Solar is a great alternative.
The Nomad 7 solar panel is compact and versatile. It can produce 7 watts of power from the sun at peak time.
The Nomad 7 recharges AA batteries right from the sun. Also most USB and 12V devices, but not tablets.
The module is a foldable solar briefcase.
It is a handy piece of equipment to use for charging your USB devices and many other functions.
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 as well as, weather-resistant.
The 7 Watt Foldable Monocrystalline Solar Panel briefcase includes the following;
2 x Mono Solar Panels.
One junction box in the poach at the back of the briefcase. The junction box provides for some outlets for multipurpose usage.
Also a 12volt adaptor for cigarette lighter socket in a car.
When folded, the dimensions of the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel are 9 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 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 9 x 1.5 x 17 inches (22.9 x 3.8 x 43.2 cm)
It weighs 16.2 oz. (460 g).
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Monocrystalline briefcase generates cheap electricity.
Rated Power: 7W
Open Circuit Voltage: 8-9V
Cell Type: Monocrystalline
Weight: 16.2 oz. (460 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)
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel comes with a 12 month warranty.
The Nomad 7 directly charges most USB and 12V devices.
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus battery pack,
and many more.
The manufacturers put the junction box at the back in a poach. This is for protection and safe operation even in harsh weather conditions.
It comes with many ports to power various devices;
There is a USB port.
Also a port for 12-volt devices. Here you can also connect your 12volt adaptor for cigarette lighter socket in a car.
Then there is an output port for a Guide 10 Plus Recharger from Goal Zero. You can buy this rechargeable battery pack for extra energy storage.
You also get a chain output port. This is to chain connect up to four Nomad 7 panels for greater output.
It is possible to use the USB and 12V ports simultaneously. The Nomad 7 will split the incoming power between the two ports. The devices will then charge at the same time.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel is a bit slow to charge.
It is also expensive, but it is high class and good quality.
The briefcase is a bit heavy, but it does come with lots of extra parts & cords.
A good feature is that the Nomad 7 closes with magnets, but that adds to being too heavy.
You can get the solar briefcases for cheaper, but not the same quality as the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel.
This is a great portable charger, with high quality @ a good price.