Hello, Question: If I leave a cordless phone at my cottage over the
winter (power is off), will the sustained below freezing temperatures
destroy the NiCad battery? If true, are freezing temperatures bad of
all types of batteries? Thanks for the help! Doug MacQueen.
Can't say it will be good for it but I am sure there are lots of NiCad's in
standby outdoor systems from those solar lights to lojack systems for cars
so I would not worry too much about the cold. I am not sure how good
having it drain to ZERO charge is going to be?
Actually, batteries like cold more than hot, as far as the
battery itself goes. The myth that cold is tough on them comes
from the misunderstanding about starting our cars in freezing
temps. The battery is not the problem, it's the tremendously
increased load of turning over an engine with thicker oil.
I left my cordless at my cabin all winter for years, can't say
there was ever any problem as a result of it.
TP / Network Man __________________________________
If u want the races for free,
Most likely, it isn't the cold weather, it is the fact that it will
discharge. Once it get's to 1 volt per cell, the chance of voltage
reversal is high for that cell and then the battery will be toast
(won't hold a charge).
"Doug M." wrote:
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