MBP Battery In The Fridge.

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  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    Would putting my battery in the Fridge extend its battery life?:rolleyes:
     
  2. Fabiano macrumors regular

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  3. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    hey you gave me an idea... may be I can put my MBP on the fridge while playing Crysis, this way Im secure from the nVidia Gpu failure maybe? :D
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Place the whole MBP in the fridge so it stays fresh even after new models are announced! ;)
     
  5. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    In the fridge with a ziplock! The battery will never go bad! :)
     
  6. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    looking at your nickname I would say that you maybe right! you got some experience :eek:
     
  7. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    A fridge works not by generating cold but by pushing hot out - hey hang on a minute, maybe the MBP is already a fridge. :)
     
  8. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    :D
     
  9. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    Its more like a oven ;)

    PS. sorry if Im flooding this thread but you see, I got nothing else to do rigth now...
     
  10. kingshrubb macrumors regular

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    laptop cooling pad might be more convenient :p
     
  11. muldul macrumors 6502

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    ha ha, no i think a fridge is a good definition
     
  12. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    All joking aside

    Though I assume the OP is jesting given the:rolleyes:

    From what I have read for long term storage keeping the Lithium stored at 40% capacity in a cold/dry environment will reduce the loss of capacity. I was just looking up storage techniques since my laptop had a bad battery that was relatively new. It turns out only one cell was bad so I wanted to store the other cells until I got around to converting an old RC plane to electric and use those light high capacity batteries.
     
  13. Jabberwocky246 macrumors member

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    And light bulbs work not by emitting light, but by sucking up dark. A darksink if you will.
     
  14. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that LCD + Freezer = something good happening...
     
  15. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    why?
     
  16. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I thought that freezing temps were bad for LCDs.
     
  17. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    This seems obvious... but why is that?
     
  18. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Because, LCD screens keep a thin layer of liquid in them that can freeze, expand, and cause cracking...
     
  19. zsft macrumors regular

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    Wait...I dunno if there is sarcasm in this...but he is right, the fridge works by sucking heat out. It is not possible to make something "cooler" since "coldness" doesn't exist, all that exist is the lack of energy, ie: the lack of kinetic energy in air molecules, which in plain english is "coldness".

    So I really dunno what you're talking about...
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Or better yet--Food Saver airlock bags!
    Sarcasm my friend. Sarcasm... ;)
     
  21. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    There is something to what the Orig poster said:

    NiMH and NiCd batteries self discharge at a MUCH faster rate than alkaline batteries. In fact, at "room temperature" (about 70 degrees F) NiMH and NiCD batteries will self discharge a few percent PER DAY. Storing them at lower temperatures will slow their self discharge rate dramatically. NiMH batteries stored at freezing will retain over 90% of their charge for full month. So it might make sense to store them in a freezer. If you do, it's best to bring them back to room temperature before using them. Even if you don't freeze your NiMH batteries after charging them, you should store them in a cool place to minimize their self discharge.

    I had an old computer guy tell me to stick a dead laptop battery in the freezer for a couple hours, then charge it. It did take a charge when it wouldn't before. It wasn't like a new battery, but it was usable for a while. Don't ask me why it works.
     
  22. valvehead macrumors regular

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    Yep. Dark Suckers
     
  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Except these are Lithium batteries and the best way to store Lithium batteries is cool dry storage at 60% charged.
     
  24. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if MBA users stick their computers in the fridge after watching youtube...:rolleyes:
     

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