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Old 08-05-2009, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I manage ~ 75 BBs, many of which are switched out often because our field users are construction workers who often break devices in the course of their work (run them over, drop them from 2+ story buildings, etc). Whenever I switch out one of these broken devices, I keep the old battery. Right now, I put the batteries in an unsealed plastic bag in a filing cabinet in my office.

Anyone have any thoughts as to a better way to store these? I'm no electrical engineer, so I don't know if storing them this way is acceptable or not.

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Can you help me my baclberry wont turn on and it keeps flashing red !
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Can you help me my baclberry wont turn on and it keeps flashing red !
You posted this 5 times in 4 different threads.

Please see your post here: Curve won't turn on, red light blinking

And please don't post more than once, it clutters the forums.
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Can you help me my baclberry wont turn on and it keeps flashing red !
Beyond the thread hijack, I always find posts such as this amusing.

I'll drop you a line if I ever find out how to turn on a red, flashing baclberry...
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I'll drop you a line if I ever find out how to turn on a red, flashing baclberry...

id totally buy a flashing blackberry.

as for the storage question, as long as they are not in extreme cold or heat, they should be fine
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id totally buy a flashing blackberry.

as for the storage question, as long as they are not in extreme cold or heat, they should be fine
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure. Not a big deal to get new batteries, but may as well take care of the ones we have.

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Since batteries operate based on a chemical reaction, wouldn't the batteries be better off stored in a cool or even cold environment, which would slow down the chemical reaction?
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thats why on tv/movies you often see people who have batteries in freezers.
I guess that the extreme cold slows the particles down so they dont move, therefore preserving the energy within them, making them last longer/ optimising their usage.
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I've seen that, but I've also heard that it's not necessarily correct and depends on the type of battery. However, maybe if I take this to the powers that be, I can put a fridge in my office and hide some Guinness behind the batts...
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Sorry, this is really unrelated to your question, but im new, and i was wondering how i can see my previous posts that i cant find under the forums?
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I've seen that, but I've also heard that it's not necessarily correct and depends on the type of battery.
Heard where? It is absolutely correct for any chemical battery. The only exception would be an ultra capacitor which is exotic and you will not find in a Blackberry. Batteries release stored electricity via a chemical reaction. Chemical reactions are slowed by cold and accelerated by heat. High school science.

Next time you go skiing, put your cell phone in an outer pocket, exposed to the cold. After a couple hours, go to the top of the mountain and try to use it. Or better yet, ask the ski patrol what the cold does to batteries...

It slows the chemical reactions, they stop discharging, and the device can't be used...
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Heard where? It is absolutely correct for any chemical battery. The only exception would be an ultra capacitor which is exotic and you will not find in a Blackberry. Batteries release stored electricity via a chemical reaction. Chemical reactions are slowed by cold and accelerated by heat. High school science.

Next time you go skiing, put your cell phone in an outer pocket, exposed to the cold. After a couple hours, go to the top of the mountain and try to use it. Or better yet, ask the ski patrol what the cold does to batteries...

It slows the chemical reactions, they stop discharging, and the device can't be used...
Thanks for the feedback. Heard it on a science show a few years back on TV. It indicated that storing batteries in a refrigerator/freezer make no difference in extending the battery's life.

In any event, batteries are cheap enough and my office cool enough that, I'm not too concerned. Just looking for opinions.
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