# Question: What happens if I connect positive to negative?

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Connecting the positive terminal of each battery to the negative terminal of the other battery will result in a huge surge of electrical current between the two batteries. The heat can melt internal and external battery parts, while the pressure from the hydrogen gas can crack the battery casing.

## Can you connect positive to negative?

There are also positive and negative cables in the jumper cable set. The red one is positive (+), the black one is negative (-). Never connect the red cable to the negative battery terminal or a vehicle with a dead battery.

## What happens if you connect positive to negative on a AA battery?

If you connect a wire between the two terminals, the electrons will flow from the negative end to the positive end as fast as they can. This will quickly wear out the battery and can also be dangerous, particularly on larger batteries.

## What happens if you reverse positive and negative wires?

If the polarity of this wave is reversed, the positive periods will become negative and the negative periods will become positive. If you were to reverse the polarity of the wires in the microphone, the first part of the wave would be positive.

## Are batteries positive to negative?

Most battery cases are marked positive (+) on one end and negative (–) on the other. These markings indicate the positive and negative battery terminals. The direction of the electric current in a closed circuit is from the negative (–) terminal of the battery to the positive (+) terminal of the battery.

## What happens if red and black wires are reversed?

Watch out: Reversed polarity on an electrical outlet is dangerous. If you accidentally reverse these wires the device you plug in to the receptacle may work but it is unsafe and risks a short circuit, shock, or fire.

## What happens if you connect battery cables wrong?

What Damaged Is Caused if You Hook the Battery Charger Cables Incorrectly? Connecting them the wrong way may cause damage onto the battery you want to charge. For one, this causes a reverse in the polarity of the car battery. it might even cause the battery to explode in some cases.

## Why does battery have positive and negative?

If electrons make one side of the battery negative, then the other side is lacking those electrons and wants them. Because the positive terminal is lacking those electrons it has a much more positive voltage. It likely has a lot more protons (which are positive) than the negative side of the battery.

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