Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack

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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack
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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack -
Goal Zero's Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack is an ultra lightweight USB solar charging system that's pocket sized. Use as a single unit power pack to power your device or as a power source to recharge the batteries for use in any AA or AAA battery powered device. It's a great accessory for the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel (sold seperately). The Guide 10 Plus has a 1.0 Amp USB capable of powering iPad.


  • About the size of a cell phone


  • Small, lightweight, perfect for pocket or purse


  • Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun in 6 hrs with Nomad 3.5 solar panel or 2 hours from the Nomad 7
  • Built-in LED flashlight runs 20+ hours per charge
  • Recharge a cell phone one to three times per charge
  • The Goal Zero Guide 10 Battery Pack can also be charged up via USB from a wall outlet or computer
  • 1 x Super Charge Cable
  • Recharge from any USB
  • Weighs 6.4 oz.
  • Use as a single unit power pack to power your device or as a power source to recharge the batteries for use in any AA battery powered device
  • Battery pack stores enough power to recharge your device up to 3 times per charge
  • Stores power for charging devices day or night
  • Works with AA and AAA rechargeable batteries (comes with 4 AA batteries); AAA batteries require an adapter, which is included with the Goal Zero AAA batteries
  • Due to federal shipping restrictions regarding products containing lithium batteries, this product cannot be shipped to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Catalina Island, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO, or international addresses. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Charges electronics directly via USB output and is capable of charging iPads
  • Recharges via mini-USB, or via solar panel in as little as 6 hours (depending on conditions)
  • AAA Battery insert available with AAA battery purchase
  • Perk up a tablet, 30% charge
FEATURES of the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack.

*When using GOAL ZERO NiMH rechargeable low self-discharge AA cells.
*AAA Cells require an adapter, which is included with AAA battery purchase.


Fight the 1-time use battery villain with the heroic small, lightweight, and rechargeable Guide 10 Plus battery pack from Goal Zero. The Guide 10+ packs enough power to recharge your cellphone 1-3 times and add up to 30% on your tablet.


The Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus battery pack cranks out 1 amp of power, letting you charge an iPad® or other tablets from the sun when used with the Nomad 7 solar panel (sold separately).


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An ultra lightweight USB solar charging system, the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Power Pack conveniently fits in your pocket so you can recharge your gadgets anytime, anywhere.
At about the size of a cell phone, this ultralightweight USB solar charging system can fit in your pocket. It’ll recharge your cell phone one to three times per charge, and a built-in LED flashlight runs 20+ hours per charge. Use it as a single unit power pack to power your device or as a power source to recharge the batteries for use in any AA or AAA battery-powered device. Stores power for charging devices day or night. (Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun in six hours with Nomad 3.5 solar panel or two hours from the Nomad 7.) Can also charge via USB. Includes a four-pack of AA rechargeable batteries.


Go-anywhere, rechargeable battery pack keeps your handheld gear going strong. Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch.

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Designed to be used with the Nomad 3.
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Any USB Power Source:8-10 hours
Batteries:4 x AA or AAA** NiMH cells
Battery Capacity:10 Wh*, use only NiMH cells
Certifications:FCC and CE
Dimension:2.5 x 4 x 0.75" / 6.4 x 1.9 x 10 cm
Dimensions:2.5x4x0.75" (6.4x10.16x1.90cm)
Flashlight:100mW white LED, 100+ hours*
Goal Zero Nomad 3.5 (solar port):6-8 hours
Goal Zero Nomad 7 (solar port):2-4 hours
Includes:1 x Guide 10 Power Pack
Life-span:Hundreds of cycles*
Optimal Operating Temp:32-104 F (0-40 C)
Optimal Operating Temperature:32-104° F / 0-40° C
Shelf Life:12 months*
Solar Port:6.5V, 1.5A max (7W)
USB Standard Port:5.0V, 1.0A max (5W)
USB-Mini Port:5V, 0.7A max (3.5W)
Upc, Ean, Isbn:855249002915
Weight:With Batteries: 0.4 lbs (0.18kg)
Weight with Batteries:0.4 lb / 0.23 kg

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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good experience with minor adjustments

I actually love this piece of equipment. I use my iphone as a dedicated GPS and this unit allows me to use it on multiple day trips. (I have used this on trips spanning over 4 days so far with zero problems.) It also works great with my Guide Plus Mobile Solar unit. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the batteries it comes with could be better but that's an easy fix!

Having read the negative reviews on this product I will say this. Your charging power is only as good as the batteries themselves. My unit came with 4 AA batteries rated at 2000 NiMH. I replaced those with 4 PowerEx 2700 NiMH batteries which I already owned and charging power was significantly improved. (over doubled actually) I have been able to charge my iphone4 from 5% power to 100% and charge my ipod from dead with power still remaining on the goal zero.

I especially like the idea that it takes AA batteries because I can bring along an additional set or more of batteries for emergency backup. When other units go dead, they are worthless until you can recharge them from home again. This unit can be recharged using solar power on the trail or by simply bringing back up rechargable AA batteries. Having those additional features will keep this a key piece of gear in my arsonal for years to come!

Also, I have used battery chargers that interfear with my iPhone GPS while they are charging so I have to stop tracking while recharging. This product does NOT interfear with my tracking and I can charge in my pocket while hiking and continue to use my all my phone GPS functions. HUGE PLUS!
Warwick at REI on 05/05/2012

Great Idea, needs some work

I plan to use this item to charge a variety of devices, mostly phone and camera. I have been looking for a charging device that is not only portable but uses AA or AAA batteries. The reason being is that for the most part energy sources are proprietary with the battery embedded in the device. with this device I have a circuitry independent of the power source thus when the batteries finally die, and they all do sometime, all I have to is recycle the batteries and replace them with off the shelf batteries as well as off the shelf cables. My object to the close association with solar is actually pretty minor. I am not always in a situation where I can leave the devise to charge in the sun via a solar panel. If I were to leave it unattended I might not have when I return. This is why I would like to see a wall charger of the appropriate mAh. Right now I am using my phone or camera charger to recharge the batteries. I also believe that while overall it is a good design it feels a bit fragile. I think the plastic door cover might break off without much effort. Despite these minor concerns I would recommend it to any who ask, but I would also recommend the competitor product for slightly different reasons also vended by REI
Giordano at REI on 07/07/2013

Versatile power storage

My only complaint with this product is that it should just come with the solar collectors (Nomad 7, 3.5, etc). This charges quickly. I can get two charges on my smartphone when the Guide 10 is fully charged. It will accept any NiMH rechargeable battery, so the Energizer recharger/batteries I bought eons ago can fit in this and work fine. The LED is really bright and works even where there is not enough charge left for electronics. I have charged my smartphone, iPod, my son's MP3 player, and our camera with this (not all from the same charge). I can connect this to the Nomad 7 and set it in the car window. It tolerates the cold we have had in Wisconsin this past month. I charge it in the living room window all day and then take the Guide 10 in my tote to work to keep my energy-hog phone charged. Love this set (Nomad 7/Guide 10).
Yoganaut at REI on 02/02/2013

Pretty good!

I like this charger. As some posters previously pointed out, the included batteries are not the best. Also, I agree that you could store more energy with a Lithium Ion pack. But, for versatility and convenience, this is very good. I like being able to carry inexpensive batteries in my pack, and being able to charge my devices w/o worry. If needed, I can get replacement batteries most anywhere. That would not be the case with a Lithium Ion battery pack. Also, it is neat to be able to do both AAA and AA batteries. It works as advertised. I can get 1.5 charges on my phone, or 2 complete charges on my Garmin 310XT. I would like more, yes, but I don't see how that could be done with today's technology.
fulmar2 at REI on 05/05/2012

So good I bought another one.

Works great to give my phone some extra juice while on a walk or heading anywhere with a mostly dead phone and no outlets. I'm planning to rig it to my bike along with the Nomad7 solar panel to power my phone while I ride around town.
DON'T TRY TO CHARGE NORMAL ALKALINE BATTERIES -- BUT -- you can drop in alkaline to supply more power longer.
Phoenix of MT at REI on 05/05/2013

Charged Up

Used this charger with the Nomad 3.5 solar panel on the JMT and it worked perfectly. My camera uses 4 AA batteries, so I bought 4 extra rechargeable batteries and just swapped them out with fresh charged ones. Also used it to keep my cell and MP3 player charged.
sierrafreak at REI on 09/09/2013


I use this for charging all my portable devices. This device is great for bringing backup power on the go. I like that it uses/charges batteries also, doubles a device for charging batteries and for cahrging other devices.
Tusken at REI on 04/04/2013

Convient power supplyy

- If REI would just sell the replacement batts.
- Easy for me to use maintaining power to phone and light sources.
- Gone one for my nephew who is in service.
John - Sea John Kayak at REI on 03/03/2013

Great product

This battery pack works great. I also bought the AAA batteries and insert. So far this thing does exactly what it is suppose to do.
Brandon the Hiker at REI on 06/06/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Not as good as expected--disappointed

I came to the store intent on buying the Brunton Aspire and had it in my hands. The salesperson saw me holding it, said he was going to do me a favor and told me it was no good and I should buy the Goal Zero instead. I had done my research prior and had decided the Brunton was the way to go. But he was pretty convincing and went to great lengths to talk me out of the Brunton. I had planned to charge from various sources and various devices. Goal Zero seems to to lock you into buying more cords (from them) in order to make this fully useful. Quite disappointed I let the salesperson change my mind. I'll probably just keep this in the emergency supplies I guess since I can't find the packaging to take it back. Going back online to buy the Brunton since it is no longer available in the store.
hotskoz at REI on 04/04/2012

Why not include the AAA adapter?

I do a lot of backpack hunting and was given the Nomad as a gift. I could not find anywhere that would ship the guide 10 because of the batteries. I was able to buy the guide 10 at REI but the AAA adapter is not included and there were none in store. I am now able to charge batteries for my GPS and direct charge my sat phone. I prefer to use AAA headlamps and would like to be able to charge AAA as well. I have checked and have been unable to find anywhere to purchase the AAA adapter by itself (as nowhere that I have been able to find will ship batteries).

The concept and equipment are top notch, it's frustrating trying to get set up though.
bundter at REI on 02/02/2012

Expected Much More

I have owned the goal zero guide 10 system for several months now and taken it on several outings. This thing is great for charging my headlamp a few times on the trail. However, I can only charge my galaxy s2 about %40 before the pack is dead and needs recharging. This is ideal for an emergency situation, but not really for sustainable power on the trail. I think this pack would be much better if they made it an internal lithium ion pack instead of AA's. NIMH batteries simply do not pack enough punch to power today's devices. Although I swear by goal zero solar panels, I feel this battery pack fell a bit short of my expectations.
bkress at REI on 03/03/2012

Had higher hopes

Bought this after reading lots of reviews. I charged the batteries when I got home. It would only recharge my half dead cell phone once before the Guide 10 Plus would need another charge. I repeated this process several times before I contacted Goal Zero customer service. They were very helpful. They eventually sent me another set of batteries. They are much better however I was expecting the same performance as my Brunton Inspire, which I love. I did throw in a set of Eneloops while I was waiting for the replacement batteries. Only then did I get the same performance as the Inspire.
sadkomodo at REI on 03/03/2012