Cable connector for electronic battery tester

  • US 10,222,397 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2015
  • Issued: 03/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A battery tester, comprising:

  • a battery tester cable comprising a plurality of cable wires;

    a cable pod coupled to an end of the battery tester cable, the cable pod having a first extended portion coupled to the end of the battery tester cable and a second extended portion opposite the first extended portion, the cable pod further including first and second connectors electrically coupled to the cable wires; and

    a battery tester housing including a cavity configured to receive the cable pod and having first and second channels extending therefrom, wherein the cable pod and the cavity include mating parts configured to mate the cable pod within the cavity in at least two different preset orientations and wherein the battery tester cable and the first extended portion extend in the first channel away from the battery tester housing in a first direction and the second extended portion fits in the second channel when the cable pod and cavity are oriented in a first of the at least two different preset orientations, and the battery tester cable and the first extended portion extend in a second direction in the second channel and the second extended portion fits in the first channel when the cable pod and cavity are oriented in a second of the at least two different preset orientations, the battery tester housing further including batter tester circuitry carried therein and coupled to reversible connectors in the cavity which provide a reversible connection between the battery tester circuitry and the first and second connectors of the cable pod.

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