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A smart battery that predicts whether or not a battery can provide a requested amount of additional power based on battery-specific capacity, self-discharge, and discharge characteristics. A non-volatile memory stores the battery-specific characteristics which are functions of the environmental conditions of the battery and/or the battery current. One circuit measures the environmental conditions of the battery, such as temperature. Another circuit measures the battery current (charge or discharge). In response to a request, the smart battery determines whether or not the additional power can be provided based on the present battery capacity, the present discharge rate of the battery, the environmental conditions of the battery, and the battery characteristics. A user or power management system can use such power availability information to tune the power consumption and performance of an electronic system powered by the battery.

Title
Smart battery power availability feature based on battery-specific characteristics
Application Number
8/356906
Publication Number
5541489
Application Date
December 15, 1994
Publication Date
July 30, 1996
Inventor
Robert A Dunstan
Beaverton
OR, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H02J 7/04
H01M 10/44
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