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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH PAGING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007262D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tim Dimacchia Neil Gibson

Abstract

With the emergence of the electric car, it will become very dihicult to accurately predict when the batteries have been charged for use. With petroleum powered vehicles, it is simply a matter of visiting a fire1 station and refilling the fuel tank. In the case of electric vehicles, a user will be forced to rely on a method of manually timing the estimated recharge period, as well as, checking the charge capacity, Moni char; levc Power and Controller The system would consist of several components. These components are as follows: COMeCtiOll t0 (1) The Battery Charging Device The charging device would connect an AC out- let to the charge connection of the automobile. This device may be the same device currently planned for use in these 'futuristic' automobiles. Additional designs might involve portable or hxed charging apparatus.