The Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit by GoalZero is a great combination of products to help you keep your electronic devices running as well as recharging AA and AAA batteries for headlamps, flashlights, or other devices. It includes the Guide 10 Plus go-anywhere, rechargeable battery pack which keeps your handheld gear going strong. You can charge removable AA/AAA rechargeable batteries from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch. Directly charge a smartphone in 1 hour, and the built-in LED light runs for 150+ hours per charge, giving you an extra flashlight. It also includes a Nomad 7 Solar Panel that provides 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. Solar charge your cell phone in 1-2 hours. Use solar power with USB or 12V devices. The Monocystalline panel allows you to collect 7 Watts of power from the sun. Foldable, rugged design, and weather resistant. The kit also includes a USB charge cord, a 12v cigarette adapter, Four (4) AA rechargeable batteries, and a AAA battery adapter. (Note: The phone in the above photo is not included).
The Guide 10 Plus RECHARGER is a go-anywhere, rechargeable battery pack that keeps your handheld gear going strong. Charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch. Directly charge a smartphone in 1 hour. The built-in LED light runs for 150+ hours per charge. Charge up removable rechargeable AA/AAA batteries from a USB port or the sun. Battery Type: use only 4x NiMH cells.
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. It collects 7 Watts of power from the sun. Foldable, rugged design, and weather resistant. 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. The Nomad 7 Solar Panel can be chained together with other panels for increased collection. Ports 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). The Nomad 7 Solar Panel is rated at 7 Watts, with an Open Circuit Voltage of 8-9V. The Cell Type is Monocystalline.
Guide 10 Plus Specifications: Chainable: No. 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). Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS. Warranty 6 months.
Nomad 7 Solar Panel Specifications: 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). Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS. Warranty 12 months
As you can see, the Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit provides you with lots of options for obtaining power from the sun and then using it to recharge electronic devices or batteries. This is a great kit for a small package.