How to Ruin Your Electronics: Heat & Moisture in a Sauna Will Do It!

How to ruin your electronics with heat & moisture? It’s easy & requires no thought. Take them in the sauna with you.

Probably without thinking about it, you’re using the sauna at home or in the gym with your electronics in hand.

The day has come for you to stand up (or lie down) for gadget-free relaxation.  Bite the bullet and find our why.

You bought your Finnleo sauna so you can get away from it all.  Getting away from your gadgets –iPods, iPhones, iPads and their cousins – can mean more quality relaxation time that’s better for you, and better for the electronics, too. The sauna qualities that help you feel better are hard on them.

Can’t stand the heat.

Electronic equipment is made to work at room temperature – a normal room, not a sauna. Apple, for example, recommends no exposure above 95°F. For one thing, heat above 105°F speeds up the rusting that shortens a battery’s life. Temperatures above 158°F can damage the display. On top of that, the materials in the device expand and contract at different temperatures, and the wide degree swings, from outside the sauna to inside and back again, can put stress on the circuit board and connections.

If it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

Sure, your sauna is dry – about 5 percent relative humidity, maybe 25 percent if you throw water on the rocks. But that’s all relative – hot air can hold more water than cooler air. That’s why dew forms when the temperature drops at night. So when you leave the sauna, the moisture inside your device can condense, corroding the electronics, discoloring the display, and voiding the warranty. And the cooling device will draw in surrounding air, which could mean even more moisture if you’re near a pool or shower.

The phone is smart enough to hold your calls, and you’ll have plenty of time to fool with Facebook later. Take care of your gadgets by keeping them out of the sauna – and take care of yourself by getting plenty of relaxation time inside.

The Good Sweat starts with a Finnleo Sauna from Olympic Hot Tub Company.

Don Riling

Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.

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