Booster battery assembly

  • US 5,194,799 A
  • Filed: 03/11/1991
  • Issued: 03/16/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A light weight, easily portably booster battery assembly for vehicle battery boosting to provide additional starting energy when connected in parallel with a vehicle battery, comprising:

  • a booster battery having positive and negative terminals, and being of substantially equal terminal voltage to the rated voltage of the vehicle battery to be boosted;

    cables for connected of said booster battery to said vehicle battery;

    switch means in series with said cable means so as to provide electrical connection between said booster battery and said vehicle battery; and

    fuse means in series with said switch means;

    wherein the capacity of said booster battery is in the range of from 1% to less than 25% of the ampere-hour rated capacity of the vehicle battery; and

    wherein said booster battery and said vehicle battery, in parallel combination, may be used to provide starting energy for a vehicle substantially as soon as said electrical connection is made between said booster battery and said vehicle battery.

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