Battery maintenance device having databus connection

  • US 7,598,743 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2005
  • Issued: 10/06/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A battery maintenance device for use with a storage battery of a vehicle, comprising:

  • electrical connectors configured to couple to the battery;

    a databus connection configured to plug into an OBD connector of the vehicle which connects to a databus of the vehicle which carries information related to the vehicle; and

    battery maintenance circuitry coupled to the electrical connectors and the databus connection configured to coupled to the battery though the electrical connectors, to receive information related to the vehicle from the databus and wherein the operation of the battery maintenance circuitry is a function of the received information, the battery maintenance circuitry comprising battery test circuitry configured to measure a parameter of the battery though the electrical connectors and provide a battery test output as a function of the measured parameter, the battery test output further a function of the information related to the vehicle received from the databus, and wherein the battery test output comprises battery condition.

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