How to Protect your Electronics During the Summer Months
This past weekend it was beautiful in Reno. The weather is heating up and summer is finally starting to settle in.
On Sunday morning, I left my iPhone sitting on a chair outside. I retrieved it about 30 minutes later. When I picked it up, it had a big warning symbol on the screen that said “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it” I was pretty shocked since I had never seen this warning before, but I was also happy that the iPhone has a built in temperature monitor to avoid literally frying my phone.
While you are outside enjoying the weather, do not forget to protect your expensive electronics. So, what can you do to keep your electronics safe during the hot summer months?
1. Never leave your computer or electronics in a hot car. This is just setting yourself up for disaster. Bring your electronics inside or with you if you will be out and about. The same goes for the winter months, frigid temperatures in a car can also be troublesome for electronics.
2. Spending the day at the beach or park? Never leave your electronics out in the glaring sun. Hide them under a blanket, in a bag (tucked deep away and preferably in the shade), or your pocket. Also be sure to hide them from prying eyes… I once had an iPod stolen at a community swimming pool. Total bummer to say the least.
3. Transition electronics gradually to changing temperatures… It can shock a computer or electronic when transitioning from 90 degree plus temps to an air conditioned house or office. Make the transition gradual to ease your electronics into the change. Excess moisture caused from rapid fluctuations in temps is never a good thing for electronics.
Oh and if you are at a party and your friend pushes you into a swimming pool and your phone takes an unfortunate dive with you, always remember to never switch the phone on (water and electronics do NOT mix) and to quickly insert it into a bag of dried rice for a few days… Chances are pretty high that your phone will work again. (It worked for me!)
Other tips for keeping your electronics safe in the hot summer months? Leave them in the comments! Have you ever had an electronic device get “fried” by the sun?