World’s lightest jump-starter? Whistler releases Jump & Go power supply

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Whistler’s Jump & Go portable jump start power supply is available in a range of colors and weighs less than one pound, but it can jump start any 12-volt vehicle multiple times without needing a recharge, according to Whistler. (Photo courtesy Whistler Group)

Dead batteries can happen to the best of us. Take it from me. When my Ford Ranger’s factory battery suddenly died last year in the middle of a delivery route, I would have LOVED to have the Whistler Jump & Go mobile power supply waiting behind my seat to jump me off.

A press release from Whistler said the Jump & Go weighs in at less than one pound. Despite its light weight, Whistler says it will jump start a number of 12-volt vehicles ranging from cars to trucks, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, lawn tractors, and ATVs — and it will do so multiple times without needing a recharge.

The press release described the product this way:

The Whistler Jump&Go was conceptualized around a compact, yet powerful design. It features a lithium polymer battery that can be recharged hundreds of times and will impressively hold a charge for over 1 year. The 2.1 Amp USB port and built in multi- function LED flashlight makes this product ideal for emergency situations. Additional features include a battery power/charging level indicator, built-in overcharge protection, and back feed protection. Customers can choose from 4 shock absorbent silicone covers including: black, yellow, red, and pink. The zippered storage case conveniently holds the jumper cables, 12 volt charger, home charger, and the Jump&Go unit.

Whistler Executive Vice President of Marketing and Operations Leslie Folsom said, “We are very excited to have this product available at retail. We believe such an innovative product that offers so much benefit will provide many vehicle owners, parents of young drivers and those who travel often a little peace of mind.”

Whistler said the Jump & Go portable power supply is expected to retail at approximately $99.

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