With the Guide 10 Plus Recharger you have a portable, rugged charging kit as adventurous as you are. Charge AAs from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch.
There are 2 ways to charge the Guide 10 Plus:
The Guide 10 Plus can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).
The Guide 10 Plus can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.
Powering: The Guide 10 Plus powers your device in 2 ways:
Removable AA/AAA Batteries
The removable batteries are perfect for headlamps, flashlights and more.
The USB port best charges all your smaller USB powered devices.
How long will it take to charge your device from Goal Zero Power Packs?
It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from a Goal Zero power pack as it does from the wall.
USB Power Source: 6-10 hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel: 3-6 Hours
Nomad 13 Solar Panel: 2.5-5 Hours
LED Output: 100mW, white LED
*When using Goal Zero NiMH rechargeable low self-discharge AA cells.
**AAA Cells require an adapter which is included with purchase.
USB Port (output): 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated
USB Port (input): 5V, up to 0.8A (4W max), regulated
Mini solar port (input): 6.5V, up to 1.1A
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Size: 11Wh (4.8V, 2300mAh)
Lifecycles: 500 cycles
Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Management system Charging and low-battery protection built-in
Weight (w/batteries): 6.4 oz (181 g)
Dimensions: 2.5 x 4 x 0.75 in (6.4 x 10.2 x 1.9 cm)
Rated 4 out of
Dedicated charging portsI bought Guide 10 plus but first I was disappointed with it, because it didn't charge my Nokia 808 pureview. It did charge two other phones in the family though. After some searching I read about USB charging standards. It said that data wires should be shorted and Apple used different method in their USB chargers. I carefully checked voltages of Guide 10 plus and Nokias own charger. That was it. Guide uses Apples "standard" and pureview 808 didn't recognize it. I made special usb cord, that has d+ and d- wires shorted in phone end and now pureview gets charged :) So if someone is having problems with charging it might be that phone thinks it is connected to computer and it doesn't take enough current from usb.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of
Great piece of mindI bought this item to take on vacation to Ireland and England last year. There were three people on the trip with a total of four cell phones, two iPads and a camera. We used the used the device a number of times to keep the cell phones charged.
It does a nice jobe with the cell phones. We did use it once with the iPad. Considering the size of the battery in the iPad it takes awhile to recharge the iPad.
I like this device becuase I can use it with rechargable batteries or standard AA batteries. It is a great piece of mind to always have with you.
My daughter likes the size becuase she can plug in the charge and have the phone and the charger in her purse.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of
Uncle Traveling Mac from
One month off grid in the HimalayasI don't understand the comments stating that the guide 10 plus will not charge an iPhone 4S. I charged the guide 10 plus during the day while trekking in the Himalayas - typically charged in only 2-3 hours. At night I would plug my completely dead iPhone 4S into the guide 10 plus and in the morning (like magic) it would be 100% charged! I found that even after charging my dead iPhone there was power left to charge another device - members of my team were constantly asking to me to charge their ipods and such. Great product, just the right size for backpacking. I also use it to charge AAA batteries for my headlamp. In good sun, can charge several sets of batteries in a day.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 5 out of
Indispensable! I love my Guide 10 Plus!The Guide 10 has been great on long hikes. It will charge my music player 3 times with the AA batteries. I also use it with the Nomad 7 to keep batteries charged for our headlamps and one of our cameras when in the field. I also have a USB led light that works well with the Guide 10 in the tent. I also like the led light on the Guide 10; it has come in handy a few times. It has cut down on weight as I don't have to carry extra batteries. This product does what I want it to do and has yet to let me down, and I've had it for 2 rigorous seasons and about to start the third. This product keeps my electronics going and charges fairly quickly with the Nomad 7 solar panel.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 1 out of
Battery Pack doesn't work anymoreIt could just be mine but after charging a dozen times or so the battery pack will no longer take a charge. It makes a clicking sound but the indicator light shows that it isn't charging. I received this item as a gift and has been over thirty days since purchase. I waited 15 mins for customer service and then was told to try again later. Awesome product while it lasted. I bought this to serve as a piece of emergency preparedness gear but am having seconds thoughts on buying another replacement, however this is the only portable solar charger on the market that I'm aware of.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 1 out of
Iphone 5S won't recharge at all.A glorified heavy flashlight. I trusted GoalZero's claims that it would recharge "smartphones" when I purchased the unit last winter. But spring came and I went camping with the guide 10 in my electronics pack and discovered zero recharging. Nothing. The millivolts even matched-up. The iphone 5s is a 5 watt device. No charge, iphone recognizes recharging, but the smartphone does not gain power when hooked-up, very disappointing. Buy ROMOSS batteries, half the cost and reliable. I'm going to leave my Guide 10 Plus Recharger at home in the cabinet next to the candles. The candles being more reliable.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 2 out of
Disappointed!I pair this with a Nomad 7 and while it works very well charging AA and AAA batteries, the Guide 10 Plus will not charge my iPhone 4S, even when I only try to top up the phone battery. For example, the phone battery decreased from 90% to 88% after an hour of charging from the Guide 10 Pus powerpack! I have tried different sets of 1.2V 2000mAh batteries which are new and fully charged and I am trying to charge the phone from the powerpack, not the solar panel. Very disappointing as charging my phone was the primary reason I bought the unit.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 1 out of
Not up to the jobI bought the Nomad 7 solar panel and Guide 10 Plus recharger to keep my inReach SE charged. They were advertised as a good match but while the Nomad 7 seems to be able to charge up the Guide 10 when I use the guide 10 to charge the SE unit it only increases the SE battery charge by 10%, not nearly enough to keep the SE going for an extended trip.