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Title:
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DEVICE PROVIDED WITH REMAINING BATTERY CAPACITY INDICATING MEANS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2000023375
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To enable a battery to be charged for only the amount required by a user by not changing the indicated content of the remaining capacity of a battery following the terminal voltage fluctuations of the battery during a prescribed time interval controlled by means of a time control, means immediately after the state of the battery changes from a charging state to a discharging state, and vice versa.

For example, a charging detecting circuit section 4 detects that a battery 1 is in a charging state and inputs the detected result to a control section 7, and immediately after the section 7 recognizes the detected result, the section 7 starts a time control section 8. During the prescribed period of time controlled by means of the time control section 8, the control section 7 controls the indication of an indicating section 6, in such a way that the indication is not changed, even when the detected value of the terminal voltage of the battery 1 is inputted to the section 7 and the section 7 calculates the remaining capacity of the battery 1, based on the data stored in a storing section. After a prescribed period of time has elapsed, the control section 7 calculates the remaining capacity of the battery 1, by comparing the detected value of the terminal voltage of the battery 1 inputted to the section 7 from a terminal voltage detecting section 2 with various kinds of data required for estimating the remaining capacity of the battery 1 and stored in a first storing section 9.


Inventors:
KANO ATSUSHI
SUGANO OSAMU
Application Number:
JP1998000191645
Publication Date:
January 21, 2000
Filing Date:
July 07, 1998
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KYOCERA CORP
International Classes:
G01R31/36; H01M10/48; H02J7/00; (IPC1-7): H02J7/00; G01R31/36; H01M10/48