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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  • Lawrence Wilson

    I want to purchase your product since as you claim it old charge for one year. However from the information you provide I am not clear if your product comes also with DC cigarette lighter charger. I would like to know a little more about the features since I saw many features and attachments on the Power all PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter. Since your product holds charge for one year on like the Rosso that only holds it for five months can you send me an e-mail so convincing so I can choose finally make an informed choice.

    • Lyndon Johnson

      Woah, Lawrence. We’re not selling the jump-starter. We’re just writing about it. If you want Whistler to e-mail you, you’ll need to go to Whistler’s corporate website. Try this link.