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Off the grid only in the mind.
The ultra compact and convenient Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Recharging Kit is a rechargeable battery pack and the Nomad 7 folding solar panel for powering up your handheld electronics anywhere the sun shines. The pack also has standard USB and mini USB ports for charging up using your laptop or other electronic. The AA or AAA batteries charge up in two hours via the solar panels or six hours via the USB. It takes about an hour to directly charge up your smartphone, so when you're off the grid geographically you can stay connected. Whether it's to upload jungle-themed selfies or call for search and rescue when you've had enough, power sure is nice to have.
The super-durable and rugged solar panel withstands use and abuse, wet weather and being stepped on. Not that you would step on it, but you could. Both the battery pack and solar panel are so compact, the pack nearly pocket size and the panel the size of a notebook, for ultra portability.
- Directly charges smartphone in one hour
- Built-in LED light runs for 150+ hours per charge
- Charge up removable AA/AAA batteries from USB or sun
- Charges up in about six hours via USB
- Charges up in about two hours from solar panel
- Standard USB, mini USB, and solar charging ports
- On-off switch for USB output and LED flashlight
- Charge indicator light
- Rugged folding monocrystalline Nomad 7 solar panel
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this before a climbing trip to the desert and have only used it for one weekend, but this will definitely be an essential piece of gear on many trips to come. It worked great for recharging phones and speakers to keep the photos and tunes coming for the whole trip.
Gettin some juice in the MT Backcountry!
Does this come with the AA/AAA re-chargeable...
Does this come with the AA/AAA re-chargeable batteries? Or do you need to buy those separately?
It looks like it comes with 4 AAs:
It does come with 4 AA and an adapter for AAA but if you need AAA you have to buy them seperately
This is the first thing I pack!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I solo canoe camp frequently throughout the summer, and finally last year after a weekend without enough battery power to even make an emergency cell phone call, I bought the Goal Zero Guide 10 recharging kit and the Nomad 7 Solar Panel. I will never leave home without them now! They're light and work great. The battery is required to charge an iPhone 4, as other reviewers have noted. I leave home with everything fully charged. Then during the trip, I strap the solar panel anywhere in the sun - the canoe seat, a branch, a rock, the dog's backpack, whatever. It's awesome.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Awesome piece of gear!
Size comparison 2
GZ Nomad 7 v. Nalgene bottle #2
GZ Nomad 7 v. Nalgene bottle
pocket folded back
pocket on back with the outlets for the charger. You can keep whatever you are charging right in the pocket
Power where you need it
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This charger is pretty awesome. It gets the job done. It will charge your phone or other small electronics. Having the battery charger is nice for extended trips. You can recharge batteries to use in headlamps or a GPS unit. Having the batter charger double as a re charger is nice for recharging electronics when there is not enough sunlight. The lashing loops are great for lashing it to your pack so you can charge on the go
The biggest thing problem you will run into is positioning the panels to get maximum power. But after a little practice you will get used to it.
Over all this is a good charger for on the trail. If you have small electronics you need to keep charged this is the charger for you.
this is a great, light, compact, well thought-out product. it's got lots of loops for multiple hanging options to maximize charge, and it packs up small when you don't need it. it charges faster than advertised on a sunny day at elevation, and is about as advertised at sea level (slower or faster depending on a bunch of factors).
my complaint is that it started smoking when i tried to charge my droid razr. the good news is i called goal zero and they overnight delivered a new charging pack and a smart phone adapter as they had reports that certain phones caused issues.
it takes a LONG time to recharge your phone, so you have to be good about charing the batteries all day and recharging your phone at night. i would guess headlamps recharge more quickly, but haven't tried that yet.
but it works and there aren't many other ways to recharge stuff in the bc.
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This is such a good thing! It does exactly what it says; it's light weight, takes a licking, and can literally save your life. And, you get to live guilt free with renewable energy. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made. I use it in the city and the wilderness and when the zombie apocalypse arrives, I'll be living comfortably with music and light!
I have two cameras. One semi-compact and...
I have two cameras. One semi-compact and one DSLR. Is this setup good enough to charge the cams through the usb inlet on them?
Not quite answering your question... but I've never heard of a DSLR that will charge through its USB port... What model is it?
most things with usb canbe charged with this setup. it's described as goor for things like like lights, phones, and tablets, but not laptops. the listed usb output is 5.0V, up to 1.0A (5W).