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Nomad 13 Solar Panel

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Model # 15002405 | Mfg # 12003

Product Description

The Nomad 13 delivers an ultra-compact yet powerful solar panel that enables you to charge your handheld devices directly from its USB and 12 Volt DC charging ports.

  • Stay Charged
    Use the power of the sun to keep your GPS or smartphone charged
  • Easy to Use
    Use solar power with USB or 12V devices
  • Portable & Powerful
    Collect 13 Watts of power from the sun. Foldable, rugged design, and weather resistant.

How to use:

  • Open and remove protective file from solar cells (film may already have been removed)
  • Position and angle panel towards the sun
  • Plug your device into one of the charging ports

Technical Specifications:

Usage - Charges from the following: Approx. Charge Time:

  • Guide 10 Plus 3-5 hours
  • Goal Zero Yeti 150 26-52 hours
  • Sherpa 50 v2 8-16 hours
  • 12V devices (satellite phone, GPS) 1-4 hours
  • USB devices (cell phone, MP3 player) 1-4 hours

Solar Panel:

  • Rated wattage 13W
  • Cell Type Mono crystalline
  • Open-circuit Voltage 20-22V

Ports:

  • USB port 5V, up to 1A (5W max) regulated
  • Solar port (blue, 8mm) 14-22V, up to 0.9A (13W max)
  • Mini solar port (2.5mm) 6.5V, up to 1.1A (7W max) regulated

General:

  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.72 kg)
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 9 x 1" (26.7 x 23 x 2.5 cm)
  • Warranty: 12 Months
  • Certifications: FCC, CE, ROHS
  • Optimal Operating Temp: 32-104 F (0-40 C)

Specs

Nomad 13 Solar Panel

Type Solar Panels

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Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel
 
4.2

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy installation (12)
  • Good price / value (10)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
  • Education/religious/non-profit (3)
  • Emergency equipment (3)
  • Portable electronics (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (7), Quality oriented (4), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One full Sherpa charge and I was hooked.

Let me say this first- I did not go into this purchase with a good attitude. I had owned a defective Nomad 27.5 and was promptly refunded by the store I purchased it...Read complete review

Let me say this first- I did not go into this purchase with a good attitude. I had owned a defective Nomad 27.5 and was promptly refunded by the store I purchased it from. I saw that the Nomad 13 had been redesigned and took the leap of faith on ordering one. Upon arrival of the new Nomad 13 and new Sherpa 50, I was a bit skeptical about how well this 'two panel' folding solar unit would handle such a large battery as the Sherpa 50. After putting it through some personal vendetta tests (meant to make the panel fail) such as very cloudy days, filtered window light, flat out covering one of the two panels with a square piece of cardboard on a sunny day (all while attempting to clock the recharge time on a new Sherpa 50 that was sitting at 20% +/- a few percent. Every test passed with flying colors. Whatever you folks at Goal zero did when redesigning this solar panel worked like nothing I've ever used. I'm giving you a personal 6th star for the packaging. the zipper compartment is absolutely critical for my spare wires on a backpacking trip that ALWAYS end up missing at the end of a trip. Goal Zero products are so easily interfaced that even myself (not the guru of electronics) could figure out within 10 minutes how to fully operate this new system. Goal Zero- YOU WIN! I will always come back, and I'm am very happy with the customer service I've received in the past regarding my first defective panel. Thank you and keep up the good work. -James

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Go bigger

It works well for charging small things like primitve cell phones, and camera batteries. But if you are planning on using it with the Yeti 150 as part of a kit, like I...Read complete review

It works well for charging small things like primitve cell phones, and camera batteries. But if you are planning on using it with the Yeti 150 as part of a kit, like I bought it for you might as well forget it. The Nomad 13 is under powered to charge up the Yeti from an empty state of bettery life. It takes multiple days to get it back to full. I bought mine in hopes of using it while boondocking in my vintage camper. I use my Yeti 150 primarily to run string lights at night, and the occasional recharging of cell phones and the like. The battery life goes to nill after 1 day. I can't get it back to full before my trip is over using the Nomad 13. If you are buying a solar generator, buy a bigger solar panel to go with it. Maybe the Boulder 30, or the Escape.

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3.0

It's Better Than the Last Version

By Kelly Guenther

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I wanted something rugged that could randomly charge smaller devices on my frequent trips domestically and overseas. A smaller foldable version of this designed for their speakers and for charging phones worked well but got lost on a trip. So glad to have this again. Very packable and/or hangable. Fingers crossed the voltaic cells are better and charge more efficiently in this version, too.

 
1.0

Overhyped underperformer

By bryans

from Undisclosed

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I bought this for my EBC trek. With the intention of charging my ipad/pod. On a cloudless day at EBC with the sun at its zenith, the panel slowly charged the ipod and flat out refused to charge my ipad or fellow hikers smart phones.

 
5.0

Paragliding Powersupply

By dimml0r

from Innsbruck, Ã-sterreich

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I put the Nomad13 on the outside of my paradliding harness in flight. I have to keep three different flight instruments running on long cross country flights. I used to take big(!) power bars for energy support. The Nomad13 is of much help since it is able to charge multiple devices at once. And sometimes after long flights you end up in the middle of nowhere, where you really really need it. Good for XC-paragliders that the sun always shines when doing the sport ;)

 
4.0

good for small cell

By wanabi

from P.R.

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

need more power in usb only delivery 1amp cant charge a tablet. but the 12v and chain to have more power for a yety configuration is grate.

 
5.0

Great Fetures

By jman1979

from Milwaukee, WI, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I bought this 4 or 5 months ago and I love it! Being able to charge a lot of different devices is nice, you don't have to carry all those extra charging cord with you. you can take a lot of electronics with you, on a trip and you only need 1 charger. I'm going to order the sherpa 50 soon to get full use of solar power! I absolutely love these products!

 
5.0

Very nice product

By The Man

from Anderson, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

this second one got for my friend cant beat the quality keep up the good work

 
5.0

#solarlife

By ChrisCraine

from California, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

Took the nomad 13 and sherpa 50 out on a back packing trip to charge our phones, camera, MacBook, light a life lantern and I'm very impressed! #con glue holding the fabric to the panels got so hot it melted but the panel held and dried after.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Invaluable for long trips

By InfiniteCoop

from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I brought a Nomad 13 (as well as a Nomad 7 and a Sherpa 50) on with me on a recent trip across western Mongolia. In brief, I was thorougly impressed by the durability, flexibility, and raw power of the panel. Despite falling off the roof of my car at high speeds (multiple times), being accidentally run over by another car, and getting completely covered in dust, sand, and mud, it worked flawlessly throughoutâ€"so long as it was oriented toward the sun. I chained it with the Nomad 7 to charge a Sherpa 50 power pack, and also used it to charge some of my smaller USB devices directly (iPod, GoPro, etc). It's definitely an investment, but a worthy one. The Nomad 13 proved to be an invaluable piece of equipment on this trip.

 
5.0

Handy with Lighthouse Lantern and iPhones

By MamaB

from Southwestern Ontario

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

We bought this panel with the dual purpose of charging the Lighthouse Lantern for camping, and charging our cell iPhones. While camping it took the lantern from 3 of 4 indicator lights to 4 lights in an hour or two the morning after using it. I hung it on a west-facing window and am able to charge our phones in the later afternoon bright sun of southwestern Ontario. If the sun goes behind a cloud, it will stop charging but I simply unplug and plug it back in. It also charged iPhones beautifully on the road while sitting on the dash of my 2000 Honda van. (I'm not sure if newer vehicles have stronger UV protection on the windows, but with this vehicle in full sun it charged the phones just as quickly as outdoors in full sun.) I would recommend a power pack for use in areas where there isn't direct or consistent sun, but it works beautifully to direct charge in the "banana belt" where I am!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Low weight, high power!

By DannyG

from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I bought this so I could bring some tunes into the bush in Canada. Set the panel in the sun while we fished, had music all night around the fire! Light weight so it wasn't a problem getting there, small footprint so it fits in my back pack during transport. Recharged the fillet knife - ate more walleye. Now that's a product!

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