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Smart Battery Data definition

hardware, protocol
(SBD) A method to monitor a rechargeable battery pack, initiated by Duracell and Intel. An special IC in the battery pack monitors the battery and reports information to the SMBus. This information might include: type, model number, manufacturer, characteristics, discharge rate, predicted remaining capacity, almost-discharged alarm so that the PC can shut down gracefully; temperature and voltage to provide safe fast-charging.
Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (http://sbs-forum.org/).
(1999-08-08)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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