Refridgerate Batteries

Let’s not become too scientific. I store my batteries in the refridgerator for two reasons:

  1. I know where they are, especially when one is going dead and I need another without delay.
  2. It is a cool controlled environment. While room temp may be OK, a hot summer day with the sun burning through the window on the drawer they are in can easily exceed 100’F.
    Make it simple, store them in the refridgerator.

Welcome to the Straight Dope, Jaymes, glad to have you aboard.

It’s helpful if you can provide a link to the column or Staff Report that your are discussing, so that everyone can hop over to it, read it, and thus be on the same page (and avoid duplication, repetition, confusion, etc.)

The staff report in question is: Should you refrigerate batteries to make them last longer?

You might also want to check, since there is already another thread on this forum in response to this column, where others have expressed comments you might find interesting: LINK TO THREAD

[Edited by C K Dexter Haven on 03-16-2001 at 11:54 AM]