An apparatus connected to an energy storage device for powering an electric motor and optionally providing a warming function for the energy storage device is disclosed. The apparatus includes a circuit connected to the electric motor and the energy storage device for generating a current. The apparatus also includes a switching device operably associated with the circuit for selectively directing the current to one of the electric motor and the energy storage device.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation; The University of Toledo
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Ashtiani, Cyrus N. and Stuart, Thomas A., "Battery self-warming mechanism using the inverter and the battery main disconnect circuitry" (2005). University of Toledo U.S. Patents. 99.