7 Tips For Using Your Laptop In Hot Weather
Have you ever used a laptop in a warm or hot environment and get worried that it might overheat?
I sometimes feel like my laptop is burning hot and get worried that it may melt at anytime.
This article runs through some tips for using your laptop in hot weather to make sure it doesn’t heat up too much. Read on and allow your laptop to cool down when it needs to …
Tip 1: Hot Cars
One of the most common mistakes is to leave your laptop (or other mobile gear) in a hot car. Inside a hot car exposed to the sun, you will find your laptop heating up extremely rapidly. Just like you won’t leave people or animals in the hot car, you shouldn’t leave your laptop in there either.
Tip 2: Safe Temperature Range
Most laptops have a safe operating temperature range. This tends to be between 50 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 to 35 degrees Celsius. Make sure you normalize the temperature of the laptop before using it indoors or outdoors. For example, if you intend to use your laptop outdoors, warm it up slightly to the outside temperature before starting it up.
Tip 3: Humidity
Remember another thing besides heat – the humidity. Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air and usually the suitable range for laptops is 10 to 80%. If you have excessive humidity, you can have moisture forming on the laptop (or worse, its internal components). So be careful of humidity.
Tip 4: Removable Hard Drive
One of the most important tips is to store your important data in a removable hard drive. If you find your laptop operating in hot temperatures, it is always safer (and assuring) to know your data is backed up elsewhere.
Tip 5: Pack Wisely
This point tends to be overlooked – packing of the laptop. Try to pack your laptop intelligently, and insulate it against heat, direct sunlight and moisture. A good, solid laptop case will also make sure the machine is well-protected.
Tip 6: Watch The Weather
You should be careful of the weather too. Severe storms and cause your laptop to malfunction, especially if it is not surge protected. Make sure your mobile gear includes a surge protector and a spare battery. The surge protector helps to shield your laptop from electrical surges. The spare battery is a backup in case your main battery gets damaged.
Tip 7: Use A Laptop Stand
A laptop stand is increasingly more important as more and more folks turn to laptop usage. Ensure that you get a good model that can disperse heat that your laptop generates. The best ones include fans to help with the heat dissipation.
Hopefully, the above tips have shown you a thing or two about how to protect and use your laptop in hot weather. Make sure you apply these tips the next time you are computing in a hot environment – it will go a long way towards protecting your investment.