Energy management system for automotive vehicle

  • US 6,909,287 B2
  • Filed: 10/29/2001
  • Issued: 06/21/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for monitoring charging of a storage battery in a vehicle, comprising:

  • an electrical connection to an electrical system of the vehicle, the electrical system including an alternator to charge the battery; and

    a microprocessor coupled to the electrical connection and configured to measure a condition of the battery, a charge applied to the battery, and a drive cycle of the vehicle and responsively provide an output related to the battery condition, charge applied to the battery and the drive cycle.

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