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March 15, 2016

End the Frustration of Lost Vehicle Presets


Sometimes there’s a jewel hidden among the dross of new-product e-mail that tumbles in daily.

This looks to be one.

Weego is a manufacturer of portable jump starters and rechargeable battery packs and has a number of accessory devices designed to increase the versatility of its Jump Starter Battery+ models. This one saves the electronic presets on the vehicle controller.

Intended for the car diy enthusiast, the device will save things like radio and clock settings, seat positions, alarms, climate control, GPS, and keyless entry codes that are lost when you disconnect the vehicle battery.

Called the OBDII 12V Memory Saver, it simply attaches to the vehicle’s OBDII port. With the other end of the cable connected to the 12V/10A output in one of Weego’s jump starters, it maintains power to the ECU so the presets are retained when the vehicle power is cut when the vehicle battery is disconnected for whatever reason.

And while Weego will happily sell you a jump starter, the OBDII memory unit can be powered by any portable supply that has a 12V, 5.5 mm barrel jack output.

At $19.99, it is not expensive and I’m thinking, well worth a spot in your tool chest. You can likely find it in the local car parts store or, failing that, an Internet search should turn it up for purchase on-line.


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