Battery tester capable of identifying faulty battery post adapters

  • US 7,642,786 B2
  • Filed: 05/31/2005
  • Issued: 01/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of testing a storage battery having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being coupled to a first battery post adapter and the second terminal being coupled to a second battery post adapter, the method comprising:

  • (a) measuring a voltage of the battery between the first battery post adapter and the second battery post adapter;

    (b) measuring a conductance of the battery from the first battery post adapter and the second battery post adapter to thereby determine a measured cold cranking amp (CCA) value for the battery; and

    (c) comparing the measured battery voltage to a rated voltage of the battery and comparing the measured battery CCA with a rated CCA of the battery; and

    (d) determining a condition of the first battery post adapter and the second battery post adapter based on the comparisons carried out in step (c).

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