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Any of you store your AA, AAA, C, D batteries in the freezer?

Discussion in 'General' started by backbone, Feb 21, 2022.

  1. backbone

    backbone scarred for life

    I have been doing this since the late 80's in our shop fridge/freezer area. I was asked the other day why the hell are the batteries in the freezer? I have no recollection as to WTF I keep them in there. :)

    Weird thing is, I always know where they are and most people don't look for them in there so they don't go missing too quick :P
  2. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    I have in the past, not so much anymore.

    I learned this via a Photography magazine. I believe it slows the chemical activity, somewhat extending its life. Should be brought up to room temp prior to use for best performance.
  3. tony 340

    tony 340 Well-Known Member

    Freezers are for meat

    0 sense preserving a .50 cent battery.
  4. Lawdog78

    Lawdog78 Well-Known Member

    I"ve heard of putting the in the refridgerator...never the freezer. That was 20 years ago though. Now they come labeled as having a 10 year shelf life. Probably longer with the lithium
  5. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Chemical reactions get slower in the cold...faster in the heat.

    Storing them cold helps slow down their loss of energy by slowing the chemical reaction.
  6. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    So why the hell does my truck battery die when it's frickin cold out??? o_O
  7. Saiyan66

    Saiyan66 Stand your ground

    Same reason, slower chemical reactions make less energy.
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  8. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    You must not have bought a battery in a long time because they are expensive as hell nowadays
  9. long path/road

    long path/road let's think about this!..??

    ummm maybe because you just want it to look pretty?? you still should use it..
  10. long path/road

    long path/road let's think about this!..??

    shit for sure...
  11. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    Because the real damage was done in the heat of the summer. then it cant hold it's state of charge with the little it is driven, by a little alternator. I try to charge our autos batteries fully with a battery tender, every 6-8 weeks. your results may vary. Ski
  12. zx6rfool

    zx6rfool Stacks Wood

    https://www.panasonic-batteries.com/en/faq/should-i-store-batteries-refrigerator-or-freezer#:~:text=In short: no.,to rust or other damage.

    Should I store batteries in the refrigerator or freezer?

    In short: no. While cold environments help maintain battery life, refrigerators and freezers are not safe to put batteries in. The moist environment will cause condensation on the batteries. This in turn will lead to rust or other damage. Avoid putting batteries under extreme temperatures at all times.

    This article talks a bit more and was a very quick interesting read. https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...ies-refrigerator-myth-versus-fact/4062734002/
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  13. mikek

    mikek Well-Known Member

    i always stored my cigarettes in freezer....
  14. joec

    joec brace yourself

    Doing that takes up valuable room that can be used for the bodies. So no.
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  15. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    That's because he stores them in the freezer.
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  16. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Did, don't bother these days.

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