At Blue Pacific Solar our outdoor enthusiasts test every type of portable solar kit on the market. Try taking a product to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for a week on trails where you do not see another soul for 5 days at a time if you really want to see if a product works.
Nomad 7 solar panel and Guide 10 rechargeable battery pack will keep the grass from growing under your feet and you on the move. The lightweight portable solar charger kit will power up your small electronics or let you power them from the Guide 10 power pack.
The Nomad 7 watt portable solar panel is made of Mono-crystalline solar with a 5 Volt USB output port as well as a 12V DC output port. Weighing in at less than one pound, you will find it will stow away in your pack or case at only 6″ X 9″ X 1″. The Nomad 7 Adventure Kit is a durable portable solar charger and has been tested and certified by FCC and CE. Comes with a 1 year manufactures warranty.
Nomad 7 watt solar panel kit includes the Guide 10 battery pack with 4 rechargeable batteries. With the Nomad 7 solar portable panel and the Guide 10 power pack you can recharge and go. If you want to get an idea how long it will take to power up your small electronic gadget, Goal Zero has field tested this kit with an independent team of outdoors, persons. The Nomad 7 watt solar panel will charge most USB and 12V gadgets directly from the portable solar panel.
You can also charge multiple small electronic devices simultaneously if they are connected to both the USB and the 12V output ports. The Nomad 7 watt solar panel splits the incoming solar power to both output ports. Goal Zero calls the repower numbers TrueWatt charging times. iPod = 2 hours. Garmin GPS about 2 hours. Charging a cell phone 1 hour. GoPro Camera, 4 hours and last but not least this solar panel will charge a Satellite phone in about 2 hours.
The Nomad 7 watt solar panel is weather resistant but it is not waterproof. That means you will not damage the portable solar panel by getting it wet, but don’t try and hold it underwater. You also need to keep in mind that the Nomad 7 watt solar panel needs to pointed at the sun for it to deliver a full 7 watts of power. (Buy the way, anyone in business has to admire the job the marketing folks at Goal Zero does screen printing there name on all their products in several locations.)
These high-tech solar panels have more power per square inch than any other solar technology. But keep in mind that mono-crystalline solar panels need to be kept free of shading to work properly. You iPhone users might want to make a note that the iPhone can be pretty prickly when it comes to power sources.
If you attempt to charge your iPhone directly from the Nomad 7 watt solar panel, the iPhone may display a compatibility warning. Part of the problem is the inherent inconsistency of solar with clouds passing over or other shadows. Oh, wait, that’s not a problem with the Guide 10 Adventure Kit because it not only includes the Nomad 7 solar panel but also rechargeable batteries. Power your iPhone using the USB port on the Guide 10 portable battery. Problem solved!
Source: Blue Pacific Solar Nomad 7 Adventure Kit