperature, in a dry atmosphere, which is acceptable. Most batteries like a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, although a bit warmer won’t hurt them. Direct sunlight, on the other hand, should be avoided at all costs, as heat is the number one enemy of batteries. What are the consequences of keeping them at temperatures that are too high or too low? The battery’s self-discharge will increase if it is exposed to too much heat.