Patent Number: 6,798,172

Title: Method for preserving capacity of a battery of an electronic device

Abstract: A battery capacity recovery apparatus and method thereof periodically conducts discharge and recharge operations for a battery used in a wireless telephone to prevent a memory effect on the battery. The battery capacity recovery apparatus includes a control unit for controlling the system of the wireless telephone, and a voltage detecting unit for measuring a voltage condition of the battery, and outputting a signal indicative of the measured voltage condition to the control unit. A recharge detecting unit is connected to a constant voltage unit and is included in a recharge device. The recharge detecting unit detects whether or not a handset unit of the telecommunication device is connected to the recharge device, and a recovery path establishing unit is adapted to establish a path for recovering the capacity of the battery under a control of the control unit.

Inventors: Kim; Gwang Su (Chung cheong buk do, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: H02J 7/00 (20060101); H02J 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/28/2021