Electronic battery tester or charger with databus connection

  • US 20050212521A1
  • Filed: 02/22/2005
  • Published: 09/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A battery maintenance device for use with a storage battery of a vehicle, comprising:

  • electrical connectors configured to couple to the battery;

    a databus connection configured to plug into an OBD connector of the vehicle which connects to a databus of the vehicle which carries information related to the vehicle; and

    battery maintenance circuitry coupled to the electrical connectors and the databus connection configured to interact with the battery through the electrical connectors, to receive information related to the vehicle from the databus and wherein the operation of the battery maintenance circuitry is a function of the received information.

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