You've tried sending smoke signals, but your fire-starting skills kind of suck. Whip out your Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel, power up, and send messages like a civilized person via your smartphone. Or, if human contact is what you desire, power up your GPS and see how far you are from the closest pub. Or connect the solar panel to your Goal Zero Rock Out portable speaker and dance like no one's watching, because no one is. Small and light enough to tack to your backpack, this clean, Earth-loving power panel goes anywhere you do.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel delivers 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. 30% smaller than comparable panels and 14 times more powerful than closest competitor. Use with Guide 10 to power your devices when solar is not available.
Ultra lightweight, weather-resistant solar panel enables you to charge handheld USB/12V gear directly from the sun. Use a Goal Zero portable power pack and store power for your gear day or night.
|Dimensions (folded):||9 x 1.5 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm)|
|Dimensions (unfolded):||9 x 1.5 x 17 in (22.9 x 3.8 x 43.2 cm)|
|Folded dimensions:||9.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 in. (24.1 x 3.8 x 16.5. cm)|
|Goal Zero Switch 8:||3-6 hours|
|Guide 10 Plus:||3-6 Hours|
|Ideal for:||Guide 10, Switch 8|
|Included with Nomad 7:||1 X Nomad 7 Solar Panel, 1 x 12V cigarette adapter|
|Mini Solar Port (2.5mm):||6.5V, up to 1.1A (7W max)|
|Outputs:||6mm 12V ports, USB|
|Packed Size:||6 x 9 x 1 in / 16.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm|
|Power Output:||USB, 12V|
|Power outputs:||USB port, 5V (regulated); Mini-solar port, 6-7.5V (not regulated); Solar port, 15V (not regulated)|
|Solar Port (blue, 8mm):||15V, up to 0.3A (5W max), regulated|
|Time To Charge 12V devices (satellite phone, GPS):||unknown|
|Time To Charge USB devices: cell phone, MP3 player:||1-3|
|USB Port:||5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||847974001981|
|Usage:||Accessories, GPS, Phones|
|Weight:||0.8 lbs (363 g)|
|Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel Charger||$79.99|
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I typically take this with me when I'm car camping to charge my phone. My phone gets used as a GPS tracker, map, camera, and occasionally call maker when I'm camping/on a road trip, and this can be easier than trying to charge it through the car when I won't be in the car for long. You can hang it up in the morning while you're making breakfast and get an iphone 5 from dead to about 30% in an hour or two, and then leave it on the seat or something to build up the battery during the day, then finish off the charge when you get back to the car.
Use is very simple, just hang it in the sun and leave it there. It has a USB output as well as a 12-volt output, so you can charge most anything.
I like to use the Nomad 7 to charge my phone and portable music device. It does a good job of keeping the charge level where I need it on sunny day, but does not do as well on cloudy days or where the sunlight is dim. There are larger panels that do that. I just attach the Nomad 7 to my backpack or the top of my daughter's carrier and we're off. Good stuff.