I took the nomad 7 on a month long trip around the United States. Size is perfect to rest on the dashboard, and it works great to clip it on your backpack. This is essential to long trips and charges must faster than I expected. One of my best purchases yet!!
I use this product on all of my trips overseas or within the states. I am a photographer and always charging batteries. And this has been a life saver when I need to recharge without being near a electrical outlet. I have never had any issues with this charger, it charges batteries with sunlight n within 4-5 hours I have a charged battery. Works great and still works when cloudy. Works best with full sunlight. Excellent product and I recommend it
I use it to charge my cell phone when I am out camping or hiking. I love it. I have actually used it at home and was amazed at how fast it charged my cell phone.
I bought this recently because I'm out and about and away from any power source for long lengths of time. I spend a lot of time hiking, biking, or even just tooling around the city. I'm planning a bunch of trips in the future, and going on a big bike ride in a few months. I was looking for some way to power my electronics (and I have a bunch!) without having to find an outlet. I checked out some other options. Some of them just seemed cheesy, or weren't very effective. They only gave off a couple watts and were expensive for what little you got. I figured I'd need about 5 watts or so (the GPS on my phone uses about that much, although I don't use it all the time), and that ought to do it. The Nomad 7 is perfect for it. It's pretty light (about 12 ounces) and very efficient (18%). In full sun I can get easily 5 watts out of it. I can charge my cell phone from dead in about 2 hours. I'll charge up some extra batteries and then when the sun goes down, I'm good for the next day. It has bungie cords around it, so I strap it onto my backpack and away it charges. What people don't often realize is that solar power doesn't work necessarily the way they expect it to. It's variable power depending on how much sun you get, so unless it's giving off enough current, some devices won't charge at all. The solution to that is to use a power pack. That way if the solar panel isn't giving off enough power, it'll take what it needs from the battery pack. If the solar panel is giving off more than the device needs, it'll store it in the battery pack. That way I've been able to charge my iPhone, even my iPad, no matter how much sun there is. It's also the most efficient way to use it, since it maximizes the panel since whether in the device or in the battery pack, all of the power the panel generates will be used somewhere. You can connect the solar panel to the battery pack and plug the device into the battery pack all at the same time.
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