What is the term " ground" in Automotive?
Is it a common link in a circuit or something along those lines, I was told? I thought " Ground" was basically any conductor connected to the battery's negative side, for example the battery negative terminal is connected to the cars " chassis" or 'frame" basically the " chassis" or " frame" would be considered ground because its metal frame acts as a conductor to negative side of the battery. The" Engine" is connected to the frame also, that's a ground also. But I'm told I was incorrect.
Now, I'm told that its basically to drain its energy. If it is near something with a live current, grounding it relieves it from being a threat.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 9:10 PM