can a lighting stike close to a car drain and kill a car battery?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    IT DON'T DRAIN IT IT FRYS [KILLS] IT. THE PLATES INSIDE ARE MADE OF LEAD AND THEY MELT [FUSE ] TOGETHER. I HAD IT HAPPEN TO MY BIG TRUCK WHILE DRIVING THROUGH SAN ANTONIO TX. IN THE DRIVING RAIN -EVERYTHING STOPPED OR WENT OFF INCLUDING MY ELECTRIC WIPERS --YEEEE -HAWWWW WELCOME TO TEXAS . 'O'

    Source(s): 47 YRS.LONG HAUL ALL CANADA AND 49 STATES
  • 1 decade ago

    yes a lightitng strike close to a car can drain and even kill a car battery.

    Source(s): discovery news web site.
  • webman
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I've had lightning strike very close to me several time and nothing happened to the car at all.

  • Irish
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Anywhere lighting strikes directly or close by is usually zapped. So the answer would be yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no what would not happen being the car was on rubber tires you most likely have a short that is doing it

  • 1 decade ago

    I dont think so

    since cars are grounded by their rubber tires

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