How the Weego JS12 Saved the Day!
Ironic! I left my pocket-sized lithium Weego JS12 jump starter battery+ plugged into my cigarette lighter socket and 13 hours later, as I was leaving work, discovered my car battery was drained. The last few mornings my Subaru started rather slow and I knew my car battery was getting low and needed a good Pulse Charge. As a safety net, I grabbed the Weego. If I was not in such a rush and so utterly distracted, I would have unplugged the device and brought it inside to charge while I was at work. But, I suppose, if life went as planned I would not have a good story to tell you today…
The Background For Why A Jumper Cable Kit Was Used
We bought this 1998 Subaru in 2005 on a bright and sunny spring day from a friend that rebuilt totaled cars. It runs fine but has always had a battery drain. Some of the latches do not always catch leaving a dash light, overhead or trunk light on. We’ve gotten used to pulse charging the battery regularly and keeping a jump starter handy. Now I have to give myself some credit. I did realize the potential for being stranded was near. I could sense the clouds growing on the horizon as the slower starts indicated someone had not noticed that a door or the trunk was not fully closed. Or perhaps my four-year-old son found his way into the vehicle and turned a bunch of nobs. In any case, I have a short drive to work—really not enough time to allow the alternator to put any real charge into a depleted battery. Putting all this together, I grabbed the Weego JS12 only to discover my wife or kids had been using it to charge their phone or game players. The indicator light showed there was about 30% charge left on the JS12. To jump start a car I would like to see it above 50% State of charge (SOC). This would be the rationale for why I had the Weego JS12 sitting on the passenger seat plugged into the cigarette lighter socket. I was trying to use every bit of time available to get the lithium battery above 50% in case I needed to call upon its power to get me home.