Electronic battery tester/charger with integrated battery cell temperature measurement device

  • US 6,919,725 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2003
  • Issued: 07/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery, the storage battery including a battery housing and a plurality of electrochemical cells in the battery housing electrically connected to a positive terminal of the battery and a negative terminal of the battery, the tester comprising:

  • a positive connector coupled to the positive terminal of the battery;

    a negative connector coupled to the negative terminal of the battery;

    a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of an individual electrochemical cell of the plurality of electrochemical cells of the battery; and

    processing circuitry, coupled to the temperature sensor, configured to test the battery using the first and second connectors and to provide an output related to the temperature measured by the temperature sensor.

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