Solar is a great alternative.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus module is a compact and modular solar briefcase. It can produce 7 watts of power from the sun at peak time.
The 7 Plus Nomad solar panel recharges most USB devices from the sun.
The module does not charge many devices simultaneously. It only comes with a single USB cord. It is not like the Nomad 7 solar panel with various output ports.
The kit does not include any adaptors. The operation and
usage of the module are straightforward. It is a breeze to set up and use.
The module is a foldable solar briefcase. It is a handy
piece of equipment to use for charging your USB devices.
The 7-watt solar briefcase is from Goal Zero. It is a
plug and play solar system and easy to set up and use.
Goal Zero is a good company to deal with. The company
cares about its customers with a high emphasis on after-sale service.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel is ultra-lightweight, portable and weather-resistant.
The 7 Watt Foldable Monocrystalline Solar Panel briefcase includes the following;
When folded, the dimensions of the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel are 6.5 x 8.75 x 0.75 inches (16.5 x 22.23 x 1.9 cm)
It gives you an idea of how well it will fit in your pocket, hand or bag or wherever you plan to use the solar briefcase.
When unfolded, the dimensions are 13 x 8.75 x 0.5 inch (33 x 22.23 x 1.27 cm)
With the kickstand, it weighs: 16.2 oz. (459 g)
Without the kickstand, it weighs: 12.6 oz. (357 g)
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Monocrystalline briefcase generates cheap electricity.
Open the solar briefcase and direct it to the sun. Remember when perpendicular to the sun you get peak performance.
Use the kickstand for ease of direction and to get peak wattage.
Rated Power: 7W
Open Circuit Voltage Voc: 8-9V
Cell Type: Monocrystalline
Weight with Kickstand: 16.2 oz. (459 g)
without Kickstand: 12.6 oz. (357 g)
Dimensions (unfolded): 13 x 8.75 x 0.5 in (33 x 22.23 x 1.27 cm)
(folded): 6.5 x 8.75 x 0.75 in (16.5 x 22.23 x 1.9 cm)
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel comes with a 12 month warranty.
Best used to directly
10-30 watt rechargers.
Power bank for later use,
Other smaller USB devices,
Goal Zero Power Banks,
Lighthouse 400 Lantern.
The junction box comes with an intensity indicator.
Four LED lights give a sign of the solar conditions. The more LED’s on, the better the charging.
It works as follows;
With one light on you have 2 watts available.
With two lights on you have 3 watts available.
With three lights on you have 4 watts available.
With four lights on you have 5 or more watts available.
The USB junction box also comes with an automatic restart future. This ensures that you charge devices to the full in case of disconnections.
It can track power flow history and determine the completion of the charging cycle. If not full it will complete the charging after any interference.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus comes with a magnetic detachable kickstand. This allows you to travel lightweight if you wish to.
When you leave it attached to the module you can pop it out and use it for best positioning to the sun. This is to ensure charging at peak wattage.
When attached it also provides shade as well as a handy pocket for the devices you plug in to charge.
The fact that the Nomad 7 Plus does not fold completely flat makes it more susceptible to damage. It is always necessary to handle with care.
Being external exposes the USB connection to harsh conditions. Unwanted wear and tear are likely to occur.
There are cheaper briefcases available, but not the same quality as the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus.
This is a great portable charger, with high quality and it comes at a good price.