Patent Number: 7,710,072

Title: Discharge circuit

Abstract: According to the invention, an apparatus for robust battery discharge which provides uninterrupted power to a discharge circuit used in a discharge cycle is disclosed. The apparatus may have a discharge circuit for discharging a battery. The discharge circuit may be adapted to be coupled with a discharge load and configured to discharge the battery using the discharge load during a discharging cycle. The apparatus may have a first power input and a second power input, which may configured to receive power from a first power source and a second power source, respectively. The power inputs may be further configured to supply power to the discharge circuit. The apparatus may have a power switching circuit for switching power from the first power source to the second power source when the first power source is interrupted. The second power source may be the battery.

Inventors: Ibrahim; Randolph A. (Sedalia, CO)

Assignee: Nexergy, Inc.

International Classification: H02J 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018