Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8164343
APP PUB NO 20090051365A1
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An automotive vehicle electrical system tester is provided for testing an electrical system having wiring which couple a load to a battery. The automotive vehicle electrical system tester is configured to measure an electrical parameter of the wiring and includes a first battery terminal connection configured to couple to a first terminal of the battery. A test connection is configured to couple to a wire of the electrical system which extends between the first terminal of the battery and the load. Test circuitry coupled to the first battery terminal connection and the test connection is configured to draw current from the battery along a path through the wire and to the test connection. The test circuitry measures an electrical parameter of the wire.

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MIDTRONICS, INC.WILLOWBROOK, IL155

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Bertness, Kevin I Batavia, US 145 8858

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8958998 Electronic battery tester with network communication 0 2010
9419311 Battery maintenance device with thermal buffer 0 2010
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