At my home we have all sorts of electronics that need batteries in order to function. However, depending on what brand of batteries you buy some of them will feel as if they’ve lasted several months while others can last a couple of days. In my house, the batteries power just magically ends very quickly. Meaning that throughout the week I have to go to the store to purchase new packets just so they get drained a couple of days later. I’ve tried all sorts of brands and none last long enough. I discovered that there’s a way to make them last longer. Here’s how:
Use the Right Battery for the Job
Certain gadgets will suck the power out of your batteries. For example, digital cameras will quickly drain alkaline batteries (this explains why my camera never had battery after a couple of hours of usage). In that case, I advise to use alkaline batteries specially designed for high-drain appliances
Put Batteries in the Fridge
This may sound like something crazy but trust me, it works like a charm! I’ve always heard about this trick and always thought it was a silly idea made by people ho wanted to mess around with others. But after some research, it turns out that it does work. However, this works great for NiMH batteries. They’ll retain 9/10 of a full charge while stored in the fridge. Studies have shown that alkaline battery life is extended by only 5% if kept in the fridge.
Buying rechargeable batteries goes a long way. This can even be a life-saver for many. I suggest Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) as they are better than rechargeable alkaline batteries.
Remove Batteries From Seldom-used Devices
At Halloween you may have purchased a plastic skull in a barrel that has a motion sensor attached. When someone passed that device, the skull popped out and said something both corny and chilling. When Halloween was over, you should have taken the batteries out of the device. Store them in a dry, cool place. (Source: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/).