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Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel
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Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel - The Nomad 7 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.
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel - The Nomad 7 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. Please Note: In order to get the best charge from the sun, open up the panel BEFORE plugging your device in.
- Collect 7 watts of power from the sun
- Use solar power with usb or 12v devices
- Solar charge cell phone is 1 to 2 hrs.
- Protect devices with built-in pocket
- Foldable rugged design
- Weather resistant
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Most Liked Positive Review
Worked great at Disneyland!
Charged my backup battery charger for my verizon galaxy nexus perfectly. Only drawback was I had to constantly reinsert the USB charging cable if I walked in and out of the sunlight since it...Read complete review
Charged my backup battery charger for my verizon galaxy nexus perfectly. Only drawback was I had to constantly reinsert the USB charging cable if I walked in and out of the sunlight since it didn't like the drop in voltage. On second day at Disneyland, switched to Guide 10 pack which manages change in charging voltage better.
I got complements, like "Cool Backpack". I had to tell them that it was a normal backpack with a Goal Zero clipped to it. Folded up easily when I went on rides with the kids.
SUGGESTION: Cut hole in pocket that holds charger or Goal Zero should make a clear window so you can see the status LED of whatever you are charging.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not as advertised
The Nomad 7 did not work well with the iPhone 4. The Goal0 website implies plug-and-play compatibility with Apple products, and fails to clearly indicate any problems with charging Apple devices. Only in...Read complete review
The Nomad 7 did not work well with the iPhone 4. The Goal0 website implies plug-and-play compatibility with Apple products, and fails to clearly indicate any problems with charging Apple devices. Only in the customer comments and FAQs did I uncover the known problems between Apple products and the Nomad 7. The proposed solutions were unacceptable: I was not interested in constantly monitoring the charging process, disconnecting & reconnecting the iPhone with every passing cloud, nor did I care to spend an additional $60 to purchase the Guide 10 power pack. I therefore returned the product, expecting a full refund. Not only did Goal0 fail to provide a refund, they quit responding to any of my messages regarding the return. I was ultimately forced to dispute the charge through my credit card. I would not recommend this product or this company to anyone.
Reviewed by 167 customers
My son bought the Goal Zero Nomad 7 and showed it to me when we started the John Muir Trail. He brought 2 cameras and we had 2 iPhones (for GPS). These charging panels even charged our batteries in the rain! I was amazed at how quickly our batteries would get charged. We never had any power shortages throughout our 3-week hike. I recommend these panels to anyone going into the wilderness. Strap these outside your pack and charge as much as you want. For backpackers, weight is an important issue and these panels are perfect.
I use it to charge my iPhone when hiking or kayaking
I've taken my Nomad over a dozen times to the bush in Uganda. It's totally been trashed as you can imagine, but still works fine, pumping out free electricity. If you're traveling to a developing country where there is a spotty power grid, it's an absolute necessity.
Be aware you might not be able to power your phone straight from the panel. Youll probably need something in between like a battery pack (guide 10). I have two of these panels hooked up to a guide 10 and only charge my phone off of it. Works great.
Extremely rugged design. Works well under most lighting condition. Case has good connectivity with usb and power jack for 12v plugs, as well as output to guide 10 charger as well as the ability to connect to more panels. For the weight conscious the stated 460g is a little under the actual 507g.
I've owned this for a few years now and I love it. It's a great size. I keep it in my car and charge up my Guide 10 Plus battery charger and then charge my car electronics when needed. Also, when camping, the Nomad 7 panels are perfect for when your hiking (strap to back of backpack) and/or at camp. I'm writing this review now to let everyone know that it is a good purchase and I will miss having mine (it just got stolen out of my car the other night).
I chained Nomad7 ver1 to a Nomad 7 ver2 and used USB to my iPhone 6. Full sun 2 hours charged phone from 42% to 100%. Love it. Will experiment more.
During the two years that my wife and I hiked the 3100 mile Continental Divide Trail the Nomad 7 kept our I Phone charged allowing us to navigate the trail
I have 2 nomad 7 solar panels and they have worked great for me over the years. One is the older model and the other one a refurbished newer model. In decent sunlight they both have charged my Samsung Galaxy S5 close to what it would be if I plugged it into a wall outlet (0.98-1.08A solar panel, 1.17-1.59A wall). They are great solar panels to have while on the go or camping.
I bought this last year and I travel to Africa regularly which means I need to use it a lot. Electricity is not always readily available and being able to solar charge is exactly what is needed. The Nomad 7 Solar Panel is easy to carry and easy to set up and it works efficiently while in the outdoors or near a window. A MUST HAVE!!
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