We’ve all been there before… one day your battery lasts what seems like forever and hardly takes any time to charge, the next, you’re out of battery before midday. It’s infuriating but there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening.
Whether you’re using a phone, laptop, lawnmower or Tesla, here are our top tips for keeping your batteries working at their very best!
Just like us, batteries need exercise to enjoy a long, strong life. You can give your battery a good work out by using your device on battery power regularly. Simply let the battery run down to about 10-20% at least once a week before putting it back on charge
Don’t let it to get down to 0% though as that can damage a battery.
Don’t leave your device on charge all year long or the battery will become lazy and weak.
If you’re planning on not using batteries for a long period of time (more than a month), only charge them to around 50%. Since they naturally discharge over time, giving them some charge to dissipate helps them stay alive.
Also, if possible, take batteries out of the device before you pack it away.
Batteries operate best between 0 Celcius and 45 Celcius. Any hotter, and you risk overheating it. In really unfortunate scenarios, you can introduce a fire risk. However, any colder, and the battery will struggle to perform anywhere near expectations.
To prevent either of these from happening, take precautions. Keep the vents on your device open and clean, don’t leave your device out in the sun or freezing cold, and store your device in a temperature-controlled space.
Some programs or apps drain your battery more than most. You should avoid having these running in the background when you don’t need them. Popular apps such as Snapchat and Instagram can keep your camera ready for use all the time. Be sure to close them after you’ve used them! Another quick way to de-stress your battery is disabling Bluetooth when it is not in use.
A power bank is a great product you should always keep with you on the go. Charge it up, throw it in your car or backpack, and whenever you need to charge your device, you’re all set. Most power banks have around two full charges depending on the device, so you don’t need to worry about running out again. Just make sure you charge your power bank regularly!
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