Test counter for electronic battery tester

  • US 6,225,808 B1
  • Filed: 02/25/2000
  • Issued: 05/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for testing a storage battery, comprising:

  • battery test circuitry configured to perform a battery test on the storage battery, the battery test circuitry responsively providing a test result output related to a condition of the storage battery;

    a current date memory configured to store a current date;

    a test date memory configured to store test count dates indicative of dates on which a battery test was performed; and

    test counter circuitry coupled to the battery test circuitry and test date memory, the test counter circuitry configured to store a current date in the test date memory in response to an occurrence of a battery test performed by the battery test circuitry the stored current date indicative of a date on which a battery test was performed, the test counter circuitry further configured to determine a number of battery tests performed during a test period of at least one day as a function of the stored test dates in the test date memory.

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