Alternator tester

  • US 10,317,468 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2016
  • Issued: 06/11/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An alternator tester configured to test an alternator of a vehicle, the alternator of the type which electrically couples to the vehicle through an alternator connector, the alternator tester comprising:

  • alternator test circuitry;

    an alternator test connector configured to electrically connect the test circuitry to the alternator connector;

    a vehicle connector configured to connect to an electrical connection of the vehicle, wherein the electrical connection comprises a databus of the vehicle and the vehicle connector is between the vehicle and the alternator such that the alternator test circuitry can monitor communication between the alternator and the databus of the vehicle; and

    wherein the test circuitry is configured to interact with the alternator through the alternator test connector and thereby test operation of the alternator.

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