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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

Compact, portable kit with battery pack and solar panel

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by Steve Kindig
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Solar power for when you're packing light

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

This compact go-anywhere kit combines Goal Zero's Guide 10 Plus rechargeable battery pack and Nomad 7 folding solar panel. Together they'll keep your handheld gear going strong. Their small size and light weight makes them perfect for tossing in a backpack for recharging power wherever and whenever you need it.

The Guide 10 Plus is best used with your smaller USB powered devices. Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, camera or GPS, or even perk up your tablet in a pinch.

The Nomad 7 is an ultra-compact yet powerful solar panel that enables you to charge your handheld devices directly from its USB and 12 Volt DC charging ports.

Two ways to charge the Guide 10 Plus

To keep the Guide 10 Plus charged up and ready to go, connect it to the Nomad 7 solar panel and place it in the sun. Or, you can plug the Guide 10 Plus into any USB power source, such as a laptop.

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:

    Guide 10 Plus battery pack:
    • compact rechargeable battery pack for charging smartphones and other small USB-powered devices
    • 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
    Nomad 7 solar panel:
    • ultra-compact, foldable 7-watt solar panel
    • rugged, weather-resistant design — optimal operating temp. 0-120° F
    • high-efficiency monocrystalline cell technology
    • nylon loops make it easy to hang the panel from a backpack, in a car window, or in any convenient spot when camping
    • capable of charging some small electronic devices directly (smartphones, GPS units, cameras, but not tablets)
    • built-in pocket protects your device as it charges
    • inputs and outputs:
      • USB port for charging phones, MP3 players, etc. (regulated)
      • 12V port for charging 12-volt devices or a compatible Goal Zero recharger like the Sherpa
      • 2.5mm mini-port for charging a compatible Goal Zero recharger like the Guide 10 Plus
      • input port for chaining together multiple Nomad panels for more power and/or quicker charging
    • 9"W x 6-1/2"D x 1-1/2"H (folded); 9"W x 17"D x 1/4"H (unfolded)
    • weight: 12.8 oz.
    • warranty: 1 year
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    • Nomad 7 Solar panel
    • 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)
    • 12 Volt car adapter (cigarette lighter type port)
    • Nomad 7 User guide
    • Guide 10 Plus user guide
    • Solar panel tips
    • Charging note
    • Warranty information

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    Features

    Nomad 7: The Nomad 7 dual solar panel has three outputs, a Solar plug for the Guide 10 Plus battery charger, a 12 volt output for the included 12 volt car adapter (has a cigarette lighter type port), and a USB type-A port. Multiple outputs can be used simultaneously; the available power is split between them. There is also a Chain Input so up to four Nomad 7s can be linked together to provide more power. Nine nylon loops allow you to easily hang/mount the solar panel.

    Nomad 7 Specifications:

    • Rated Wattage: 7 watts
    • Solar Cell Type: mono-crystalline
    • Open Circuit Voltage: 6.5-7 volts DC
    • Efficiency: 17-18%
    • Cell Area: 394 cm² (including the case, each panel is approximately 9"x6")
    • Weight: 0.8 lbs
    • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 0°-120° F
    • Outputs:
      • Solar Port: 6-6.5 volts/1 amp (not regulated)
      • USB Port: 5 volts/1 amp (linear regulated)
      • 12 Volt Port: 13-15 volts/0.2 amps (boost regulated)
    • Approximate Charging Time: varies with weather conditions
      • Included Battery Pack: 2-4 hours
      • Typical Cell Phone/MP3 Player: 1-3 hours
      • Smart Phone/GPS/USB Camera: 2-4 hours
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 17"
      • Height: 9"
      • Depth: 1/4"

    Guide 10 Plus: 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 the included Nomad 7 solar panel, 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).

    Guide 10 Plus 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 (including batteries)
    • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 32°-104° F
    • Inputs:
      • Solar Port: 6.5 volts/1.5 amps (7 watts max)
      • 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:
      • Included Nomad 7: 2-4 hours
      • Goal Zero Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel: 6-8 hours
      • Standard USB Power Source: 8-10 hours
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 2.625"
      • Height: 4"
      • Depth: 0.8" (with nothing plugged in)

    Warranty: The warranty is 6 months on the included Guide 10 rechargeable batteries and charger, and 1 year on the solar panel.

     
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    Written By Randy U, Huntington Park, CA on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    So far so good, I have field tested this already a couple of times. I timed how long it takes for a cell phone charge, does actually better, 30 mins faster than what what the box says it will take. I bought for that primary reason. The panels are very compact and built sturdy. This little kit comes with everything you need. I bought my nomad 7 with the battery charger, also works great, charges batteries just like it said it would.
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    Compact, light, great for emergencies
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