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GOAL ZERO
Nomad 13 Solar Panel

$159.99

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Model # 15002405 | Mfg # 12003
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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)

Nomad 13 Solar Panel

Type Solar Panels

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy installation (9)
  • Good price / value (6)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Emergency equipment (3)
  • Portable electronics (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (5), Quality oriented (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Invaluable for long trips

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...Read complete review

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 throughout—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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very poor

I owned Nomad 7 which I had to return due not being able to charge anything, This year I gave try to Nomad 13 which was on sale. First of all right after taking...Read complete review

I owned Nomad 7 which I had to return due not being able to charge anything, This year I gave try to Nomad 13 which was on sale. First of all right after taking it out of package and taking the protection foil off there were small scruffs and fingerprints...What? I don't know. The panel overall has very poor output, I tried charging my S3 and it failed. Clear day, temperature was in 90s Farenheit. Panel directed at sun, no shadow, glass nothing between panel and sun. Literally no better conditions. Yet it did not charge by phone. It says charging but stands in one place. I reconnected the charger to make sure. turned off the phone it was at 18% I went to take shower and then took the clothes to laundry. It was about 45-50 Minutes before I came back Result? 2% Charged I tried 2 more times, with same effect, The phone would charge faster with Hand-Dynamo Charger. I tried it last time with friend's iPhone 4. 1 Hours took it from 79% to 86% That's something, though 1 Hour is enough to charge iPhone by 60-70% when left idle. I tried all tips Goal Zero would throw at me, Still would charge very slowly. Last thing I tried was plugging USb adapter to 12v Car plug so that it would provide 13 watts not the limited 5 trough USB. Still failed. Then they proposed I buy Sherpa 50 Which yes would be good way but I'm not throwing 200$ for 50Wh of power. While for that price I can get AGM Battery that has 100AH. Plus if my battery charges that slow what would sherpa do? The only thing I managed to charge was my Wireless Laptop mouse trough USB and run small usb fan but those things require 0.5Amp if not less. Very poor Goal Zero

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5.0

Great Solar Panel

By Tide2016

from Carrollton, GA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel:

I have used this product extensively since I have received it and it works great. I mostly use it when I am Hiking to keep my cell phone charged, but I also use it to charge the batteries on my DSLR camera.

 
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.

(35 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Invaluable for long trips

By InfiniteCoop

from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      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 throughout—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!

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