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Method for accurate measurement of Battery voltage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009244D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
TANEKA FRAZIER

Abstract

It is not uncommon for a battery pack to have a thermistor and/or code resistor contact(s) to allow battery detection by a charger. Although these contacts can be changed based on the battery's environment, the battery pack will always have a B+ and B- contact for charge/discharge purposes. This invention will discuss how a battery can be detected by relying on battery voltage and a charger's discharge circuit.