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Goal Zero Switch 8 & Nomad 3.5 Kit

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Features

  • Battery Capacity: 8Wh, 2200mAh (3.7V)
  • Solar Capacity: 3.5W (8-9V)
  • Weight: 11.2 oz (318 g)
  • Ideal for: Phone, Fitness Tracker
  • Recharge by: USB, Solar Panel
  • Kit Includes: Switch 8 (power) & Nomad 3.5 (solar)

Equipped with the Switch 8 recharger and the Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel, you'll stay powered up wherever you go. From wall, car, or sun, charge your phone, boost and iPad, and switch on lots of handy accessories without cord.

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Charging

There are 2 ways to charge your Goal Zero Switch 8:

The Sun
The Goal Zero Switch 8 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).

USB
The Goal Zero Switch 8 can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.

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 the Switch 8 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. You may want to download a MSDS sheet to avoid any delays. There have been instances in China flights where they have confiscated and shouldn't have.
  • 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
Switch 10
Flip 10 Guide 10 Plus Venture 30 Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100 Yeti 150 Yeti 400 Yeti 1250
USB 4 Hours 2.5 Hours 6-10 Hours 5 Hours N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wall N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 Hours 3 Hours 6 Hours 5 Hours 16-20 Hours
Car N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours 13 Hours 40+ Hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel 4-8 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 3-6 Hours 8-16 Hours Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Nomad 13 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 6-12 Hours 8-16 Hours 15-30 Hours 26-52 Hours Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Nomad 20 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 5-6 Hours 6-12 Hours 10-20 Hours 17-34 Hours 40-80 hours 125-250 hours
Boulder 15 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5 Hours Not
Compatible
7-15 Hours 8-16 Hours 13-26 Hours 22-44 Hours 53-106 hours Not
Recommended
Boulder 30 Solar Panel Not
Compatible
Not
Compatible
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
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
Not
Compatible
Not
Compatible
1-3 Hours 3-6 Hours 3-6 Hours 9-18 Hours 27-54 Hours

Powering

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.

WHAT CAN THE NOMAD 3.5 SOLAR PANEL CHARGE?

You can charge different USB devices. The Nomad 3.5 will not charge smart phones by itself. We recommend pairing it with the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus as an intermediary.

WHAT GOAL ZERO PRODUCTS WORK BEST WITH THE NOMAD 3.5?

Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger and Guide 10 Plus,

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: Does the solar panel hold a charge?
  • A: No, the panel produces power only when it is exposed to sunlight. To generate the most power, angle the panel towards the sun. This improves your ability to collect power from the sun. Note: Clouds and windows affect collection efficiency.
  • Q: What can I charge directly from the solar panel?
  • A: You can charge different USB devices. The Nomad 3.5 will not charge smart phones by itself. Paring it with the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus as an intermediary.
  • Q: Is the solar panel waterproof?
  • A: It is weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow.
  • Q: Why can't I charge my smart phone or tablet?
  • A: Smart phones and tablets draw more current than can be provided. For these devices we suggest using the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus with the Nomad 3.5

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

GOAL ZERO SWITCH 8 TECH SPECS

Recharger 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

Recharger 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
  • User Guide: Download PDF- Switch 8

NOMAD 3.5 SOLAR PANEL TECH SPECS

Charges the following:

  • Goal Zero Switch 8: 5-10 hours
  • Guide 10 Plus: 6-12 Hours

Solar Panel:

  • Rated Power: 3.5W
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 6.5-7V
  • Cell Type: Monocrystalline

Ports

  • USB Port: 5V, 0.5A max (2.5W), linear
  • Solar Port (for Guide 10): 6-6.5V, 0.5A max (3.0 W), not regulated

General

  • Weight: 0.5 lbs (0.22 kg)
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 5.5 in (16.5 x 2.5 x 14 cm)
  • Certs: CE, FCC
  • Warranty 12 months
  • User Guide: Download PDF - Nomad 3.5
1 x Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger
1 x Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel
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