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SKU: 21004

Goal Zero Switch 8 & Nomad 7 Kit

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Features

  • Recharge by: USB, Solar Panel
  • Power Output: USB
  • Ideal for: Phone, GPS, Headlamp
  • Kit Includes: Switch 8 & Nomad 7
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Light Compatibility: Luna, Firefly, Bolt Light Tip

Keep talking, emailing, surfing, and always stay moving. The Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharging Kit is an ultra-lightweight power supply and foldable solar panel 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.

Goal Zero Switch 8 & Nomad 7 Kit

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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 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
Switch 10
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

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 7 SOLAR PANEL CHARGE?

The Nomad 7 will directly charge most USB and 12V devices (not tablets). Most handheld USB devices, include: Cell phone, smart phone, GPS, MP3 player

WHAT GOAL ZERO PRODUCTS WORK BEST WITH THE NOMAD 7?

Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger, Guide 10 Plus, and Rock Out Portable Speaker

CAN I USE THE USB AND 12V PORTS TO CHARGE DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY?

Yes. The Nomad 7 will split the incoming solar power between the two ports to charge devices simultaneously. Some devices may not be compatible.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: Does the Nomad 7 Solar Panel hold a charge?
  • A: No, the panel produces power only when exposed to sunlight. To generate the most power, angle the panel toward the sun. This improves your ability to collect power from the sun. Clouds and windows affect collection efficiency. If you would like to store power, combine the Nomad 7 with a Goal Zero recharger.
  • Q: What can I charge directly from the Nomad 7 Solar Panel?
  • A: USB and 12V devices like cellphones, GPS and iPods. You can plug in a 12V device and USB device at the same time, however, you will slow down the charge time for both devices.
  • Q: Is the Nomad 7 Solar Panel waterproof?
  • A: It is very weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow.
  • Q: Why am I having trouble charging by cellphone from the Nomad 7 Solar Panel?
  • A: Some phones require very specific and constant power. Try changing the angle of your panel and re-plugging in your phone. Most charging issues are overcome by incorporating a Goal Zero portable recharger.
  • Q: Can I chain multiple solar panels together?
  • A: Yes. Chaining additional solar panels is a great way to charge your device from the sun in less time. You can chain up to four solar panels at once.

How many times will our batteries charge your device?
 
Charges: Switch 8 Guide 10 Plus
Switch 10
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

NOMAD 7 SOLAR PANEL TECH SPECS

Charges the following:

  • Goal Zero Switch 8: 3-6 hours
  • Guide 10 Plus: 3-6 Hours

Solar Panel:

  • Rated Power: 7W
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 8-9V
  • Cell Type: Monocrystalline

Ports

  • USB Port: 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated
  • Solar Port (blue, 8mm): 15V, up to 0.3A (5W max), regulated
  • Mini Solar Port (2.5mm): 6.5V, up to 1.1A (7W max)

General

  • Product SKU: 11800
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs (363 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)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty 12 months
1 x Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger
1 x Nomad 7 Solar Panel
1 x 12V Adapter

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