Automotive maintenance system

  • US 10,473,555 B2
  • Filed: 07/14/2015
  • Issued: 11/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A maintenance device for use with an electrical system of an automotive vehicle, comprising:

  • a hand held electronic battery tester configured to test a battery of the automotive vehicle, the electronic battery tester including battery tester tracking circuitry carried therein which includes address information which identifies the battery tester; and

    a plurality of battery tester accessories configured to optionally couple to the hand held electronic battery tester, each of the plurality of battery tester accessories including tracking circuitry;

    a base station including a plurality of receiving areas configured to carry the electronic battery tester and the plurality of battery tester accessories, the base station having a microprocessor configured to detect positioning of the electronic battery tester in a receiving area of the base station using the battery tester tracking circuitry and identify the battery tester based upon the address information, and further configured to detect positioning of the plurality of battery tester accessories in the plurality of receiving area,wherein the electronic battery tester electrically connects to a plug in the receiving area to charge a battery of the battery tester.

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