Review: Weego Portable Jump-Start Battery Pack Aims to Keep You on the Road
After a trip to, say, a Cleveland Browns game, your friends drop you off at your car. You turn the key, however nothing happens. As if your team losing yet another game weren’t frustrating enough, you’re at This kind of point stranded in an empty parking garage. Weego, a producer of advanced jump-starting battery packs, aims to make This kind of a problem of the past.
Weego’s four jump starters all pack disproportionately large punches against dead batteries; even the smallest along with least expensive ($100) can be able to start gasoline engines up to 4.6 liters in size. The largest style, the Professional ($190), can zap large-truck gasoline engines along with 4.8-liter diesels with relative ease.
Weego loaned us one of its newest products, the Weego 44, for hands-on evaluation. Aimed at everyday drivers rather than enthusiasts who fanatically maintain their vehicles, the 44 can be the stupid-proof variation. The modest pack holds enough power to comfortably jump gas engines up to 7.0 liters in size along with diesel units up to 3.5 liters. Fret not, Camaro Z/28 owners; the Weego 44 can crank your ride, too, however you Viper owners may be out of luck.
Weego’s patent-pending Smarty Clamps are powered on both sides—most jumper cables are only powered on one side of the clamp—ensuring a successful connection to all terminals. The box can be smart enough to flow juice only when you contain the cables correctly attached. If the connection can be reversed, the box won’t route power through the cables.
Built-in 12- along with 19-volt ports enable This kind of pack to charge everything via your phone to the battery for your cordless impact tool. (of which should be noted, though, of which there can be no traditional two- or three-prong port on This kind of device.) A smart USB port automatically detects the maximum safe current for the plugged-in device, ensuring a fast charge without frying your beloved smartphone.
An assortment of connectable accessories help the Weego become useful in almost any situation. Mechanics will enjoy the OBD-II 12V attachment ($20), allowing them to save a car’s computer memory when the battery needs to be disconnected. Fishermen may find the SAE 12V DC adapter ($10) to be just the right piece of kit to test their trailer lights before hooking their boat up, as well as to power their fish finder on the water.
Recharging a depleted Weego 44 takes three hours. With just two percent of capacity loss per month, if you stash one of these in your glovebox for a year, you’ll still be able to call on of which in a tight pinch to deliver a jump.
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At just $150 for the 44, we suggest This kind of would likely make a Great present for family members, along with we’re not alone; more than 30 percent of Weego 44 packs are sold as gifts. of which comes in a tin lunchbox using a precharged battery pack, the Smarty Clamps, a hook along with lanyard, wall along with car chargers for the Weego, along using a water-resistant pouch for the whole kit.
Sadly for the team’s fans, a cure for yet another lost Browns season can be not included.