Battery tester with promotion feature to promote use of the battery tester by providing the user with codes having redeemable value

  • US 7,791,348 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2007
  • Issued: 09/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Battery maintenance equipment for use with storage batteries of the type used in an automotive vehicle, comprising:

  • battery maintenance circuitry configured to couple to a storage battery in the automotive vehicle through Kelvin connections to terminals of the storage battery and responsively measure a parameter of the storage battery based up a current flowing through the terminals of the storage battery and a voltage measured across the terminals of the storage battery;

    an input configured to receive maintenance condition information related to a maintenance condition under which maintenance is performed on the battery and verifying use of the battery maintenance equipment with the storage battery;

    redemption code circuitry configured to provide a redemption code output having a redeemable value in response to a battery test performed by the battery maintenance circuitry and which includes maintenance condition information received by the input wherein the redeemable value is selected to promote use of the battery maintenance circuitry,wherein the redemption code output is a function of a number of times the maintenance equipment has been used with the battery.

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