Method and apparatus for charging a battery

  • US 6,329,793 B1
  • Filed: 05/22/2000
  • Issued: 12/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for charging a storage battery, comprising:

  • a first positive connector configured to couple to a positive terminal of the battery;

    a first negative connector configured to couple to a negative terminal of the battery;

    an electrical charging source configured to apply a charge signal to the battery through the first positive and negative connectors to thereby charge the battery;

    a microprocessor configured to test the battery, the microprocessor further configured to encrypt data related to the test and thereby provide an encrypted data audit code;

    an output coupled to the microprocessor configured to output the encrypted data audit code; and

    wherein the encrypted data audit code is provided to reduce falsification of test results and warranty fraud.

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