It does not really matter what device you want to charge off-grid using portable solar. These days there is a charger available for your cell phone, iPad or iPod, laptop or CPAP. Portable solar can give you the power when you are backpacking, hunting or just on a weekend campout with he family. Our portable solar product of choice is Goal Zero. These guys and gals really know the outdoors and walk the walk.
Portable solar panels for cellphones that start with the Nomad 7 and Guide 10 battery pack.
The Nomad 7 is a 7 watt mono-crystalline solar panel with 5 volt USB and 12 volt DC output ports. Weighing in at a meager 0.8 lbs, the product packs into a 6″ x 9″ x 1″ space. The Guide 10 battery pack will store power so you can plug-in and recharge your cell phone day or night.
Camping, fishing or backpacking off-grid its nice to know that the Nomad 7 will charge an iPod, Garmin GPS in about 2 hours. A cell phone can be recharged in about 1 hour.
Featuring a reflective nylon cord, the Nomad 7 portable solar panel make it easy to hang the battery charger off your backpack or tent. You can drape the Goal Zero Nomad 7 off your backpack plugged into your cell phone or camera and charge your USB device directly from the solar panel.
One great feature of this portable solar panel is that you can simultaneously charge a USB device while you are using the 12 volt charging port. Weather resistant, the Nomad 7 portable solar panel will not be damaged if exposed to rain or snow. Just remember, like all electronic devices you should not submerge this unit.
If you are looking for affordable portable solar products, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 is a good all-round entry choice for most small electronics. Small portable solar chargers will defiantly free you from the grid and allow you to share your experience with the people you care about.