Electronic battery tester or charger with databus connection

  • US 8,513,949 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2008
  • Issued: 08/20/2013
  • 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 and perform maintenance on the battery;

    a databus connector 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, the databus connector includes wireless I/O circuitry; and

    battery maintenance circuitry coupled to the electrical connectors and configured to communicate wirelessly with the databus connector, to perform maintenance on the battery through the electrical connectors and to receive information related to the vehicle from the databus, wherein the maintenance performed on the battery is a function of the information related to the vehicle received from the databus.

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