Sherpa® 50 Solar Kit
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Sherpa® 50 Solar Kit

$359.98

Power your laptop from the sun. Ultra-portable power supply for laptops, tablets, DVD players and more. Paired with durable solar panel for endless power.

SKU: 42004 Category:
  • Recharge by: USB, 12V, AC
  • Power Output: USB, 12V, AC*
  • Ideal for: Tablet, Laptop**, Camera
  • Kit Includes: Sherpa 50 & Nomad 13
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs

*Inverter required for AC output (sold separately)
**Sherpa 50 will not power a MacBook Pro – use the Sherpa 100 instead

There are 3 ways to charge your Sherpa 50:

  • The Sun: The Sherpa 50 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility).
  • Wall: The Sherpa 50 can be charged by being plugged into a regular wall outlet.
  • Car: The Sherpa 50 can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V adapter.
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CHARGE TIMES
Charging From:Switch 8Guide 10 PlusSherpa 50Sherpa 100
USB4 Hours6-10 HoursN/AN/A
WallN/AN/A3 Hours3 Hours
CarN/AN/A3 Hours4 Hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel4-8 Hours3-6 HoursNot RecommendedNot Recommended
Nomad 13 Solar Panel4 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 8-16 Hours15-30 Hours
Nomad 20 Solar Panel4 Hours2.5-5 Hours6-12 Hours10-20 Hours
Boulder 30 Solar PanelNot CompatibleNot Compatible4-8 Hours7-14 Hours
CHARGE TIMES
Charging From:Yeti 150Yeti 400Yeti 1250
USBN/AN/AN/A
Wall6 Hours5 Hours16-20 Hours
Car8 Hours13 Hours40+ Hours
Nomad 7 Solar PanelNot RecommendedNot RecommendedNot Recommended
Nomad 13 Solar Panel26-52 HoursNot RecommendedNot Recommended
Nomad 20 Solar Panel17-34 Hours40-80 Hours125-250 Hours
Boulder 30 Solar Panel11-22 Hours26-52 Hours80-160 Hours

The Sherpa 50 powers your device in 3 ways:

  • USB: The USB port best charges all your medium USB powered devices.
  • Laptop Port: Use the included laptop tips to power your laptop without the need of the laptop wall charger. For Apple Laptop products, we strongly recommend using the Sherpa 100 Power Pack for the best performance.
  • AC Inverter: Plug in your device just as you would to the wall with the removable inverter. (sold separately)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 13 Solar Panel charge?
The Nomad 13 will directly charge most USB and 12V devices. Most handheld USB devices, include: Cell phone, smart phone, GPS, MP3 player

What Goal Zero products work best with the Nomad 13?
Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger, Guide 10 Plus, Sherpa 50 Recharger, Rock Out Portable Speaker, Guardian 12V Charge Controller, Yeti 150, Yeti 400

Can I use the USB and 12V ports to charge devices simultaneously?
Yes. The Nomad 13 will split the incoming solar power between the two ports to charge devices simultaneously. Some devices may not be compatible.

How many times will our batteries charge your device?

POWERING YOUR DEVICE
Charges:Switch 8Sherpa 50Sherpa 100Yeti 150Yeti 400Yeti 1250
Headlamp (4 Watt-Hours)2 Charges12 Charges25 Charges37 Charges100 Charges300+ Charges
Smartphone (5-7 Watt-Hours)1 Charge7 Charges14 Charges15 Charges30+ Charges100+ Charges
GoPro® (5 Watt-Hours)1-2 Charges9 Charges18 Charges25 Charges70+ Charges200+ Charges
Digital Camera (8 Watt-Hours)1 Charge5 Charges10 Charges12 Charges20+ Charges100+ Charges
Tablet (25-42 Watt-Hours)25% Boost1-2 Charges2-4 Charges6 Charges10+ Charges45+ Charges
Laptop (50 Watt-Hours)N/A1 Charge1-2 Charges1-2 Charges3-5 Charges20+ Charges

Sherpa 50 Tech Specs

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General

  • Product SKU: 11004
  • Chainable: Yes
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs (544 g)
  • UV Coated to prevent scratching
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 5.25 in (11.4 x 3.8 x 13.3 cm)
  • Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty 6 months

Charge Times

  • Wall Charger (30W): 3 hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 3 hours
  • Nomad 13 Solar Panel: 8-16 Hours
  • Nomad 20 Solar Panel: 6-12 Hours

Battery Details

  • Cell Type: Li-NMC
  • Peak Capacity: 58Wh (11V, 5200mAh)
  • Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
  • Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
  • Fuses: 15A, user replaceable fuse
  • Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in

Light

  • LED (output): 100mW, white LED

Ports

  • USB port (output): 5V, up to 1.5A (7.5W max), regulated
  • 6mm port (output, 6mm, green, hexagon): 12V, up to 8A (100W max), regulated
  • laptop port (output, 7.4mm, orange, square): 19V, up to 5A (100W max), regulated
  • sidecar port (chain, 9mm): 9-13V, up to 10A (100W max)
  • AC inverter US (output, sold separately): 110V, up to 0.7 (75W max), 60Hz, modified sine wave
  • AC inverter Int. (output, sold separately): 220V, up to 0.35A (75W max), 50Hz, modified sine wave
  • charging port (input, 8mm, blue circle): 14-25V, up to 2A (30W max)

Nomad 13 Solar Panel Tech Specs


General

  • Product SKU: 12003
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (726 g)
  • Dimensions (folded): 10.5 x 9 x 1 in (26.7 x 23 x 2.5 cm)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty 12 months

What It Charges

  • Goal Zero Yeti 150: 26-52 hours
  • Sherpa 50 v2: 8-16 Hours
  • Guide 10 Plus: 2.5-5 Hours

Solar Panel

  • Rated Power: 13W
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 18-22V
  • Cell Type: Monocystalline

Ports

  • USB Port: 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated
  • Solar Port (blue, 8mm): 14-22V, up to 0.9A (13W max)
  • Mini Solar Port (2.5mm): 6.5V, up to 1.1A (7W max)
  • 1 x Sherpa 50 Recharger
  • 1 x Nomad 13 Solar Panel
  • 1 x AC wall charger
  • 1 x 12V Adapter