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Freezing can help prolong the life of NiMH and NiCd batteries, which start to deteriorate if left on the shelf. According to industry studies, storing NiMH batteries in the freezer can boost their effective lifespan by 90 percent; NiCd batteries will retain their charge longer too. Keeping common alkaline batteries cool will prolong their shelf life by anywhere from 5 to 20 percent. For best results, store batteries in a sealed zip-lock bag.
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