Electronic battery tester having a user interface to configure a printer

  • US 7,408,358 B2
  • Filed: 06/16/2003
  • Issued: 08/05/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for testing a storage battery, the apparatus comprising:

  • test circuitry coupled to the storage battery and configured to provide a measurement output related to a condition of the storage battery;

    a display configured to display a plurality of printer protocols;

    a plurality of communication interfaces configured to provide communication with a printer;

    an input configured to receive a user input which identifies a printer protocol from the plurality of printer protocols;

    a memory configured to contain a plurality of printer protocol selection commands associated with each of the printer protocols each of the plurality of a printer protocol associated with at least one of the plurality of communication interfaces;

    a processor coupled to the input and the memory, the processor configured to retrieve a plurality of printer protocol selection command in the memory that corresponds to the selected printer protocol, the processor further coupled to the test circuitry and configured to generate test data associated with the measurement output which is related to battery condition;

    wherein the communication interfaces are coupled to the processor and configured to send the printer protocol selection command to the printer, the printer protocol selection command configured to cause the printer to communicate in accordance with the selected printer protocol and containing a command to configure the printer; and

    wherein the input further includes a layered menu interface having a plurality of menu levels which includes a configure printer option, wherein if the configure printer option is selected, then the layered menu interface displays a third level comprising the plurality of printer protocols, wherein if the printer type is selected, then the layered menu interface displays a third level comprising a plurality of output protocols for configuring the apparatus to transmit the test data to the printer in accordance with the selected printer protocol.

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