Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit
The Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit comes with the Guide 10 Plus Recharger and Nomad 7 Solar Panel. Combined, you have a portable, rugged charging kit as adventurous as you are and it can keep your devices powered while away from a power source. Charge AAs from a solar panel or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch. This device brings the convenience of solar power to the charging of your favorite devices that you use on a daily basis.
Guide 10 Plus Solar Panel Kit Features
Guide 10 Plus Solar Panel Kit Charging
There Are Two Ways to Charge Your Guide 10 Plus
The Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).
The Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.
The Guide 10 Plus Powers Your Device in Two Ways
Removable AA/AAA Batteries
The removable batteries are perfect for headlamps, flashlights and more.
The USB port best charges all your smaller USB powered devices.
How Long Will It Take to Charge Your Device From Goal Zero Power Packs
It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from a Goal Zero power pack as it does from the wall.
What Can the Nomad 7 Solar Panel Charge
The Nomad 7 will directly charge most USB and 12V devices (not tablets). Most handheld USB devices, include: Cell phone, smart phone, GPS, MP3 player.
What Goal Zero Products Work Best With the Nomad 7
Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger, Guide 10 Plus, and Rock Out Portable Speaker.
Can I Use the USB and 12V Ports to Charge Devices Simultaneously
Yes. The Nomad 7 will split the incoming solar power between the two ports to charge devices simultaneously. Some devices may not be compatible.
Guide 10 Plus Tech Specs
|Any USB Power Source: 6-10 hours|
|Nomad 7 Solar Panel: 3-6 Hours|
|Nomad 13 Solar Panel: 2.5-5 Hours|
|Cell Chemistry: NiMH|
|Peak Capacity: 11Wh (4.8V, 2300mAh)|
|Single Cell Equivalent Capacity: 9200mAh at 1.2V|
|Lifecycles: 500 cycles|
|Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months|
|Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in|
|LED Output: 100mW, white LED|
|USB port (output): 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated|
|USB-mini port (input): 5V, up to 0.8A (4W max), regulated|
|Mini solar port (input): 6.5V, up to 1.1A|
|Weight (w/batteries): 0.4 lbs (181 g)|
|Dimensions: 2.5 x 4 x 0.75 in (6.4 x 10.2 x 1.9 cm)|
|Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)|
Nomad 7 Solar Panel Tech Specs
Charges the Following
|Goal Zero Switch 8: 3-6 hours|
|Guide 10 Plus: 3-6 Hours|
|USB Port: 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated|
|Solar Port (blue, 8mm): 15V, up to 0.3A (5W max), regulated|
|Mini Solar Port (2.5mm): 6.5V, up to 1.1A (7W max)|
|LED Output: 100mW, white LED|
|Rated Power: 7W|
|Open Circuit Voltage: 8-9V|
|Cell Type: Monocystalline|
|Weight: 0.8 lbs (363 g)|
|Dimensions (unfolded): 9 x 1.5 x 17 in (22.9 x 3.8 x 43.2 cm)|
|Dimensions (folded): 9 x 1.5 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm)|
What batteries can be used in the Guide 10 Plus?
Any AA or AAA* NiMH batteries can be used and recharged. We do not recommend other types of batteries. 4 same-sized batteries MUST be charged at once, but not all batteries need to be empty. *AAA cells are sold separately and come with an adapter to use with the Guide 10 Plus.
How do I charge the Guide 10 Plus?
From Solar: Use Goal Zero Nomad 3.5 or Nomad 7 with solar charge cable for fast charging.
From USB: Use any USB power source, such as a computer or any Goal Zero power pack.
Is the Guide 10 Plus waterproof?
No, but it is weather-resistant. Care should be taken to shield if from direct sunlight and the elements. Unexpected rain storms probably won’t harm it.
How is the Guide 10 Plus protected?
Usage is plug-and-play. The built-in battery management system prevents over-charging and over-discharging of batteries. The USB output will only supply the amount of power needed.
Does the Nomad 7 Solar Panel hold a charge?
No, the panel produces power only when exposed to sunlight. To generate the most power, angle the panel toward the sun. This improves your ability to collect power from the sun. Clouds and windows affect collection efficiency. If you would like to store power, combine the Nomad 7 with a Goal Zero recharger.
What can I charge directly from the Nomad 7 Solar Panel?
USB and 12V devices like cellphones, GPS and iPods. You can plug in a 12V device and USB device at the same time, however, you will slow down the charge time for both devices.
Is the Nomad 7 Solar Panel waterproof?
It is very weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow.
What am I having trouble charging by cellphone from the Nomad 7 Solar Panel?
Some phones require very specific and constant power. Try changing the angle of your panel and re-plugging in your phone. Most charging issues are overcome by incorporating a Goal Zero portable recharger.
Can I chain multiple solar panels together?
Yes. Chaining additional solar panels is a great way to charge your device from the sun in less time. You can chain up to four solar panels at once.
|Nomad 7||Nomad 13||Nomad 20|
|Switch 8||4-8 Hours||4 Hours||4 Hours|
|Flip 10||2.5-5 Hours||2.5 Hours||2.5 Hours|
|Switch 10||4-8 Hours||4 Hours||4 Hours|
|Guide 10 Plus||3-6 Hours||2.5-5 Hours||2.5-5 Hours|
|Venture 30||8-16 Hours||6-12 Hours||5-6 Hours|
|Sherpa 50||Not Recommended||8-16 Hours||6-12 Hours|
|Sherpa 100||Not Recommended||15-30 Hours||10-20 Hours|
|Escape 150||Not Recommended||26-52 Hours||17-34 Hours|
|Yeti 150||Not Recommended||26-52 Hours||17-34 Hours|
|Yeti 400||Not Recommended||Not Recommended||40-80 Hours|
|Yeti 1250||Not Recommended||Not Recommended||Not Recommended|
|Boulder 15||Boulder 30
|Switch 8||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Flip 10||2.5 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Switch 10||4 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Guide 10 Plus||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Venture 30||7-15 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Sherpa 50||8-16 Hours||4-8 Hours||1-3 Hours|
|Sherpa 100||13-26 Hours||7-14 Hours||3-6 Hours|
|Escape 150||22-44 Hours||11-22 Hours||Not Compatible|
|Yeti 150||22-44 Hours||11-22 Hours||3-6 Hours|
|Yeti 400||53-106 Hours||26-52 Hours||9-18 Hours|
|Yeti 1250||Not Recommended||80-160 Hours||27-54 Hours|