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Can A Car Battery Kill You- Safety and Usage
Well, electricity is very dangerous, and the more dangerous thing is its fear. Being a very dangerous thing, people fear a lot of it and even some are very frightened from getting small and low-intensity shocks. One of the most common examples of this is getting shocked by the car battery.
Different people have different concepts of getting shocked by the car battery however most of them are wrong concepts. So, here we will unveil all the technical things behind the shock from a car battery. This will also tell you how harmful or safe it is to get a shock from a car battery.
Can a car battery electrocute you?The first and the most common mistake that people make is thinking that the car battery cannot electrocute you. Although it can electrode you, the amount of shock you will get will be very small. This is because of the low voltage of the car battery. Additionally, the less amount of current will also make the period of getting electrocuted will be very short.
So, we can say that getting shocked by a car battery is not that dangerous that it will kill you however this will be some nasty amount of current passing through your body and gives you a tiny jerk.
Although the shock from the car battery will be very small and not that harmful, there are several other ways by which the car battery can cause damage. Here we have mentioned some of the ways a car battery can cause you damage.
How can the car battery cause damage to you in different ways?Rather than electrocuting you, there are several ways by which a car battery can cause damage. Here are some of them.
Falling on you will be very damaging because the battery of the car is very heavy whether it is a dry battery or an acid battery.
Getting a splash of battery fluid on your skin or cloth will be very harmful. It can also leave permanent marks.
Sparking because of connecting two terminals of the battery.
Creating a fire because of the sparks.
So, apart from the electrical aspects, these are some of the ways by which you can get damaged by a battery.
Is replacing a car battery?dangerous?One thing that most of the users are concerned about is the battery replacement process. Is it dangerous or not? It is because the process of changing a battery is simple, there are not a lot of complex tools required and the work can easily be done by only one person. This is the reason why most people are willing to do this by themselves.
Here the only thing stopping them is the risk of the process being dangerous in any way. As now we know that the amount of shock that you can get from a car battery is very low, here we will discuss some other possibilities of the process of battery replacement being dangerous.
Replacing the dry batteries.
If the battery that you are replacing is dry, then there is not a lot to worry about except throwing the battery on yourself. It is because these batteries are very heavy and cause serious damage. Other than this, they can cause sparks or cause a little shock if you connect their terminals.
Replacing the acid batteries.
When you are replacing the acid batteries, you need to get extra cautions. It is because the acid batteries can cause splashes of acid that will not only be harmful for your skin, but it can also cause damage to the engine parts and exterior paint of the car.
So, irrespective of the type of your car battery, all you need to do is to keep the batteries straight and hold them firmly until placed at the right spot. By doing this carefully, you will not have any issues.
Can a car ruin a battery?The health of a battery and its relationship with the car is one of the most asked things. It is because people do not know how the car uses its battery and what are the possibilities and probabilities of a car damaging its battery. So, considering the situation, here we will discuss how the car can damage its battery.
How does the idle car use a battery?Ever wondered where the clock and the wireless locking mechanism get power from. When your car is idle, and the engine is turned off. In this state, the things like the clock and locking mechanism are getting power from the battery of the car.
So, if you keep the car idle for weeks, this can drain the battery, and leaving the battery in the same state can cause damage. This can ultimately ruin the battery in the long run.
Different ways by which a car can ruin a battery.
The following are the different ways by which the car can ruin a battery.
?Bad Connections or Wrong Connections
The first one is the bad or wrong connection. A bad connection means that the terminal of the battery is loose, and this will be a reason why the battery is not being charged in the right way. On the other hand, connecting the opposite terminals of the battery can cause battery damage.
A faulty alternator is one of the most common causes of a car battery being ruined by the car. This is because the faulty alternator will be overcharging or under-charging a battery. As this will be getting done consistently, the battery will be ruined after some time.
ConclusionYou must know all about the things that you use, and a car battery is one of the most common things for everyone. It is because almost every house has a car and sometimes, they have to face issues regarding its battery.
So, knowing about the battery of your car will be very helpful to stay away from frustrating situations. Here we discussed getting shocked from the car battery and all about battery health and replacement.