(under the class definition) Subject matter including a sensor for determining or recognizing the general attributes
of a cell or battery to be charged (e.g., rechargeable vs. nonrechargeable, chemical makeup, charge capacity, etc.).
(1) Note. This subclass provides for determining battery size by means other than merely ascertaining whether the battery physically fits a charging structure aperture shape or cell holder size.
(2) Note. The identifying means of this subclass enables a charging system to proceed with charging or for preventing such an attempt where, for example, the charging system determines that the cell or battery is not of a compatible type to be charged by the charging system.
SEE OR SEARCH THIS CLASS, SUBCLASS:
110, for the structure of a battery charger which will accept different size batteries merely by how the battery physically fits the charger structure.
125, for diverse charging or discharging rates for plural batteries.
138, for plural or alternate sources. SEE OR SEARCH CLASS
429, Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product and Process,
1, for a battery with a nonbattery electrical component electrically connected within the cell casing other than testing or indicating components, subclass 9 for diverse cells in a support means and subclass 99 for support for plural cells.