Why Extreme Temperature is a No-No for Your Gadgets

Gadgets

Gadgets can have a lower performance and it can degrade eventually if it was exposed to hot weather. / Photo by: digitalphotolinds via Pixabay

 

Hot weather and electronic gadgets generally do not mix especially during summer. Which is the reason why really expensive gaming PC’s are rigged with complex air or water cooling systems, and why laptops occasionally lower their performance automatically to keep the heat they generate down.

 

Heat and Gadgets

Electronics do not like heat more than anything. Batteries in laptops and mobile devices, for example, when subjected to too much heat over an extended period of time can speed up its internal chemical reactions, which leads to degradation that lessens their performance.

And it isn’t just the battery at risk. Phone screens too will get burned when left out in the sun for too long, leading to permanent damage to the display. At extreme temperatures, the adhesive holding everything together as well as the plastic casing can get horribly warped and damaged due to melting.

Thankfully, more modern-day gadgets are now designed to have safeguards in place when the heat becomes too much of a problem. An example will be automatic shutdown or system restart to cut off the rising heat.

 

Keeping Cool

Keeping your devices cool should be easy enough to understand but requires a small amount of responsibility as well. You have to be aware when you might be exposing your gadgets to warmer-than-normal temperatures or to direct sunlight.

Generally, the harder your device works the hotter it gets. Whether you have a smartphone, a laptop, a tablet, or a desktop computer, the best way to lessen keep them cool is to simply turn them off and/or placed in a cool, dry location.

Extreme cold is also bad for your electronics, as well as moisture in large quantities. Placing your device in a place that might cause it to undergo condensation is not a good idea.