Identifying and amerliorating a deteriorating condition for battery networks in-situ

  • US 9,030,173 B2
  • Filed: 12/09/2011
  • Issued: 05/12/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A battery testing device to determine conditions in a battery unit in-situ based on a temperature differential between terminals, comprising:

  • a temperature measuring device, coupled to each terminal of the battery unit, to measure a temperature of each terminal; and

    an analyzing engine to calculate a magnitude and a sign of a temperature differential between the terminals of the battery unit, and to correlate the temperature differential to a deteriorating condition of the battery unit,wherein the temperature measuring device comprises at least one of an infrared device and a thermocouple.

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