Question: Do I connect positive or negative first?

“Positive first, then negative. When disconnecting the cables from the old battery, disconnect the negative first, then the positive. Connect the new battery in the reverse order, positive then negative.”

What happens if you connect black first?

When you connect the cables, start with the positive/red one onto the positive battery cable and it will not spark. Now connect the negative cable (black one) to a piece of metal that is away from the battery, which means it is away from any hydrogen gas emitted by the battery.

When jumping a car where do you connect the negative?

Common Steps to Jump-Start a Car First, clamp one end of the positive cable to the dead batterys positive clamp. Now have a helper connect the other end of that cable to the other batterys positive clamp. Next, connect the negative cable to the negative terminal on the good battery.

Do I have to disconnect both battery terminals?

Be sure never to let the wrench touch both the negative and positive terminals at the same time. Even though the battery is technically dead, there might be enough residual electricity in it to short it out and create a spark, and you dont want any sparks around the battery or the engine compartment.

What color do you attach first when jumping a car?

The safest order to attach the jumper cables is as follows: Attach one red jumper cable clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery. Attach the other end of the same cable, the second red jumper cable clamp, to the positive terminal on the working (live) car battery.

What happens if positive and negative wires touch?

If the terminal remains in firm contact with the post of the opposite polarity, nothing will happen. The charge will flow from the positive post of the battery to the negative post of the battery.

What happens if battery polarity is reversed?

When the cables are incorrect, reverse polarity can occur. The current goes in the wrong direction when the polarity is reversed. If anyone touches the device, it can cause electrical shocks or damage it.

Do I connect red or black first?

When removing the old battery, remember to first disconnect the cables from the negative terminal, which is usually black and has a minus (-) sign then disconnect the cables from the positive terminal, which is usually red and has a plus (+) sign.

What comes first red or black?

Safety: Always remove the negative cable first, then the positive cable. When you connect the battery, connect the positive end first. Here is the order: Remove black, remove red, attach red, attach black. Ensure that the connections on both end are secure by trying to move the battery around.

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