IN THE BOX
1 x Goal Zero Switch 8 Battery
Recharge by: USB, Solar Panel
Power Output: USB
Ideal for: Phone, MP3
Kit Includes: Switch 8
Weight: 11.2 oz / 320g
Light Compatibility: Luna, Firefly
There are 2 ways to charge your Goal Zero Switch 8:
The Sun - The Goal Zero Switch 8 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).
USB - The Goal Zero Switch 8 can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I turn on the Goal Zero Switch 8?
A: There is no on/off switch. The Goal Zero Switch automatically turns on when a port is used.
Q: How do I know if I have a full charge?
A: When charging, all LED lights will be lit to show a full charge. Otherwise, press the charging indicator button to display the charge level.
Q: Is the Switch 8 waterproof?
A: No, although the Goal Zero Switch 8 is durable, electricity and water don't mix well. Make sure the ports are dry before using the device.
Q: What type of battery technology does the Goal Zero Switch 8 use?
A: Lithium-ion NMC. It has these advantages: stores more energy; smaller and lighter watt for watt; and retains its charge even after months of storage.
Q: Can I take the recharger on an airplane?
A: Yes, the Switch 8 can be taken anywhere and is great for keeping devices charged on long flights.
Q: Are there different attachments and tips for the Goal Zero Switch 8?
A: Yes, there are many under development. Currently there is a Bolt Flashlight Tip.
THE GOAL ZERO SWITCH 8 POWERS YOUR DEVICE BY:
USB - 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.
WHAT CAN THE NOMAD 3.5 SOLAR PANEL CHARGE?
You can charge different USB devices. The Nomad 3.5 will not charge smart phones by itself. We recommend pairing it with the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus as an intermediary.
WHAT GOAL ZERO PRODUCTS WORK BEST WITH THE NOMAD 3.5?
Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger and Guide 10 Plus.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Does the solar panel hold a charge?
A: No, the panel produces power only when it is exposed to sunlight. To generate the most power, angle the panel towards the sun. This improves your ability to collect power from the sun. Note: Clouds and windows affect collection efficiency.
Q: What can I charge directly from the solar panel?
A: You can charge different USB devices. The Nomad 3.5 will not charge smart phones by itself. Paring it with the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus as an intermediary.
Q: Is the solar panel waterproof?
A: It is weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow.
Q: Why can't I charge my smart phone or tablet?
A: Smart phones and tablets draw more current than can be provided. For these devices we suggest using the Switch 8 or Guide 10 Plus with the Nomad 3.5
TECH SPECS - Recharger Charge Times
USB Power Source: 4 hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel: 4-8 Hours
Nomad 13 Solar Panel: 4 Hours
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): n/a
Battery Type: Li-NMC
Battery Size: 8Wh (3.7V, 2200mAh)
Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in
Weight: 0.2 lbs (91 g)
Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 5 in (2.5 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm)
Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
Warranty 6 months
NOMAD 3.5 SOLAR PANEL TECH SPECS
Charges the following:
Goal Zero Switch 8: 5-10 hours
Guide 10 Plus: 6-12 Hours
Rated Power: 3.5W
Open Circuit Voltage: 6.5-7V
Cell Type: Monocrystalline
USB Port: 5V, 0.5A max (2.5W), linear
Solar Port (for Guide 10): 6-6.5V, 0.5A max (3.0 W), not regulated
Weight: 0.5 lbs (0.22 kg)
Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 5.5 in (16.5 x 2.5 x 14 cm)
Certs: CE, FCC
Warranty 12 months
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