Electronic battery tester having a user interface to configure a printer

  • US 20040251908A1
  • Filed: 06/16/2003
  • Published: 12/16/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for testing a storage battery, the apparatus comprising:

  • test circuitry coupled to the storage battery and configured to provide a measurement output related to a condition of the storage battery;

    an input configured to select a printer protocol from a plurality of printer protocols;

    a memory configured to contain a plurality of printer protocol selection commands associated with each of the printer protocols;

    a processor coupled to the input and the memory, the processor configured to retrieve one of the plurality of printer protocol selection commands in the memory that corresponds to the selected printer protocol, the processor further coupled to the test circuitry and configured to generate test data associated with the measurement output which is related to battery condition; and

    a communication interface coupled to the processor and configured to send the printer protocol selection command to a printer, the printer protocol selection command configured to cause the printer to communicate in accordance with the selected printer protocol.

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