Can a battery drain with the negative cable disconnected?
Also, can you just disconnect the negative terminal?
When you are finished with the work on your vehicle, you will need to reattach the negative battery terminal to the battery. Disconnecting a negative battery terminal is an easy task, but you are working around a battery. Batteries contain acid and can cause injury if proper safety precautions are not taken.
Additionally, what happens when you disconnect the negative battery cable? By removing the negative battery cable you are disconnecting the battery from the chassis of your vehicle. If you begin to remove the positive side before the negative and your wrench would make contact with any part of the vehicle, then you could cause a short in the system.
People also ask, is it OK to leave car battery disconnected?
When you disconnect your car battery from the car, it helps prevent the electrical systems including the clock and on-board computer system from draining it completely. Therefore, if you leave the car battery unattended for longer period, then it might damage the battery and even need replacement.
How long will a car battery last if disconnected?