Battery charging and discharging system optimized for high temperature environments

CAFC
  • US 6,661,203 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2001
  • Issued: 12/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for charging a battery comprisinga charging circuit for providing a charging current to the battery;

  • a temperature sensor positioned to sense a temperature of said battery; and

    a controller coupled to said temperature sensor and said charging circuit and operable to control said charging circuit in accordance with said temperature, said controller operable to set said charging current to zero when said temperature is higher than a first predetermined threshold value.

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