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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack

Compact, rechargeable battery pack

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by Steve Kindig
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Don't forget to pack this portable power pack

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus

Use the standard USB connector for charging your small USB-powered devices. You can charge the battery pack by connecting it to a compatible USB power source or solar panel.

The Guide 10 Plus is go-anywhere rechargeable battery pack that will keep your handheld gear going strong. Its compact size makes it perfect to toss in a backpack or purse for recharging power wherever and whenever you need it. Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, camera or GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch.

Two ways to charge the Guide 10 Plus

There are a couple ways to keep the Guide 10 Plus charged up and ready to go. If you don't have access to a conventional source of power, you can connect the Guide 10 Plus to Goal Zero's Nomad 7 solar panel (a full recharge takes 2-4 hours). Or, you can plug the Guide 10 Plus into any USB power source, such as a laptop (takes 8-10 hours to recharge).

If you plan to go solar and use the Guide 10 Plus with the Nomad 7, check out the Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit, which includes both products.

Who is Goal Zero?

Goal Zero is a Utah-based innovator of portable solar solutions that can power a variety of USB, 12-volt, and AC devices wherever and whenever you need them. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on Earth, Goal Zero products add an eco-friendly measure of convenience, comfort and safety to any outdoor adventure.

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Highlights:

  • compact rechargeable battery pack for charging smartphones and other small USB-powered devices anywhere
  • rugged, weather-resistant design — optimal operating temp. 32-104° F
  • rechargeable battery pack (4 "AA" NiMH batteries included)
  • includes standard USB output port for charging devices, and a mini-USB input port for charging battery pack
  • regulated power output is 5V, 1A (5 watts)
  • fully charge a smartphone in as little as one hour
  • can be charged by any USB power source or by the Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel
  • recharge time: 2-4 hours with Nomad 7, 8-10 hours with USB power source
  • charge up removable AA/AAA batteries from USB or sun (adapter included for charging "AAA" NiMH batteries — "AAA" batteries not included)
  • built-in LED flashlight runs for 100+ hours per charge
  • 2-5/8"W x 4"H x 13/16"D
  • weight: 6.4 oz.
  • warranty: 6 months
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Guide 10 Plus battery charger
  • 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • AAA Charging adapter
  • 13" USB cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and male mini-USB type-B connector on the other)
  • 7" Solar charging cable
  • User guide
  • Charging note

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Features

Overview: The Guide 10 Plus battery charger includes four AA NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable batteries and offers two options for charging, the Solar port plugged into an optional Nomad 7 or Nomad 13 solar panel (item numbers 79711800 and 79712003, sold separately), or the mini-USB type-B input port connected to another USB power supply. An adapter is included for charging four AAA NiMH batteries (AAA batteries not included). With the charged batteries inside, the Guide 10 Plus acts as a USB power supply using its USB type-A output port. The built-in LED flashlight will run for more than 100 hours on a full charge. An LED indicates the amount of charging completed (while charging) and power availability (when not charging).

Specifications:

  • Compatible Batteries: NiMH only; all four batteries must be installed when charging
  • Included Batteries: 4 AA NiMH; 2,300 mAh
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs/6.4 oz (including batteries)
  • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 32°-104° F
  • Inputs:
    • Solar Port: 6.5 volts/1.5 amps (7 watts max); use with Nomad 7 or Nomad 3.5 solar panels
    • USB mini Port: 5 volts/0.7 amp (3.5 watts max)
  • Output:
    • USB Port: 5 volts/1 amp (5 watts max; 10 Wh max total capacity)
  • Shelf Life: 6 months; if not used, the battery should still be recharged every 3-4 months
  • Approximate Charging Time:
    • Nomad 7 Solar Panel: 2-4 hours
    • Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel: 6-8 hours
    • Standard USB Power Source: 8-10 hours
 
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