Battery testers with secondary functionality

  • US 7,398,176 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2006
  • Issued: 07/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic vehicle tester, comprising:

  • a tire tester for use by an operator to couple to a tire of the vehicle and configured to receive a tire parameter of the tire of the vehicle, the tire tester including, a user input to receive an input from the operator and radio frequency (RF) output configured to wireless transmit the tire parameter;

    an electronic battery tester, comprising;

    first and second Kelvin connections configured to couple to terminals of a battery of the vehicle;

    a forcing function source configured to apply a forcing function to the battery through the Kelvin connections;

    a microprocessor configured to test the battery based upon the response of the batter to the forcing function;

    a memory; and

    a radio frequency (RF) input configured to receive the RF output from the tire tester which contains the tire parameter.

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