The goal was to create an intuitive, safe jump starter ready to start gas engines to 6.4l and diesel up to 3.2l using 12V systems. This covers most pickup trucks and SUVs as long as the battery isn’t completely dead. A ‘Smart Box’ guides the operator through the process. And they call their clamps ‘Smarty Clamps’, which won’t activate unless properly connected – so no sparks. But the technology isn’t in the clamps but in the unit itself. The Weego shuts down if your battery is the improper voltage, the Weego overheats, or if the polarity is reversed. Or if your engine pulls more than the rated 400 amps, which means if your battery is really, really dead – the Weego won’t start your engine. Look at the cold cranking amps (CCA) required for your trucks’ battery – that will give you an idea of how many amps you’ll need with no (i.e. a completely dead) battery. We don’t (hopefully) need to boost our truck too often so the Weego 44 makes itself useful in other ways. It has 500-lumen flashlight, which if you hang it overhead can function as a work light, and will reportedly run for 14 hours. It also functions as a strobe or will flash S.O.S. It’s also ready to charge your mobile devices including laptops. Naturally you also have to charge your Weego, so it comes with both a car charger and wall charger. The lunch box is a pure marketing gimmick. Functionally it’s a cheap tin box that gets bent out of shape and then won’t stay shut, unless you put stuff in exactly the same way as the robot at the factory. Fortunately, the unit itself is tougher - IP65 rated to keep moisture and dirt out, and comes with a moisture resistant bag that you can actually use. Drive over the tin box after you buy yours and email me the picture.
MSRP: $150 USD | www.myweego.com