Rated 4 out of
If you need power to charge things, um, anywhere, this one is great!Took this panel (and Goal Zero's little charger & batteries) on a 3,000mi+ bicycle tour and used it to charge my phone, AA & AAA batts, and both charge & power my little mp3 player when it ran out of juice, I'd just plug the usb cable in and have the panel(s) (this one has two) hanging off the panier of my bike - no lack of tunes, unless of course it was night :[,,,,Down side, and this one does stink, the panels will scratch each other if you don't put some sort of soft cloth between them.,,,,Also, don't be an idiot like me and have the batts/charger that you're using exposed to the sun - trust me, you will destroy them. Obviously full sun works best, but I did get power out of it even in grey skies and dusk/dawn.,,,,Darn it, thinking about that trip makes me want to go on another one!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of
Great compact solar panelI recently ordered this solar panel to supplement my emergency preparedness setup. I have an old Brunton solar panel that I occasionally used but it was limited to only outputting the 5V USB. The great thing about this panel, along with the other Goal Zero panels, is that they can be used in multiple ways. You can charge your portable device directly from it, connect it to a battery pack such at the Guide 10 Plus or Switch 8 or you can daisy chain them together to increase your power output. I plan to get a 13W and 20W panel from Goal Zero to allow me to pick which one(s) I want to take with me depending on what kind of trip I'm taking (i.e. car camping, backpacking, end of the world, etc.). As I mentioned above, these are great to have for being prepared too. The ability to chain them together means I didn't waste my money on a 7W panel that can't be used to charge larger items. With the three panels combined I'll be able to output 40W!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 4 out of
Perty SweetPretty cool little solar charger. It can charge a phone and the 12V output comes with a ciggarette lighter adapter if you have things that plug into that. Down side is that I couldn't connect my 12V devices to it. I had a battery pack and some lights that didn't connect to it.
Date published: 2014-07-25
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