SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

  • US 20100156355A1
  • Filed: 12/19/2008
  • Published: 06/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for charging a plug-in electric vehicle, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) sensing at least one condition pertaining to an external power source, a battery charger located on the plug-in electric vehicle, or a battery unit located on the plug-in electric vehicle;

    (b) determining a charging control signal based on the sensed condition; and

    (c) charging the battery unit with the battery charger, wherein the battery charger is operated according to the charging control signal and the charging control signal is periodically adjusted in response to changes in the sensed condition.

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