BATTERY CLAMP FOR USE WITH TOP POST AND SIDE POST BATTERIES AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

  • US 20090247020A1
  • Filed: 03/26/2009
  • Published: 10/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A battery clamp for use with (a) batteries with top post terminal connections and (b) batteries with side post terminal connections, comprising:

  • a biasing member;

    a first jaw handle and a second jaw handle, the first jaw handle and the second jaw handle having a respective handle portion and a respective clamping portion, the first jaw handle and the second jaw handle being pivotally coupled together, the first jaw handle and the second jaw handle being biased by the biasing member with the clamping portions being in a closed position;

    a first jaw member and a second jaw member, the first jaw member and the second jaw member each having a respective jaw clamp portion, a respective jaw pivot portion, and a respective jaw wire connection portion, the jaw pivot portion of the first jaw member being pivotally coupled to the first jaw handle and the second jaw handle, the jaw pivot portion of the second jaw member being pivotally coupled to the first jaw handle and the second jaw handle;

    a load pad electrically coupled to the first jaw member, the load pad having an aperture therein; and

    a volt rod electrically coupled to the second jaw member, the volt rod having a first end and a second end, the first end protruding through the aperture of the load pad.

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