negative terminal

negative terminal

[′neg·əd·iv ′tər·mən·əl]
(electricity)
The terminal of a battery or other voltage source that has more electrons than normal; electrons flow from the negative terminal through the external circuit to the positive terminal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A statement explained: "A safety issue has been identified, whereby it is possible that due to a potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal, this could cause the battery monitoring sensor to fail."
Whereas aluminum electrolytic capacitors are nearly always polarized with a positive and a negative terminal, oil filled capacitors are non-polar.
They can also use alkali-metal positive terminals, which isn't possible with traditional batteries, which in turn increases the energy density of the negative terminal of the battery.
Honda officials said the sensors on the negative terminal of the battery weren't properly sealed from moisture.
In the charged state, you can think about the negative terminal as a bucket full of electrons (balls) that can 'roll' to a lower energy state," explains Bettinger.
This creates a surplus of electrons at the negative terminal, relative to the positive terminal, causing an electric current to flow.
Then connect the BLACK negative lead to the negative terminal on the working battery.
To make you find it: It has "POS" or "+" on it, or it's bigger than the negative terminal.
When switch [S.sub.1] is ON, the load positive terminal connecting to [V.sub.dc] and when switch [S.sub.4] is ON, the load negative terminal connecting to ground.
Then, connect the negative cable to the negative terminal on the working battery.
The negative terminal is simply soldered to the inside of the box, while a ground strap on the outside serves as the main ground.
This electrochemical reaction is triggered when the battery's positive side (or cathode) is linked to the negative terminal (called anode) to complete a circuit.