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Original Air Date: Jul 9, 2015

Heat Kills Batteries

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Summer’s here and it’s getting hot enough to make us uncomfortable and cranky during the day.

Do you know what else gets uncomfortable and cranky from the heat?

Your batteries!

Heat is the #1 enemy of the batteries in all your gadgets and being mindful of this can help extend their life.

Leaving your phone, tablet or laptop in a hot car, especially if it’s exposed to direct sunlight will definitely take its toll.

Also, if you notice that your electronics are warm to the touch from being in a hot setting, try to avoid turning them on until they return to room temperature.

You need to also be careful not t o block the exhaust vents on your laptop; using it on a pillow or thick bedspread is a very common way they get overheated.

If you’re going to be outside with your smartphone, do your best to keep it out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Remember, if you’re uncomfortable from the heat, so are your gadgets!