In most situations, having a bigger mouth isn’t something considered as a benefit. But as part of several new designs in its latest portable jump starter and rechargeable battery pack, larger clamp mouths included in Weego’s Jump Starter 44 hopes to redefine ‘the industry with unique technological features never before seen in the market’.
“We set out to create an all-new product incorporating features not found in any other portable jump starter,” said Gerry Toscani, CEO of Weego. “After hundreds of our own jump starts, asking lots of questions in the field, and amassing awesome, unaided feedback from users, we developed a product to help any motorist, boater, thrill-seeker and weekend warrior stay powered, keep moving, and worry less in their travels.”
Weego design and electrical engineers created Weego 44 to ensure it is easy-to-use, safe and reliable and that it provides power to start a gas engine up to 6.4 liters as well as charge mobile devices including phones, tablets, laptops and other USB devices. Taking a page from the tremendous success of their original Jump Starter Battery+ line, Weego Jump Starter 44 is packed with new-and-improved features to reinforce its unique design, ergonomic form and intuitive functionality.
According to the manufacturer, one of the most exciting breakthroughs of Weego 44 is its all-new, patent-pending ‘Smarty Clamps’ which feature rear hinge points offering jaws that open much wider than traditional clamps which in turn, make it easier to connect the device to any battery terminals.
The ergonomic design also ensures a better grip regardless of hand size and strength. Each jaw delivers power from both sides guaranteeing the best jump-start connection possible. Extra-long, 24 inch cables make hard-to-reach connections to the battery terminals incredibly easy.
Other highlights in this latest product from Weego are a complete set of safety and convenience features which reportedly sets it apart from all other jump starters.
These include lights and sounds built into the Smarty Clamps that make it easy for the user to instantly know that a successful engine start is possible. This new ‘Connection Detection’ technology displays a green light to indicate the cables are properly connected and ready for a jump start. A red light lets the user know the unit is improperly connected or not connected to a 12-volt system. Flashing lights and a buzz noise alerts the user to a Reverse Polarity issue such as crossed cables on the battery terminals.
Weego 44 also has ‘Over-heat Protection’ which prevents any damage of Weego during cranking. After a cool down period, it resets itself for another jump.
Power Surge Protection shuts Weego 44 down automatically if the engine requires more power than Weego is rated to deliver and Anti-Spark Protection ensures the unit will not spark if the clamps touch each other or other metal objects.
“Being entrenched in this industry for three years now has helped us develop very sophisticated technologies with improved safety, yet made it all so very easy for everyone to use,” Toscani continues, “Maintaining a superior-quality build with long-lasting, high-grade components continues with this next generation of reliable, portable power.”
Weego 44 packaging is a very unique, retro-inspired, keepsake lunchbox and included inside is the unit, Smarty Clamps, wall charger, car charger, water-resistant carrying case, hook and lanyard, quick start guide, and instruction manual.
The Weego Jump Starter 44 is priced at $149.99 and should hit the shelves in August. Additional jump starters, extending the line from Weego 44 will be released early 2017.