Battery test module

  • US 7,058,525 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2002
  • Issued: 06/06/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A storage battery comprising:

  • a battery housing;

    a plurality of electrochemical cells in the battery housing electrically connected in series to a positive terminal of the battery and a negative terminal of the battery;

    a first Kelvin connection coupled to the positive terminal of the battery;

    a second Kelvin connection coupled to the negative terminal of the battery;

    a battery test module mounted to the battery housing and electrically coupled to the positive and negative terminals through respective first and second Kelvin connections, the battery test module, while mounted to the battery housing, configured to actively test the storage battery by applying a signal to the storage battery through the first Kelvin connection and the second Kelvin connection; and

    an output from the battery test module configured to output battery condition information.

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