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Goal Zero - Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel - Black with Green Accent-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away, Cheaper and Better Products Out There

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    GoalZeroPaperWeight
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    Bought the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus for a camping trip. Should have read some reviews as there are plenty around that state it could not charge an iphone not to mention it received a very poor review from outdoor gear lab. For the record it never maintained a consistent 4 LED status which is what is described as providing 5V output and that is what is needed to charge an iphone. I was really only able to consistently maintain a 2 LED light status and this was even with cloudless skies around the Columbia River Valley/Gorge in central WA. As Best Buy only provides a 15 day return policy I was not able to return this product on my return from the trip. I therefore attempted to sell the product on Amazon and received a copyright infringement notice from Amazon via Goal Zero as I stated honestly in my product description that I can only speak for my experience attempting to use the product to charge an iphone and it failed so I would not buy this from me if that is your intended purpose. Not only does the product not work but the company must vigilantly try to snuff out honest reviews and even those attempting to protect future buyers that the product is not capable of providing a consistent 5V output. Buy at your own risk and try to re-sell at your own risk as well. By the way, bought some cheap $39.99 solar panel, just slightly larger than an iphone, half the size of the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus, and it has no problem charging an iphone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, portable and useful panel

    Posted
    JSmith6
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    I purchased this panel to help cut my electric bill and have a power source while hiking/at the pool or beach. The panel is fairly rugged. I have used it daily since purchasing it in December (it is now 20FEB19). I use it to charge my Note 8 and a Goal Zero Venture 30 battery pack. It charges both quickly and you can monitor this via the four LED indicators that illuminate depending on how much sun it is receiving. I use this to charge my phone or portable speaker while using them at the beach or pool. The panel folds in half, making it easy to pack and hike with. There is also a USB cord and attached leg to prop the panel up to the proper angle for usage. Never any issue with this panel, works every time and is easy to use. I use this in conjunction with the Goal Zero Venture 30 batter pack and another battery daily. We have cut our electric bill $5-10 a month. Not a lot, but nice and we have some backup potential for hurricane season. I highly recommend this if you are into hiking, being outdoors or need a small panel for power outages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Will not directly charge my iPhone 7 Plus... =(

    Posted
    Roofrat72
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have an older version of the nomad 7 and I have used it backpacking a few times. The worst feature is when the panel loses strength due to clouds or shade and stops charging the phone. I would have to unplug the phone and plug it back in again. I bought this new panel because it is supposed to eliminate that problem. It MAY eliminate that problem BUT this panel will not directly charge and iPhone 7 Plus. The phone does not recognize the device (yes, I used an OE Apple Cable). Good news is, I have a few battery packs that I can still charge up and then use those to charge my phone at night so I guess I'll keep it! The panel itself is very rugged and clips to the outside of my pack very easy. It is small and lightweight and perfect for camping and backpacking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let it sit in the sun and charge!

    Posted
    Laurie
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    As I drove from California to Texas, I plugged my phone into the sun charger and kept it powered up and charged. Arrived at my destination each night with a fully charged phone after using it all day with Waze to get where I was going, Free energy on my RV dashboard!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Andrew
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    Gonna take this camping to charge batteries. So I’ve tested it in the backyard and it has fully changed the batteries. I’m sure I’ll find other uses for it also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works as advertised

    Posted
    Cephas
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    I took the solar charger on a camping trip and found it will recharge my Motorola G5S Plus phone from half charged in about an hour under a sunny sky with a few clouds. I adjust the panel to the sun as it moves across the sky to get maximum exposure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Life saver

    Posted
    Lightman
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    Great product to carry with you on outdoor excursions. We used this to charge our phones and tablets while on a two week camping trip. The product worked great so long as you position it to where it’s getting maximum sun exposure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solar energy

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    Mr5starreview
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    So this product was one I was looking forward to but the only problem that encountered was that the charger cable to the phone stop charging and the solar panel stop working less than a month but before it was unresponsive it was going great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked great after a hurricane

    Posted
    Team
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    I do emergency response and power isn't always available was able to plug my phone in and it was charged up and under 2 hours sounds like a long time but we don't have any power at all it's pretty fast

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Practical solar charger

    Posted
    Galaxy
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    Very easy to use, practical, and better than expected performance. I used it on the beach to recharge my iPhone 7 +, and my JBL Flip 4 speaker and did it in a short time and steady way. Even that there were some clouds around..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product...

    Posted
    Lightman69
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    Worked great! I used this to charge my cell phone and flashlight while camping in the High Sierras. I would give it 5 stars if it had the ability to charge more then one device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nomad 7 Plus

    Posted
    Anthony808
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    Works as stated. Charges my iPhone SE and my spare USB battery pack both in moderate and full sun light. Will be using it with my Nitecore USB battery charger for my Nikon camera. I plan to buy a second one to chain them together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great works well

    Posted
    headustrophus
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    Bought this for my family emergency kit. It’s a must for keeping phones and other devices charged in the aftermath of a disaster, in case there is no power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great solar charger

    Posted
    CindyB
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    Purchased this for my Type 1 diabetic daughter, to be sure she could keep her glucose monitoring devices charged while traveling in the mountains. It worked perfectly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good charger

    Posted
    Curt
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    Purchased primarily for backpacking. Haven’t taken it on the trail yet. Did a good job charging my iPhone and seems durable enough for the trail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    GarnetAngel
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    I’ve taken mess with me and two vacations and absolutely love not having to worry about carrying a big bulky charger with me as long as you have sunshine it’s fantastic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile charger!

    Posted
    Bilbo2
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    Excellent foldable solar charger for those on the go. Great for Camping, hiking, biking. All you need is direct sunlight and about three hours it's ready to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for backbacking

    Posted
    Chris
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    Needed something to keep the cell phone and tablet charged on my week in the wild. Watched the product video online and which showed it would recharge my backup power-pack too and it really does work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Phone Charging

    Posted
    StevetheTraveler
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    It will charge my Iphone & plus if it is not overcast. I have only used it once but so far it works as described

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Goal Zero

    Posted
    dynomite
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    its good when you need it during the hurricane but it would be better it picked up more juice from the sun better to charge more than one device at the same time

    I would recommend this to a friend