Portable electrical energy source

  • US 5,982,138 A
  • Filed: 12/17/1998
  • Issued: 11/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A portable electrical energy source, comprising:

  • a portable housing having an outer surface and defining an interior space;

    a direct current battery disposed in the interior space;

    a direct current socket supported on the housing and electrically coupled to the battery for supplying direct current from the battery to a device outside the housing;

    an inverter for converting direct current into alternating current, the inverter including an electrical lead having a male plug adapted for being electrically connected to the battery via the direct current socket and an electrical outlet for supplying alternating electrical current to a device outside the housing; and

    attaching means for removably attaching the inverter to the outer surface of the housing so that the inverter can be ported together with the battery inside the housing and selectively separated from the housing and used independently of the battery in the housing.

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