Once the summer arrived to the north hemisphere, our gadgets face to increased risks due to heat, sand and humidity. Because of their electronic components, mobile phones, tablets, cameras and so on, tend not to have a good relation with the constraints above. However, there are very simply ways to reduce the risks that these enemies represent to our gadgets.
Protect from the sun and heat
The excessive temperature it’s a huge enemy of batteries and electronic materials, being much affected in every situation: in use, stand-by and even just disconnected.
There are devices that are prepared to self-protect from excessive temperatures and, if it is the case, it appears an icon or a message on your device before the equipment turn off or until the temperature return to acceptable values. Therefore, note that even through this auto-protection mechanism, when the equipment turn off it was already exceeded the “healthy” temperatures for the normal equipment operation.
The easier and obvious way to avoid overheating is do not put the equipment directly exposed to the sunlight or in extremely hot locals for a long period. A common error between the mobile devices users is leaving this equipment inside the cars in summer days. This mistake causes the equipment to be exposed to temperatures well above to recommended. For instance, inside a closed car in a summer day, the temperatures can exceed 50⁰C in less than thirty minutes, even keeping a window partially open.
If the equipment is already hot, either by use or by extremely temperatures exposure, it should reduce its use to the minimum or even turn it off and keeping it in a cool place in order to normalize the temperature. Note that until the temperature return to normal values, the equipment shouldn’t be used.
Cool and dry devices, even in the beach!
If you are a true beach lover, so your equipment are at permanent high risks, and that means that you should give to them a special attention. The ideal, for sure, is not to take the gadgets with you to the beach, not only because of the hazard that it represents for the electronic equipment, but also because you will go to the beach to take a rest and not to work, responding to e-mails or callings.
However, if you are actually dependent of your useful friend, and you can’t stay away from your work or social networks, for instance, note that you must put the device in the bottom of the bag, covered by a cloth or a towel. Therefore, you can protect your device against its three enemies that are on the beach: the sun, sand and humidity. The sun we have already explained why it’s aggressive for your gadget friend. Therefore, let’s now evaluate the other two elements. Sand is undoubtedly the worst enemy for touchscreens. Even the more resistant screens with extra protections tend to suffer risks easily. Humidity come from cold drinks that we carry on inside our bags to the beach, for instance, and for sure, our devices do not like as well.