WESTAMPTON, N.J. (February 25, 2019) – Weego, innovators of portable jump starters announced today the launch of Crankenstein™ Jump Starting 12V/24V Power Pack – a powerful, new, combination 12- and 24-volt portable jump starting solution, designed for the marine market. Crankenstein revolutionizes jump starting with industry-first features built into a compact power pack that is just nine pounds – 80% lighter than comparable lead-acid jump starters. Powered by the most reliable lithium-iron phosphate batteries, Crankenstein is ruggedly built to be the smartest, safest, most powerful and most compact solution available.
“When you are out in the middle of the ocean, having reliable power is critical,” said Gerry Toscani, CEO of Weego. “Any time spent dealing with a dead battery while adrift or at anchor can mean the difference between a good day on the water and a bad one. Instead of stopping everything to try to get a tow over VHF or spotty cellular reception, you can reach for Crankenstein with literally one finger for the power you need. Along with pleasure boaters, it’s a real time-saver and workhorse for boat yards, fleet managers and service professionals too!”
Crankenstein provides 1,200 cranking amps and 5,000 peak amps for 12-volt systems and 600 cranking amps and 5,000 peak amps for 24-volt systems – even capable of jumping vessels over 30-feet. Unlike many portable jump starters, Weego Crankenstein will jump start 0-volt batteries safely and automatically, eliminating down time until a replacement battery is installed.
A premium OLED screen clearly walks boaters through the jump and communicates warning messages, light brightness level, connection quality, and more for intuitive, effective and safe use. To help understand the vessel’s batteries’ state of health, a built-in voltmeter is included to measure voltage. Crankenstein’s patent pending Connection Detection technology displays the quality of battery terminal connections so users can adjust the clamps to achieve maximum connectivity with minimum resistance; this reduces the amount of time required making adjustments and initiating multiple start-attempts with lead-acid jump boxes. In addition, Weego’s Hotfoot™ technology allows operation in temperatures as low as -28 degrees Fahrenheit, warming up Crankenstein’s internal batteries to -5 degrees Fahrenheit for an assured jump in extreme cold. Crankenstein features auto on and off for all functions to simplify start-up and preserve battery life.
Weighing in at only nine pounds, Crankenstein is the lightest professional jump starting power pack on the market today guaranteeing it to be the easiest to transport, store and use on any boat. The premium, high-performance LiFePO4 battery is ultra-stable, making it an incredibly safe lithium chemistry for jumps requiring durability and resistance to potential over-heating situations. Crankenstein is built with reverse polarity, anti-spark, over-current, over-discharge, voltage detection and temperature protections to ensure the user, equipment and Crankenstein are safe.
Crankenstein’s reinforced case is built to withstand the rigors of repeated use and handling in the harshest of marine environments. It is IP65 rated for water, dust and dirt resistance, perfect for storing in lockers, dock boxes or other unprotected environments. And it works in extreme temperatures with an operating range of -28 to +140 degrees Fahrenheit. Built for years of daily use, Crankenstein’s battery is rated for up to 2,000 life cycles and will hold a single charge for over one year.
The unique clamps with tapered tips are powered on both sides guaranteeing all of Crankenstein’s power is available for a jump, even in the tightest battery compartments or bilge spaces. They open extra wide with half the effort of traditional clamps for the easiest yet most secure connection possible. An intense 1,000 lumen LED work light with adjustable focal length and brightness level is built-in offering 15 hours of extra light during night watches, at 100% intensity on a single charge. Crankenstein also has an SOS and strobe feature for emergencies, lasting up to 30 hours. The unit can be charged in just six hours while on the go with the supplied USB-C DC charger or from a standard AC wall outlet. It includes two USB-A ports with Detect-o-Matic™ fast-charge technology and a USB-C port for phones and tablets, capable of charging cell phones up to 10 times on a single charge. A 12V/15A CLA port accepts power inverters, air pumps for inflatables, and other 12-volt equipped tools and gear.
Crankenstein is designed and engineered in the USA to meet exacting, professional-mariner requirements, is lab tested both externally and internally for quality assurance and is covered under a one-year warranty. It is certified to the standards of the BC, FCC, CE and RoHS. Each unit includes a USB-C 15V/2.4A wall charger, a 12V DC USB-C car charger, a 40-inch charging cable, storage bag and a quick start guide.
Crankenstein is priced at $699.
Weego developed a dedicated website for the Pro market at myweegopro.com. This ecommerce site includes Crankenstein for online purchase and is live now.