Product Description – Goal Zero Nomad 20 Solar Panel

Overview

Harness the power of the sun with the Goal Zero Nomad 20. This mid-size solar panel offers direct charging for USB and 12V devices, including handheld GPS, smartphones, tablets, headlamps, cameras, and more. The Nomad 20 is foldable, portable, and weather resistant, allowing you to take it with you almost anywhere.

More Information

It’s become abundantly clear that you’re lost. You swear to yourself that you’ve passed by the same grove of trees a half dozen times. Your smartphone and GPS died several hours ago, but in your infinite wisdom you decided to press on without them, confidently saying to yourself: “I’ve got a great sense of direction. Pfft … I’ll be fine.”

Thankfully you got an early start, so you’ve still got plenty of daylight. You swallow your pride and stop. Reaching into your pack you pull out your Goal Zero Nomad 20 solar panel and the USB charging cable for your GPS. You set up the Nomad 20 in a warm shaft of sunlight and plug your GPS directly into the USB charging port. Your spirits are lifted by the comforting startup jingle of the GPS. Hmmm…looks like you weren’t too far off course, but maybe best to charge up the GPS a bit before you start off again.

What you need to know:

  • Direct charging: The Nomad 20 has 4 ports: a USB port with a 5V output up to 2A (10W max), regulated; an 8mm solar port (blue) with a 14-22V output up to 1.3A (20W max); a 2.5mm mini solar port with a 6.5V output up to 1.1A (7W max), regulated; and a solar port used for chaining together multiple, compatible solar panels, allowing your devices to charge faster.
  • Powers most devices: This mid-size solar panel is capable of charging USB and 12V devices with low to medium power needs, including smartphones, action cameras, headlamps, handheld GPS units, DSLR cameras, tablets, laptops, and more.
  • Simultaneous charging: You can plug in a 12V and USB device at the same time, but charge time will be slower for both devices
  • Portable, go-anywhere design: The Nomad 20 uses monocrystalline technology in a foldable design, ensuring the panel collects the most power, while keeping down the overall weight. This solar panel is also weather resistant and can withstand exposure to snow or rain.
  • Store the sun for later: The panel cannot hold a charge on its own, but when it’s paired with a Goal Zero Power Pack, such as the Sherpa 100 (sold separately) or Yeti 150 (not included), you can reliably power your devices at night or if the weather isn’t cooperating.