Content of delivery:
Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus – Solarpanel
The Goal Zero Nomad 28 Solar Panel is an improved version of the Goal Zero Nomad 20, perfect for (direct) charging USB devices. It’s 40% thinner and lighter with the same performance as the existing Nomad series.
28 Watt (18-22V) panel features detachable kickstand providing optimal angle placement and weatherproof layering.Easy-to-read LED indicator displays the strength of solar conditions. Allows you to adjust your panel-to-sun placement for improved solar performance.
“The Nomad 28 Plus features an auto restart that’s smarter than anything else on the market. With the ability to track power flow history, it knows the difference between a device that has reached a fully charged state and one that disconnects due to environmental causes, i.e. lack of sunlight, shadow, solar eclipse, etc. When the latter is detected, it automatically reconnects the charging device, no extra work on your part is needed.
The Nomad 28 Plus is splash-proof and there are practical cut-outs at the corners. On the back of the Nomad 7 Plus is a storage compartment with zipper, in which the device can be safely stored when charged.
Goal Zero Venture 70 powerpack
The Venture 70 packs the power you need to keep those small devices, cameras and tablets charged no matter the elements you may be out battling. With an IPX67 weatherproof rating and 17,700mAh the Venture will keep everything running smoothly.
Smart Charging Technology: Features two USB ports capable of dishing out 2.4A at the same time, not to mention the smart charging sequence that optimizes the Venture’s output to match what’s plugged in to eliminate the damaging effects overcharging.
USB Port: 5V, up to 2.4A (12W max)
Solar Port (8.0mm): 14-22V, up to 1A (14W max)
Charging time for Goal Zero powerpacks
Venture 30 / Flip 30 Power Bank 5 Hours
Sherpa 50 Power Pack 4-8 Hours
Sherpa 100 Power Pack 8-16 Hours
Yeti 150 Power Station 13-26 Hours
Yeti 400 Power Stations 30-60 Hours
Weight with kickstand: 3.0 lbs (1360 g)
Weight without kickstand: 2.5 (1134 g)
Dimensions (unfolded): 12.1 x 31.6 x 0.1 in (31 x 80 x 0.2 cm)
Dimensions (folded): 12.1 x 7.9 x 1 in (31 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
There are two ways to charge your venture 70 recharger:
The Venture 70 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel. The Nomad 20 can recharge it in about 8 hours.
The Venture 70 can be recharged from a 2A USB Source in about 8 hours.
VENTURE 70 RECHARGER POWERS YOUR DEVICE BY:
Two high-speed ports (2.4A) capable of dishing out the fastest charge possible, at the same time. Power two devices at once or share with a buddy. Integrated Flood Charge optimizes your charging time.
Cell Chemistry: Li-ion NMC
Cell Type: 18650 by LG chem
Cell Capacity: 66.9 Wh (3.78V, 17,700mAh)
Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in
USB port (output): 5V, up to 2.4A (12W max), regulated
USB-micro port (input): 5V, up to 3A (15W max)
Operating usage temp.: 32-113F (0-45C)
Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
Warranty 12 months
Waterproof in Use – ( IP67*) Spray it down, take it to the beach, leave it in the rain – and never worry about rubber plugs. It’s engineered to get out, stay out and handle whatever Mother Nature can throw your way – even a drop in a puddle.With the classification IP67 (waterproof) and 17.700mAh, the Venture 70 will support you in all situations where power is needed.
*The term IP stands for “International Protection” and indicates how far electronic devices are protected against
the ingress of water and solid foreign particles such as stones or dust.
“The IP value consists of protection against fixed objects in the first digit and protection against water in the second digit
then indicated, if only protection is sought for one of the two. For example, lamps often have an IP20 rating, which means that they
are resistant to larger objects but contact with water will cause an immediate defect.. Devices with only one of the two degrees of protection replace the unmeasured value with an X. So if a Bluetooth speaker has an IPX5 rating, it means that it can be kept under running water but was not tested how dust-resistant the device is. Important: The degree of protection is only tested with sweat water. A dive in the ocean can also put an end to IP68-rated equipment, as saltwater attacks the seals designed to protect against water ingress.
Protection against impurity and dust
Level 0: no protection
Level 2: Objects larger than 50 mm
Level 2: Objects larger than12,5 mm
Level 2: Objects larger than 2,5mm
Level 2: Objects larger than1 mm
Level 5: protected against dust ( Dust does not limit functionality)
Level 6: dustprooft (Dust can not penetrate the device)
Protection against water
Level 0: no protection
Level 2: Waterdrop falling on the device from 15* degree
Level 3: spraywater
Level 4: splashwater
Level 5: jet of water
Level 6: heavey jet of water
Level 7: Submerge to 1 m depth
Level 8: Submerge to 1 m depth
Level 9k: highpressure steam
Content of delivery
1 x Venture 70 Recharger
1 x USB to Lightning cord
1 x Micro USB to USB cord
Question: Is it possible to charge any device directly with a solar panel when the weather is changeable?
Small USB devices, such as cameras and MP3 players, require 1-2.5 W of constant power to charge.
Our solar modules can easily deliver this amount of energy, even if the conditions are not optimal. Smartphones
and tablets have a higher energy requirement. Usually around 5 W of constant energy. A solar panel with a
nominal value of 7 W produces only 5 W in perfect sun conditions, and since smartphones are very sensitive
to their power requirements, charging can be stopped if the constant power supply is interrupted, eg. when a
cloud is in front of the sun.
For optimal operation, we recommend using a Goal Zero powerbank as a buffer instead of directly charging from the solar panel your device for the following reasons:
Heat and batteries are not compatible. Precision electronics should not heat up. When charging directly
from the solar panel, make sure that the device with its battery is in the shadow of the solar panel.The shadow of the inclined module is a good place. Do not store the devices next to the modules while charging. The heat would reduce the life of the battery
If clouds pass or the weather changes, the charging process of your device can be interrupted.
In such cases, it often happens that the phones or GPS devices reject the charge. This means that your devcice is connected but not charging. Goal Zero powerbanks ensure a constant charge regardless of the weather conditions. The chargers / battery chargers from Goal Zero are well-charged with Goal Zero solar modules regardless of the conditions – they never reject a charging attempt.
You may not want to sit in the sun if you want to use your phone while charging. Using a Goal Zero battery
allows you to be anywhere
You may use your phone or GPS device during the day and charge it at night. The solarpanel will not work at night, but the Goal Zero powerbank will work anytime.