Extend the Life of Your Spare Alkaline Batteries 

Contrary to what you may have heard, storing batteries at freezing temperatures will actually greatly extend the amount of time they hold a charge – but only for some kinds of batteries. Read on to see which batteries don’t need the meat locker treatment and which benefit.

Freezing extends the shelf life of alkaline batteries by only about 5%); however, keepingNiMH and Nicad batteries in the freezer can boost battery life by an amazing 90%.  If you live in a very hot climate (a shout out to my DJ friends in AZ and CA!) or are storing your batteries in a very hot location, it may be worthwhile for you to store your alkaline batteries in a refrigerator instead.


  • Stacy Zemon is the Founder, Former Publisher and Former Chief Scribe of ProMobileDJ.com. She is a veteran DJ Entertainer who is widely considered an authority on the DJ business, and has become a distinguished industry leader over the course of her illustrious 30+ year career. Stacy’s mission is to provide educational resources for DJs that support their professional growth and financial prosperity. She is a longtime writer for DJ Times magazine, and author of the world’s best-selling DJ books: The Mobile DJ Handbook, The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook and The Mobile DJ MBA. Stacy is a self-described serial entrepreneur (Equal parts creativity and business). From her efforts, she has spawned more professional disc jockey business owners than any other person in the mobile DJ industry!

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