Scan tool for electronic battery tester

  • US 7,598,744 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2005
  • Issued: 10/06/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery comprising:

  • a first electrical connector configured to electrically couple to a first terminal of the storage battery;

    a second electrical connector configured to electrically couple to a second terminal of the storage battery;

    measurement circuitry coupled to the first and second electrical connectors configured to test the storage battery and generate a battery test result;

    OBD communication circuitry coupled to the measurement circuitry configured to receive the battery test result and responsively provide an OBD output signal in accordance with an OBD communication standard containing information from the battery test result, the OBD communication circuitry configured to simulate an OBD output from an automotive vehicle; and

    an OBD connector coupled to the OBD output signal and configured to couple to an OBD compliant automotive vehicle scan tool.

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