Method and apparatus for charging a battery

  • US 6,313,608 B1
  • Filed: 05/22/2000
  • Issued: 11/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for charging a storage battery, comprising:

  • a first positive electrical connector to couple to a positive terminal of the battery and carry an electrical signal;

    a second positive electrical connector to couple to the positive terminal of the battery and carry an electrical signal;

    a first negative electrical connector to couple to a negative terminal of the battery and carry an electrical signal;

    a second negative electrical connector to couple to the negative terminal of the battery and carry an electrical signal, at least one of the positive electrical connectors and at least one of the negative electrical connectors configured to charge the battery;

    an AC source configured to selectively couple an AC signal to the battery through at least one of the positive electrical connectors and one of the negative electrical connectors;

    a microprocessor configured to selectively charge the battery through at least one positive and negative electrical connector and measure a dynamic parameter of the battery as a function of the AC signal applied to the battery.

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