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Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger

$39.99

Keep talking, emailing, surfing, and always stay moving. The Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger is an ultra-lightweight power supply that recharges smartphones and USB gear anywhere. It’s the perfect pocket-sized companion and won’t weigh you down, only charge you up so you always stay connected.

Features:

  • Recharge by: USB & Solar
  • Power Output: USB
  • Ideal for: Phone, GPS, Headlamp
  • Capacity: 8Wh, 2200mAh
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs (91 g)
  • Chainable: Yes

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Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger

$39.99

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$39.99

TWO WAYS TO CHARGE THE GOAL ZERO SWITCH 8 RECHARGER

The Goal Zero Switch 8 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility). The Goal Zero Switch 8 can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.

HOW IT CHARGES

How it Charges

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: How do I turn on the Goal Zero Switch 8?
  • A: There is no on/off switch. The Goal Zero Switch automatically turns on when a port is used.
  • Q: How do I know if I have a full charge?
  • A: When charging, all LED lights will be lit to show a full charge. Otherwise, press the charging indicator button to display the charge level.
  • Q: Is it waterproof?
  • A: No, although the Goal Zero Switch 8 is durable, electricity and water don't mix well. Make sure the ports are dry before using the device.
  • Q: What type of battery technology does the Goal Zero Switch 8 use?
  • A: Lithium-ion NMC. It has these advantages: stores more energy; smaller and lighter watt for watt; and retains its charge even after months of storage.
  • Q: Can I take the recharger on an airplane?
  • A: Yes, the Switch 8 can be taken anywhere and is great for keeping devices charged on long flights.
  • Q: Are there different attachments and tips for the Goal Zero Switch 8?
  • A: Yes, there are many under development. Currently there is a Bolt Flashlight Tip. Click to view.

Charge Times
 
Charging From: Switch 8 Guide 10 Plus Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100 Yeti 150 Yeti 400 Yeti 1250
USB 4 Hours 6-10 Hours N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wall N/A N/A 3 Hours 3 Hours 6 Hours 5 Hours 16-20 Hours
Car N/A N/A 3 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours 13 Hours 40+ Hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel 4-8 Hours 3-6 Hours Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Nomad 13 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 8-16 Hours 15-30 Hours 26-52 Hours Not Recommended Not Recommended
Nomad 20 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 6-12 Hours 10-20 Hours 17-34 Hours 40-80 hours 125-250 hours
Boulder 15 Solar Panel Not Compatible Not Compatible 8-16 Hours 13-26 Hours 22-44 Hours 53-106 hours Not Recommended
Boulder 30 Solar Panel Not Compatible Not Compatible 4-8 Hours 7-14 Hours 11-22 Hours 26-52 Hours 80-160 Hours
Escape 30 Briefcase Not Compatible Not Compatible 4-8 Hours 7-14 Hours 11-22 Hours 26-52 Hours 80-160 Hours
Boulder 90 Solar Panel Not Compatible Not Compatible 1-3 Hours 3-6 Hours 3-6 Hours 9-18 Hours 27-54 Hours

THE GOAL ZERO SWITCH 8 POWERS YOUR DEVICE BY:

USB
The USB port best charges all your smaller USB powered devices.



HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CHARGE YOUR DEVICE FROM GOAL ZERO POWER PACKS?

It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from a Goal Zero power pack as it does from the wall.

How many times will our batteries charge your device?
 
Charges: Switch 8 Guide 10 Plus Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100 Yeti 150 Yeti 400 Yeti 1250
Headlamp (4 Watt-Hours) 2 Charges 2 Charges 12 Charges 25 Charges 37 Charges 100 Charges 300+ Charges
Smartphone (5-7 Watt-Hours) 1 Charge 1 Charge 7 Charges 14 Charges 15 Charges 30+ Charges 100+ Charges
GoPro® (5 Watt-Hours) 1-2 Charges 1-2 Charges 9 Charges 18 Charges 25 Charges 70+ Charges 200+ Charges
Digital Camera (8 Watt-Hours) 1 Charge 1 Charge 5 Charges 10 Charges 12 Charges 20+ Charges 100+ Charges
Tablet (25-42 Watt-Hours) 25% Boost 25% Boost 1-2 Charges 2-4 Charges 6 Charges 10+ Charges 45+ Charges
Laptop (50 Watt-Hours) N/A N/A 1 Charge 1-2 Charges 1-2 Charges 3-5 Charges 20+ Charges

GOAL ZERO SWITCH 8 TECH SPECS

Charge Times

  • USB Power Source: 4 hours
  • Wall: n/a
  • Car: n/a
  • Nomad 7 Solar Panel:  4-8 Hours
  • Nomad 13 Solar Panel:  4 Hours

Ports

  • USB Port (output): 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated
  • USB Port (input): 5V, up to 0.8A (4W max), regulated
  • Mini Solar Port (input): n/a


Battery Details

  • Battery Type: Li-NMC
  • Battery Size: 8Wh (3.7V, 2200mAh)
  • Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
  • Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
  • Fuses: none
  • Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in


General

  • Product SKU: 21004
  • Chainable: Yes
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs (91 g)
  • Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 5 in (2.5 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm)
  • Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty 6 months
Switch 8 Whats in the box
What's in the box:
A - Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger

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