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Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit

Compact, portable kit with battery pack, AC inverter and solar panel

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A mini power station for your backpack

Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit

This kit includes a bolt-on AC inverter module that comes pre-attached to the Sherpa 100.

The power-packed Sherpa 100 is the new star in Goal Zero's family of lightweight lithium-ion battery packs, and this combo kit offers even more portable power options. The Sherpa 100 Solar Kit can keep several USB and 12-volt devices charged up when you're away from home, whether you're out on the trail, in the air, or on the water. And when you are at home, the Sherpa 100 charger has enough juice to function as a limited source of emergency power during a blackout.

What makes the Sherpa 100 so versatile is its substantial power storage capacity, and its ability to provide regulated power. Electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops are becoming increasingly finicky when it comes to charging. If they don't get just the right amount and consistency of power, they often won't take a charge — especially laptops. The Sherpa 100's USB and laptop ports supply regulated power to keep your gear happy.

Take your wall outlet with you

This kit includes an AC inverter module that comes pre-attached to the Sherpa 100 recharger. The inverter provides a standard 3-prong AC receptacle for compatibility with more devices, but the round opening makes no contact internally. This makes it super-easy to power laptops, tablets and camera batteries virtually anywhere.

Three ways to charge the Sherpa 100

There are three ways to keep the Sherpa 100 charged up and ready to go. If you don't have access to a conventional source of power, you can connect the Sherpa 100 to the included Nomad 20 solar panel and place it in the sun (a full recharge takes 10+ hours). Or, you can plug the Sherpa 100 into an AC wall outlet, or order the accessory cable from Goal Zero that lets you charge the Sherpa from your car's 12-volt accessory port.

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.

Product Highlights:

    Sherpa 100 recharger:
    • compact, lightweight rechargeable battery pack for charging laptops, tablets, lights, and small USB-powered devices
    • rugged, weather-resistant design — optimal operating temp. 32-104° F
    • can be charged from wall AC (takes 3 hours), or the included Nomad 20 solar panel (takes 10+ hours)
    • lithium-ion battery
    • battery capacity 98Wh (11V, 8,800mAh)
    • built-in low-battery and overcharging protection
    • detachable AC power inverter
    • inputs and outputs:
      • two USB ports for charging portable devices (5V, up to 2.1A, 10W max, regulated)
      • 7.4mm laptop port (19V, up to 6A, 120W max, regulated)
      • 6mm Goal Zero charging port (12V, up to 10A, 120W max)
      • 8mm input charging port for charging the Sherpa 50 (14-29V, up to 5A, 60W max)
    • built-in LED flashlight
    • 5-13/16"W x 1-5/8"H x 5-1/4"D (7-1/2"W with AC inverter)
    • weight: 1.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 6 months
    Nomad 20 solar panel:
    • compact, foldable 20-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)
    • inputs and outputs:
      • USB port for charging cell phones, MP3 players, etc. (regulated)
      • 8mm solar port
      • 2.5mm mini-port for charging a compatible Goal Zero recharger
      • input port for chaining up to four Nomad panels together for more power and/or quicker charging
    • ports and cables are located in a built-in pouch
    • built-in pocket protects your device as it charges
    • 8-1/2"W x 13"H x 1"D (folded); 30-1/2"W x 13"H x 1"D (unfolded)
    • weight: 2.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • Note: panel cannot store power for charging after dark; storage requires included Sherpa 100 recharger

    Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    1 Review

    Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit

    Written by: LegalEgl from Charlotte, NC on August 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome device. I had a Sherpa 50 that I bought years ago for a trip. I took it out of storage and tried to charge it for my current trip and it swelled up like an orange - I guess they meant it when they said you had to periodically charge it! Anyway, I bought the Sherpa 100 as a replacement so I would have power for my laptop, iPad, iPhone, GoPro camera, and satellite phone while I was on a weeklong sailing trip. I charged the unit on land from a wall outlet and then on the boat using either the solar panel that came with the kit (chained together with the smaller solar panel I had from the Sherpa 50 kit) or from the boat's DC power when it was available. Kept my devices charged all week.

    Pros: Large capacity. Can charge up a laptop plus a cell phone and camera on a single charge.

    Cons: Whenever possible, use the 12v or laptop ports to charge a laptop rather than the 110 inverter. If you use the inverter it drains the Sherpa more than with the other methods. I bought a 12v car adapter cord for my laptop and used it to charge the laptop from the Sherpa. Also, to avoid the problem I had with my old Sherpa 50, this time I'm leaving the Sherpa 100 connected to my wall outlet between uses instead of throwing it in a drawer. Hopefully, that will preserve its function.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Nomad 20 Solar panel
    • Sherpa 100 Power Pack
    • Sherpa AC Inverter (installed)
    • Charging power supply (70" DC output cord attached-15.3 volts/3-amp)
    • 72" AC power cord
    • 12 Volt car output adapter for Sherpa (cigarette lighter type port)
    • 12 Volt car adapter for Nomad 20 Solar panel (cigarette lighter type port)
    • 4.7mm to 8mm adapter cord for legacy Nomad products
    • 14" Laptop charging cable
    • 5.5mm Laptop adapter (Asus/ IBM/ Lenovo/ Panasonic/ Toshiba)
    • 6mm Laptop adapter (Sony)
    • 7.4mm Laptop adapter (Dell/ HP)
    • 8mm Laptop adapter (IBM/ Lenovo)
    • Nomad 20 User guide
    • Sherpa 100 Power Pack user guide
    • Sherpa AC Inverter user guide
    • Sherpa Tips
    • Laptop charging kit information

    Product Research


    Nomad 20: The Nomad 20 solar panel has three outputs, a 78" cord with a 12 volt output to charge the included Sherpa 100 or power the included 12 volt car adapter, a 7" cord with a Mini Solar plug for the Guide 10 Plus battery charger, 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 20s can be linked together to provide more power. Twelve nylon loops allow you to easily hang/mount the solar panel.

    Nomad 20 Specifications:

    • Rated Wattage: 20 watts
    • Solar Cell Type: mono-crystalline
    • Open Circuit Voltage: 18-22 volts DC
    • Weight: 2-1/2 lbs
    • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 0°-120° F
    • Outputs:
      • 12 Volt Port: 14-22 volts/1.3 amp (30 watts max, not regulated)
      • Mini Solar Port: 6.5 volts/1.1 amp (7 watts max, regulated)
      • USB Port: 5 volts/2.1 amp (10 watts max, regulated)
    • Approximate Charging Time: varies with weather conditions
      • Sherpa 100: 10-20 hours
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 24"
      • Height: 13"
      • Depth: 1/4"

    Sherpa 100: The Sherpa 100 Power Pack is a Lithium-ion NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) battery designed to charge or power 12 volt and USB powered devices, and laptop computers. The Sherpa 100 is charged using the included AC power supply or Nomad 20 solar panel. (It can also be charged in the car using an adapter available on Goal Zero's web site.) Individual switches control the main power, the 12 volt or laptop output (one or the other, both cannot be powered simultaneously), the built-in flashlight, and the AC inverter output. The display shows remaining battery capacity in 20% increments.


    • Battery Voltage Range: 9-13 volts (98 Wh/8800 mAh total capacity)
    • Weight: 1.9 lbs
    • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 32°-104° F
    • Input: 14-22 volts; up to 3-amp; 45 watts max
    • Outputs:
      • 12 Volt Port: 12 volts DC/up to 10 amps (120 watts max; regulated)
      • USB Ports: two female USB type-A Ports; 5 volts/2.1 amp (10 watts max; regulated)
      • Laptop: 19 volts DC/up to 6 amps (120 watts max; regulated; laptop adapter cables included)
      • Sidecar Port: 9-13 volts DC/10 amps (120 watts max; not regulated; for use with included AC inverter (installed) or for chaining multiple Sherpa 100s together)
    • Fuse: 20 amp ATO automotive fuse
    • Shelf Life: recharge every 3-4 months (if not left plugged in)
    • Approximate Charging Time:
      • Included AC Power Supply: 3 hours
      • Included Nomad 20 Solar Panel: 10-20 hours
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 7-1/2"
      • Height: 1-5/8"
      • Depth: 5-1/4" (with nothing plugged in)

    Sherpa AC Inverter: The included Sherpa AC inverter mounts to the side of the Power Pack, plugging into its sidecar port. A dedicated switch turns the AC output on/off. The output is a standard polarized 2-prong outlet. A third opening allows you to plug in a 3-prong plug, but the third prong makes no contact internally.

    Sherpa AC Inverter Specifications:

    • Weight: 0.35 lbs/5.6 oz
    • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 32°-104° F
    • Input: 9-13 volts/0-10 amps (120 watts max)
    • Output: 110 volts AC (100 watts max)

    Warranty: The warranty is 6 months on the Sherpa 100 Power Pack, 1 year on the AC inverter, and 1 year on the solar panel.

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