How to take care of the battery in winter?
Winter has come, which is quite a challenge for the electronics we use. All devices are sensitive to temperature drops, no different with our batteries. So what dangers await our batteries and how to counteract them?
Watch out for the frost
At lower temperatures, the electrons flow more slowly, so the battery does not operate at its highest speed. In frosty conditions, phones can operate more slowly, and they can also jam. Lithium-ion batteries are the most common type of battery. They are found in power banks, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and many other equipment. In addition, the battery in a smartphone discharges faster (this problem can also affect power banks). At temperatures of -15 or -20 degrees Celsius, most modern models of phones can get damaged. If the phone or other device “collapses”, it must not be warmed up quickly after returning to a warm room. A sudden difference in temperature can cause the equipment to break down – for example, there will be a little bit of moisture underneath the housing, which can damage sensitive components. Wait until the equipment has gradually adapted to the room temperature and can only be recharged after a while. Warming up the unit too quickly – placing it near a radiator, for example, can damage parts. To protect your phone from frost, try not to use it so often in the air. In addition, keep it in your pocket as close to your body as possible so that it does not lose heat. It is also worth investing in additional protective measures such as covers.
Limit use of equipment outside
Under normal conditions, each cell operates optimally and the chemical reaction flows without interruption. The electrons released as a result of the reaction accumulate on a negative electrode – anode. As a result of connecting the two battery poles by the receiver, a potential difference is created. As a result, current starts flowing through the electronic circuits of the device. In winter, chemical reactions are slowed down and the equipment can operate more slowly. It is better to hold the phone longer in your jacket than in your hands and then move it to a warm environment. We recommend using headphones in phones – then when you have to pick up the phone, it can remain in your pocket where it will be less exposed to frost.
Remember – electronics are sensitive to frost and can be damaged by inattentive use. If you use some of our advice, your devices will definitely survive the winter!
Author: Leszek Jasiński