How does the cold affect your technology?
1. Your batteries will drain rapidly in the cold. After a few hours in the cold, your battery will likely be drained completely, rendering your equipment useless until its next charge.
2. Damage is done to screens and monitors when left out in the cold. The more times your technology temperatures reach below freezing, the more likely your screens and monitors will stop working entirely.
3. Cold technology accumulates condensation when quickly warmed. You may have noticed a thin layer of condensation on your gadgets if you brought them inside after spending a few hours in the cold. This condensation is damaging to your technology as it not only accumulates on the outside of your gadgets, but the insides as well, damaging its internal components.
How cold is too cold?
As a general rule, if it’s too cold for you outside, it’s too cold for your technology. If your gadgets are going to be exposed to temperatures below freezing, you can bet that they’re going to be negatively affected.
The solution is simple; bring your stuff inside with you. The worst thing to do is to leave your gadgets in the car overnight, as winter nights bring the chilliest temperatures.
Note: If you do happen to leave your technology in the cold for several hours in freezing temperatures, don’t use it right away. Bring your devices inside and let it gradually warm up before you recharge and use them. This will help keep the internal components functioning as they should in regular operating temperatures.