Alternator tester

  • US 7,246,015 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2004
  • Issued: 07/17/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An alternator tester for testing an alternator of a vehicle, while the alternator is coupled to the vehicle, comprising:

  • sensing circuitry configured to couple to an alternator while the alternator is coupled to the vehicle and configured to sense a signal related to operation of at least one component of the alternator;

    a memory containing data related to operator instructions for performing a test on the alternator based on information related to vehicle type;

    a processor configured to determine a condition of the alternator based on the sensed signal;

    a user input configured to receive information from an operator related to the vehicle type; and

    wherein the processor is further configured to provide an output indicating the condition of the at least one component of the alternator based on the sensed signal.

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