Outdoor Solar Charging Panel – GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS Review
With technology development, all corners of life can be seen in various electronic devices, and people can not leave them. Everywhere you look, electronic products have penetrated any corner of life, including outdoor sports, but are also increasingly inseparable from the assistance of electronic products.
In outdoor activities, we may need electricity all the time, cell phones, watches, GPS, cameras, lighting equipment and many more. Short-distance travel is fine, able to use rechargeable batteries to replenish the necessary power. For a long time in a sparsely populated environment, power replenishment has been a big headache, no electricity in the outdoors is likely to lose contact with the outside world, or the inability to use lighting facilities, so you are in an unfamiliar environment, such as difficulties in moving around.
In the absence of any power supply, in addition to love power, there is no other way? Yes! Use solar energy. Solar power generation in the current technological environment is already a very mature technology. Roughly national projects, small to carry equipment, can see the shadow of solar panels. It just so happens that the front end time to prepare to go across, to be prepared for emergencies, so buy an intelligent solar panel – GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS. However, I am not often long-distance travel. A solar panel in the bag will be full of security, no matter when and where, as long as there is the sun It is convenient to charge your electronic products anytime and anywhere. Good things do not dare to enjoy alone, so write a user experience to share with you.
GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS adopts a folding design, the size of the folded 16.5 × 22.23 × 1.9cm, in its front can see a GOAL ZERO printed logo, the primary front color is green, perhaps with the intention of green energy.
When unfolded, its size is 33×22.23×1.27cm.
GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS uses monocrystalline silicon cells with 24% photoelectric conversion efficiency on both sides and new technology covering the surface of the cells with transparent bumps. The transparent bumps can gather the sunlight from different angles so that you can carry out the photoelectric effect more fully to improve the photoelectric conversion efficiency. The bumps also adopt a matrix distribution. Light is easily refracted within the bumps to form a secondary propagation of light, resulting in more excellent and higher light-harvesting performance.
GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS has an overall layer of highly translucent, tough and aging resistant TPU material,
It can cope with more severe outdoor weather, especially in wet environments and rain, and its surface material provides it with practical waterproof ability.
The GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS is designed to be lighted in two ways, by unfolding it and mounting it on a bag and by having a support plate behind it to support the light when it is stationary.
When unfolded, GOAL ZERO NOMAD 7PLUS is equipped with holes for mounting fasteners at all four corners.
It can be connected to the backpack through the buckle to collect light energy to supplement the power during daytime activities.
On the back of the panel, back support is used to adjust the angle of the solar panel to the sunlight in the non-traveling state so that a larger area of the battery panel is illuminated.
Solar energy is converted into an electrical output interface for the USB interface. The USB interface has become the mainstream of the current stage of the charging system for electronic products, now more and more electronic devices using USB charging interfaces, and outdoor products are no exception.
Located in the USB junction box, set up four lights. When the sunlight and the solar panel are vertical, or when the sun is very abundant, the four lights are all on. Then the solar panel will play the maximum output; if when the sun and the solar panel have a certain tilt angle, it will be based on the size of the tilt angle, and then after the system identification light up 1-3 lights, if the sun and the solar panel level or a negative angle, the lights are all off.
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus is rated at 7W, 7-9V open-circuit voltage, 5V/1.4A/7W USB port. 363g total weight, 260g when the back support plate is removed.
I have also used other brands of solar products before, compared to the weight of Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus is 184 grams lighter, and the lighting area of both is roughly the same.
In practice, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus is even more user-friendly, with a simple LED indication at the connector to find the best angle of illumination quickly.
In the charging efficiency, Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus is better; when the irradiation angle is not perfect, the light only lit up 3, and the charging voltage is 5.1V charging current is 0.76A.
The other solar panel may be due to excessive light panels plus soft fabric, can not maintain a better angle of exposure, its charging voltage is slightly lower than the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus only 4.8V charging current of 0.65A.
In use, the lighter weight of the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus combined with its portable design will not put too much strain on your load.
Although it is mentioned above that the outer side of the battery plate is attached to a layer of TPU material but because the battery plate is of great significance to the long-distance outdoor, so specially before leaving to do a waterproof test.
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus surface does not absorb water, the water droplets run through and can be shaken off without leaving any traces, and the washed-out panels work fine in the sun.
Basking in the sun and enjoying the embrace of nature, running out of power has always been a concern for me, and since having the solar charging pad Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus, I can wander through the forest without any worries.