With the increasing competition in the digital market, every new day we have a new gadget released. We get inclined to buy the newest, expensive available gadgets out there but they don’t last for more than 2-3 years. The reason is the mistakes we commit unknowingly as we are not well informed about most of the things regarding gadgets. So here are a few tips to increase the life of your favourite gadgets.
1. Charging the battery before it completely discharges.
There’s no need to wait for your gadgets to reach zero percent before you can recharge it. The batteries nowadays are made of lithium-ion which do not have any memory effect. Apparently, manufacturers measure a battery’s life by the number of its full discharge cycles. So if you want to increase the life don’t make the mistake of waiting till it falls down to zero percent.
2. Mobile Chargers you use should strictly be from a reputed company.
If you are tempted by the cheap prices of the local chargers, remember they are cheap because they are made out of cheap quality products. The manufacturers don’t even bother to provide inbuilt controllers to keep them from overcharging.
3. Avoid using protective covers on your electronic devices.
This is one of the mistakes people keep on repeating. Little do they know how much it contributes to reducing the life of their gadgets by heating up the device even more.
4. Remember never to let your device get heated up to a great extent.
Don’t ever place your electronic device around any source of heat or under direct sunlight. This kind of high temperature is enough to destroy the lithium-ion battery present inside your gadgets.
5. Try to keep the display monitor as protected as possible.
Direct sunlight can make the colours of your screen fade away. Be very careful not to use your fingers to clean the display rather use microfiber cloths.
6. Fluctuating voltage is a major threat to the life of your gadgets.
If you are using any electronic device it is suggested does have an uninterruptible power supply. Remember to unplug all your gadgets and remove the chargers or internet cable during thunder storms as the cables work as a get away for the lightning to enter your gadgets.
7. Cleanliness is a way to healthiness.
One of the mistakes we make is neglecting the cleanliness of our devices. To keep your gadgets healthy, clean them every day with soft clothes to remove the dust.
8. Avoid using the ultra-fast chargers available in local market.
These chargers work well until the charge reaches 50%, the battery gets stressed towards the second half cycle of the charge.
9. Discharging is also important.
Experts recommend discharging the electronic gadgets in every three months to 0% and then immediately charge it full.
When you are out in cold try not to use your smartphones. Like high temperatures, low temperatures are also not suitable for electronics.
11. Never hold your laptop screen with fingers.
Too much pressure can leave a permanent dark spot on the display. Don’t repeat this kind of mistakes again.
12. Make sure not to leave anything on the keypad before closing your laptop.
Anything as small as bread crumbs, can be extremely dangerous for the monitor. Small mistakes can make you pay huge.