Battery install - connect which post first - ground or positive?
You connect the positive post first and then the negative. I have been in the automotive industry for 5 years now and that is always how it is done. Reason being if you connect them the opposite way it can create a spark which is very dangerous due to the hydrogen gas produced by batterys. I recommend wearing safety glasses and wearing protective gloves.
Connect the positive lead to the battery or a spare positive terminal at the fuse panel, run it to the switch with an in-line fuse, run from there to the positive terminal on the horn. Mount the horn and connect the ground wire to ground on the chassis.
Yes connect the positive first to the positive battery post, and then connect the negative ground to the engine somewhere and not to the battery.
Connect the positive clip of the charger onto the positive post of the dead battery. If the battery is located inside of a vehicle, connect the positive charger clip to a grounded surface--like an engine block--on the vehicle.
You connect the cables BEFORE you plug in or turn on the charger. Positive (red) to battery positive first, then negative (black) to battery ground. Then you turn on your charger and set the timer.
Center terminal is connected to the positive from the battery. Outside is connected to ground (-).
Connect jumper cables from the positive battery post, on your BMW, to the positive battery post on the charged every. Connect the ground together. Allow the battery to charge for a minimum of 10 minutes.
no matter what vehical it is, the proper way to disconnect a battery is to disconnect the ground side first ,then the positive side to reconnect it is exactly opposite you connect positive side irst then connect ground side ground side in case your not sure is the negative side of battery
Connect the two 12 volts batteries in Series. Battery 1 & 2. Connect the negative post (-) of battery 1 to the negative (-) ground cable. Then connect the positive (+) post of battery 1 to the negative (-) post of battery 2. Connect the positive (+) post of battery 2 to the positive (+) cable. You now have 24 volts as the batteries are wired in series.
connect the power and acc wires together and put them on the positive and the ground to the negative
Take the # 1 battery and connect the positive cable to the vehicle. Then connect the negative cable on # 1 battery to the positive post on battery # 2. Finally connect the negative post on battery # 2 to ground on the vehicle. You will have 12 volts but only the amperage of #1 battery.
I connect a spare battery to the system with jumper wires, positive to an accessory post on the vehicle and the ground to a good engine ground. Keep in mind the vehicles positive battery cable will be hot even after the vehicles battery is removed.
You really don't need to replace anything! But his will allow you to ADD the more common negative ground accessories. This will work for tractors, trucks, cars... whatever. Switch the wires at the coil. Reverse your battery connections (turn your battery around and connect positive cable to positive post on the battery) and connect the negative cable to the ground. Connect a wire from the positive post of the battery. Take the other end… Read More
You should connect and disconnect the negative post first. This way, if your tool touches ground when you work on the positive post, you don't short circuit the battery.
yes but remember to connect the positive (red) to the positive on the battery, and the negative (black) to a good ground ,away from the battery. this will prevent a spark near the battery and a possible explosion.
Answer Red cable (+) goes to starter solenoid and Positive side of battery Black (-) cable goes to engine ground. When disconnecting a battery always disconnect the ground cable from the battery first. When connecting a battery always connect the ground cable to the battery last.
Do you connect the ground cable first on a car with a positive ground system when installing a battery?
No, the ground cable gets always disconnected first and connected last, regardless of ground polarity.
The (Red) positive post is larger than the (Black) negative post and on almost every battery I have even see the + & - are embossed on the battery. The red, positive battery cable will go from the battery to the starter. The black, negative cable will connect to ground.
make sure the coil is a positive grounded coil, most are negative ground. battery just hooks up opposite to usual the coil is the only thing u need to make sure of
Take your hot (red) wire and connect it to the 12v positive from the battery or any other ignition source. Ground the black wire. Solder the yellow (out) wire to the power in of whatever you are filtering (head unit, amp, lighter, etc)
All batteries will have clearly marked posts, look for the molded + sign next to it or on the side of the battery. The grounding post will have a negative "-" sign next to it. If connecting your battery to the car, connect the positive post first, then the ground.
Yes you can if the battery is the problem. connect the red on car with good battery to the positive ( + ) terminal, then the red on the dead battery, connect the black to the negative ( - ) on the good battery and the black to a good chassis ground( exposed metal in engine bay ) a good spot is the strut mount bolt.
Connect the positive terminal on one battery to the negative terminal on the other with heavy wire and battery clamps. Connect the remaining positive terminal to the metal chassis of the tractor, and run the remaining negative wire to the items to be powered, with any luck at all, through a fusebox.
Nothing happens to the vehicle if you connect the negative side first.But is is safer to connect the positive side first. Reason If the negative side is already connected and you put the positive side on you take a chance of touching a part of the body or radiator with your wrench while tightening it, causing the positive side to ground out. If your negative side is not connected yet and you touch the wrench… Read More
How do you know which battery cable is positive and which is negative in a car if they're not labelled and not connected to a battery?
Following the cables into the engine compartment. The positive cable will run to the alternator or the starter. The negative cable will just connect to a ground source (engine block, frame, etc.)
Yes This Cable Is Connected To A Group Of Cables That Run To The Battery Positive Side, To Allow The Alternator To Charge The Battery.,Do Not Remove Or Install An Alternator Until You Remove The Ground Terminal From Your Battery.
When a battery has two positive and two negative terminals is it ok to connect one battery to a second battery using the second terminal?
the two terminals both conect to the electrode of the battery,so, you can conect two batteries with the two "terminals" for parallel circuit or series circuit. Rocky_B - Yes you can do this to give yourself some extra amps, but connect the negative to the negative of the other battery and the positive to the positive of the other battery - This is what previous poster meant by parallel. Warning: If this is for an… Read More
Batteries are neither positive nor negative ground. It is the circuit itself that determines the common ground. For example: If I have two circuits, one needing 6vdc negative ground and the other needing 6vdc positive ground, the battery would be installed the same way in both circuits (positive terminal on the battery to the positive connection in the circuit, regardless of whether the circuit is positive or negative ground). The reason for labeling the ground… Read More
The jumpers were probably connected incorrectly. Should be positive to positive and negative to negative. Leave one negative connection last and connect to a good ground on the engine if possible.
Positive. This way, a tool on the positive terminal won't cause a short if it accidentally touches ground. By the same token, you want to disconnect negative first when going the other way.
You can connect the battery ground cable to the frame of the vehicle or to the engine.
(1) Connect positive cable to positive post of battery that is being jump-started (2) Connect opposite end of positive cable to positive post of battery that is doing the jumping (3) Connect negative end of cable to negative post of battery doing the jumping (4) Connect opposite end of negative cable to GROUND on vehicle being jump-started. Be sure and connect in the order indicated (1-2-3-4). To disconnect cables after jumping, reverse the steps (4-3-2-1)… Read More
Electrical sytem positive ground
To jump start a Vauxhall Vivaro van, start by removing the battery cover. Taking your cables, connect one end of the lead to the positive terminal on the discharged battery, then connect the other end of this lead to the positive terminal on the battery you are jumping from. Take the other lead and connect it to the negative terminal on the discharged battery. Next, use the end of this lead to connect somewhere to… Read More
To install a tachometer in a '87 Monte Carlo SS, run the tachometer wiring around or through the dash board. Next, connect the tachometer's black wire to the battery ground of the vehicle.
There are 2 battery terminals. A positive or hot and a negative or ground. The positive is slightly larger than the negative.
To replace the battery in most years of Chevrolet Celebrity: Use a 15 mm wrench to remove the two bolts in the brace just above the battery and move the brace out of the way. The ignition switch should be off as well as all lights etc. Use gloves to protect your self from the acid in the battery. Remove the battery hold down at the front base of the battery. Remove the ground wire… Read More
start your own car like it was a regular old day. while the car is still on disconnect the car battery and remove it, get a pair of jumper cables connect them each end to the battery wires (positive to positive and negative to negative). get your hydraulic battery you gotta put it on something other then the ground. connect the other end of the jumper cables to the battery and charge its that easy… Read More
1. Connect one end of the positive cable to the "dead" or low battery positive post. 2. Connect the opposite end of the positive cable to the positive post of the battery being used for jump starting. 3. Connect one end of the negative cable to the negative post of the battery being used to jump start. 4. Connect the opposite end of the negative cable to a good ground on the "disabled" vehicle. Start… Read More
The battery should connect negative side to ground, positive side to the starter switch. Make sure that the wires do not rub to where they will short when going into the engine.
To your vehicle chassis.
Cars in which the positive terminal of the battery is connected to the chassis. They require specially designed components built for positive ground cars. The usual configuration is a negative ground (the negative battery terminal connected to the car's chassis).
You do not connect any wire from the alternator to the starter. The positive wire from the alternator should run to the positive on the battery, and the negative wire (if equipped) should run to the engine block (or any suitable ground). Most alternators are already grounded by the bolts holding them to the engine, but some do have a negative wire.
Remove seat. Remove black plastic cover over battery on left side of bike. Using 10mm wrench or #3 Phillips screw driver, remove screw from negative terminal. Secure ground cable(s) away from negative battery terminal. Using 10mm wrench or #3 Phillips screw driver, remove screw from positive terminal. Secure positive cable(s) away from positive battery terminal. Remove rubber battery hold-down strap. Pull battery up out of battery compartment. Insert new battery. Replace rubber battery hold-down strap… Read More
First ground your amp and cap, amp has a ground slot usually and connect the caps negative terminal to a ground. then you take the power cord running from your battries positive terminal to the poitive terminal on the cap. also hook up a power cord running from your amps power input to the positive cap terminal
Hook up the jumper cables in this order: (1,2,3,4) (1) One end of positive cable to positive post of GOOD battery (2) Opposite end of positive cable to positive post of DEAD/LOW battery of disabled vehicle (3) One end of negative cable to negative post of GOOD battery (4) Opposite end of negative cable to GROUND on disabled vehicle (a good ground is preferred over the negative post, however, the cable can also be hooked… Read More
Batteries vent Hydrogen gas. You should always connect the positive battery cable first to avoid a spark at the battery that could cause the Hydrogen to explode. The negative cable should never be connected to the battery negative post. It should be connected to another ground area on the engine.
There is a danger in disconnecting a cars battery if your wrench grounds while disconnecting the positive terminal while the ground is still attached. It is advisable to disconnect the negative terminal first. When reconnecting the battery ( or new one ) connect the positive cable first. Also be careful to get the polarity correct or you may damage electronic components.
You can test your heater blower motor by connecting a ground wire to the ground. Connect a power wire, from the battery to the positive post. If the blower motor turns it is working, and if it does not it is bad.
red is positive on a negative ground system