Storing Batteries in the Refrigerator

Many years ago we were storing batteries in the refrigerator. Does anyone know if refrigerating batteries really extends the life of a battery?

Koka from USA

November 14, 20050 found this helpful

Hi, Koka, they say with the batteries the way they were made about 20 years ago that they lasted longer stored in the refrigerator; but the new ones are much better now, so you don't have to refrigerate them any more.

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November 15, 20050 found this helpful

I called one of the battery companies and asked how long their battery # printed on the battery, would last. I was told 7 to 10 years.

It's not necessary to store batteries in the 'fridge.

I always wondered about the Dollar Store batteries, since there is no date on the packages! If in doubt, call the manufacturer.

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Just yesterday as I was going to the nearest office to get some soda, I notice they had batteries in the refrigerator. I ask, "Why are there batteries in the refrigerator?"


They told me that batteries at the right temperature will last longer by a whole month because the alkaline acids found in the batteries are cooled down by more charges. Make sure you keep them in small Ziploc bags.

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