Importance of terminal connections

Jumping a car battery using another car to charge your car battery is not an easy task. You have to do the procedures of connecting the car battery wires in a proper manner. Otherwise it will cause serious issues. If you take any battery, you can find two terminals positive (+) and negative (-). Both the symbols will be labeled on the battery. The battery connecting wires are in color for denoting positives and negatives. A red or yellow colored wire denotes positive and black colored wire will denote for negative. Give more attention to the battery wire colors and the positive and negative symbols on the battery. The discharged batteries are found to be highly flammable as it will release hydrogen gas. Hook the positive terminal of the jumper cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery, so this is very important connection to avoid the electrical spark in the battery. When you fail to follow the procedure, the discharged battery will explode heavily, causing injury or death and severe damage to car.

The tools required to jump start a car battery are jumper cables, protection shield to your eyes and hands and a charged car battery to recharge the dead battery. Before starting the procedure of car battery dead , make yourself safety first. All vehicles are different in maintenance and repairs, so you have follow the owner’s Manuel. Don’t smoke and drink alcoholic beverages in your work place and wear necktie. Look for any hot objects or hazardous instruments or materials around you, remove away all those unwanted stuffs before start to jump a car battery. 

Connecting car batteries using jumper cables to start a car

The first step is to bring the working vehicle close to the disabled vehicle so that jumper cables are connected easily and make sure your car is well parked and their parking brakes on. Turn off both the cars and be sure they cannot move. Then find any breakage or leak or damages in battery, if it’s there stop the process. Next step is to verify both the batteries voltage. The car batteries are 12 volts and trucks or tractors battery is 24 volts. So you should not try to attach 12 volt to 24 volt. You can attach or combine two 12 volt batteries to make 24 volt battery system. Turn off the engine, headlight, radios, wipers or any others inside the car and also unplug the charger, as it wastes the power.

Determine the positive and negative terminals of the battery. The positive terminal is finding to be wider than the negative terminal. As you start the process don’t try to touch the metal portion of the cable clamps to any other part of the car. Connect the positive clamp to the dead batteries positive terminal and other end to good battery. Connect the negative clamp to the negative terminal of the dead battery. Connect other end of the negative cable to a metal section of an engine. This connection made at the last will avoid the spark in the battery. You can start the good car engine and run it for 2 to 3 minutes. Then you can start dead batteries vehicle, if it doesn’t start wait for 5 minutes.  And try again until it starts.

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