Sherpa 50 Power Pack
The Sherpa 50 Power Pack is a lightweight power supply that keeps your devices like laptops and tablets charged up anywhere you go away from a power source. It is easy to pack and light enough to carry so your gear now goes the same distance you do and quickly recharges from an AC outlet, a car, or even a solar device. This device brings convenience to the charging of some of your favorite devices that you utilize on a daily basis.
Sherpa 50 Charging
There Are Three Ways to Charge Your Sherpa 50
Goal Zero’s Sherpa can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).
It can be charged by being plugged into a regular wall outlet.
It can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V adapter.
Sherpa 50 Powering
The Sherpa 50 Powers Your Device in Three Ways
The USB port best charges all your medium USB powered devices.
Use the included laptop tips to power your laptop without the need of the laptop wall charger. For Apple Laptop products, we strongly recommend using the Sherpa 100 Power Pack for the best performance.
Plug in your device just as you would to the wall with the removable inverter. (sold separately)
Some laptops like the MacBook Air 13in and Surface Pro3 requiring 1A, are not compatible with the Sherpa Inverter. The Sherpa Inverter is rated at .7.
|Wall Charger (30W): 3 Hours|
|Car Charger (30W): 3 Hours|
Nomad 13 Solar Panel: 8-16 Hours
|Nomad 20 Solar Panel: 6-12 Hours|
|Cell Type: Li-NMC|
|Peak Capacity: 58Wh (11V, 5200mAh)|
|Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles|
|Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months|
|Fuses: 15A, user replaceable fuse|
|Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in|
|USB port (output): 5V, up to 1.5A (7.5W max), regulated|
|6mm port (output, 6mm, green, hexagon): 12V, up to 8A (100W max), regulated|
|Laptop port (output, 7.4mm, orange, square): 19V, up to 5A (100W max), regulated|
|Sidecar port (chain, 9mm): 9-13V, up to 10A (100W max)|
|AC inverter US (output, sold separately): 110V, up to 0.7A (75W max), 60Hz, modified sine wave|
|AC inverter Int. (output, sold separately): 220V, up to 0.35A (75W max), 50Hz, modified sine wave|
|Charging port (input, 8mm, blue circle): 14-25V, up to 2A (30W max)|
|Weight: 1.2 lbs (544 g)|
|UV Coated to prevent scratching|
|Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 5.25 in (11.4 x 3.8 x 13.3 cm)|
|Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)|
How do I know the Sherpa is turned on?
Push the power button below the LCD batter monitor and it will light up.
How do I know if I have a full charge?
The LCD battery monitor displays charge level in 20% increments. If all areas are shaded and the top segment says “Full” then it is charged up and ready to go.
Is the Sherpa waterproof?
No. Although the Sherpa 50 is durable, you will want to protect it from elements. Make sure the ports are dry before using the device.
Can I take the Sherpa on an airplane?
Yes, the Sherpa meets all requirements for carry-on and is perfect for keeping your devices charged on long flights. Please check with airline for current regulation.
How long can the Sherpa hold its charge?
It can hold its charge for several months. However, to keep the battery healthy and ready to go, we recommend that you leave your Sherpa plugged in between uses. If this is not possible, charge it every 3-4 months.
What type of battery is used in the Sherpa?
Lithium-ion NMC. It has these advantages: stores more energy; smaller and lighter watt for watt; and retains its charge even after months of storage.
Can I chain multiple Sherpas together?
Yes. You can chain two Sherpas together through the sidecar port. See video for details.
Why did the Sherpa 50 turn off automatically?
The Sherpa 50 has a built-in feature that turns the unit off after a period of inactivity. This saves power. To override this mode and keep it in “always on” mode, simply hold down the power button for about 10 seconds. A small “ON” icon will appear in the upper left side of the LCD battery monitor if you are in “always on” mode. In this case, it will only turn off if it runs out of power or you turn it off.
|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|