(Smart Battery Data
) is a method to monitor a rechargeable battery pack
, initiated by Duracell
. A special integrated circuit
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.
See also Smart battery system.