Weego JS12 Heavy Duty Charger
As adventure motorcycle technology advances, cameras, GPS systems, and helmet-mounted communications get smaller and lighter. And as our use of these technologies increases, so does our thirst for power. When traveling over long distances or off the grid, recharging devices can be a challenge, especially when considering the limited power-producing capabilities of smaller adventure bikes.
Thankfully, the New Jersey-based company, Weego, provides a solution to this problem. Since moving to the Colorado Rockies in the middle of winter, my bike has been packed away in the garage. Recently I obtained the Weego Jump Starter JS12 Heavy Duty 12000 and decided to give it a test before the riding season started. Weighing in at just under a pound, and being about twice the size of an iPhone, I threw it in my pack for a day trip of filming.
The JS12 comes charged out of the box, and Weego claims it will hold a charge for several months. I found that in recharging it after completely draining the unit, it reached a full charge in a little over three hours. From there I was able to recharge two Sena Prism action cameras along with my Sena 20s helmet comms and still have enough power remaining for an emergency jump start. The best part about Weego’s JS12 is the set of attachments that comes with the unit. Battery jumper cables and an optional SAE adapter tether give you the ability to easily jump-start a dead battery while in the backcountry. One USB port, an included array of phone adapters, and a 12-volt cigarette style adapter provide endless options for recharging devices, as well as several options to recharge the JS12 itself while on the go.