Here’s How to Protect Your Devices from Summer Heat

Summer gets intense during mid-year in Singapore. You must be keeping yourself cool and comfortable in air conditioned environment. Then, you have a sunscreen to protect your skin from scorching heat.

What about your devices like Smartphone and laptops? Heat and humidity affect all types of electronics. It has proven that repeatedly exposure of devices to heat affects the semiconductors and shortens the life of a device. Circuit systems within electronics perform better at lower temperature. Some devices begin to break down at temperature more than 120 degree. Simply put, the hotter the temperature, the less functional the devices will be.

The recommended temperature for laptop is below 122 degrees Fahrenheit while smartphones shouldn’t be kept more than at 72 degrees of temperature.

Learn here how to protect your devices from the summer heat:

Protect Your Devices from Direct Sun Exposure:

Don’t leave your devices in direct sunlight, especially when it’s in charging mode. The direct sunlight falling on the device lead to overheat which in turn affects the battery. It is recommended to keep them under a shade or cover them.

Do Not Leave Them in a Hot Car:

Leaving your gadgets in car when it’s scorching heat outside can damage them as the temp inside gets hotter from the temp outside. If it is necessary to keep them in car, make sure to cover them with a light colored towel or in a casing. However, it is better to avoid them leaving at hot place.

Avoid Keeping Your Device in the Freezer if it gets too hot:

Shifting your devices from one temp to another is not good. For example, it may lead to condensation (trapping of the water inside) if you put your hot devices somewhere like freezer. Just turn off them and leave it in a cool area at a room temperature.

Miscellaneous Tips:

  • Turn the devices off in extreme heat. Let them cool off before turning them on.
  • Use laptop cooling stand.

Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS when they are not in use. These can overheat the battery.

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