Asked in Car Batteries, Batteries
What could happen if you hook a car battery up the wrong way?
Effects of Incorrect Polarity When Connecting an Auto Battery This will usually result in severe damage to all electronic components in the vehicle's electrical system, and could result in melting the insulation on much of the wiring, and even melting of some of the wires. In a "worst case" scenario, it could even cause an electrical system fire which could result in burning up the entire vehicle. And, although I've never seen it, I have heard "stories" that connecting an auto battery "backwards" resulted in...
What happens if you put jumper cables on backwards?
There is the possibility the battery could blowup. You can damage the complete electrical system. ...
Asked in Home Electricity
What is an electrical breaker used for?
An electrical breaker or circuit breaker is used to protect appliances and electrical devices from damage caused by short circuits and electrical overloads. It basically detects a defect in the system and then interrupts the flow of current. ...
Asked in Car Starting Problems, Car Batteries
Can you start and move a car without battery?
The battery is used when the car is running to stabilize the voltage and store energy from the alternator. It is not recommended to run the car with no battery, as this can damage the alternator and the car's electrical system. A dead battery (if you have one) can usually suffice to run the car for a short time, however it may also damage the alternator. ...
How was the japan tsunami caused damage?
Coastal areas were all but completely wiped out by the force of the wave itself. Areas further inland incurred flood damage, and it is suspected that it also caused problems with Japans electrical grid and caused fires, but it is uncertain whether that was the cause or if it was the earthquake. ...
Asked in Car Batteries
What happens if you use too small a battery in my car?
If you use too small of a battery in the car, there might not be enough amps to start the car. You could also damage electrical components in the vehicle. ...
Asked in Appliance Voltage and Travel Issues
What is ballast resistance?
A ballast resistor is an electrical device inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes arising from temperature fluctuations. It helps regulate voltage flowing in an electrical system to avoid overloads or battery damage. ...
Asked in Batteries
How do you recharge batteries without a battery charger?
With some difficulty. It's possible to charge a battery from any DC source with a voltage suitable higher than the battery voltage and a sufficient current capacity. But without any automatic cutoff you need to monitor the charging through a voltmeter and be ready to stop the charging when the battery is done - as overcharging can damage the battery, even to the point of it exploding or catching fire. ...
Can I use a battery charger that is rated at 6V DC 1000 mA to replace one that was 6V DC 100mA or will this damage the battery?
No you should not do that. It will damage the battery and the battery will explode. ...
Asked in Electrical Troubleshooting
Why does the electricity go out when it is storming?
Storm related electrical outages may occur for a variety of reasons, most of which are caused by lightning strikes, fallen trees, or weather related damage to the components of the electrical system. If a major storm produces severe flooding, the local electrical power may be turned off to prevent accidental electrocution and to prevent damage to the main electrical grid infrastructure. ...
Asked in Car Batteries, Buick Skylark
Slow electrical drain kills the battery in 2 days on Buick 1989 Skylark 6-cylinder Is it OK to install a battery disconnect or will it damage the computer?
I don't think the computer not getting electricity will hurt it.