Battery charger with booster pack

  • US 6,788,025 B2
  • Filed: 06/21/2002
  • Issued: 09/07/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for providing energy to a vehicle battery:

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

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

    a battery charger configured to apply a charge signal to the vehicle battery through the positive and negative connectors to thereby charge the vehicle battery; and

    a jump-start booster pack, coupled to the battery charger, which is configured to provide starting energy to the vehicle battery through the positive and negative connectors, and to receive a charging signal from the battery charger, wherein the battery charger and the jump-start booster pack are integrated, and wherein the battery charger is configured to apply the charge signal to the vehicle battery, via a mode selection switch, when the jump-start booster pack is electrically isolated from the vehicle battery by the mode selection switch.

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