Goal Zero Nomad 5 & Guide 12

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Item Overview

 A lightweight solution for on-the-go power from the sun, the Nomad 5 features 5 watts of monocrystalline in a rugged enclosure with an easy-to-use kickstand and USB output. Nomad 5 connects to the Guide 12 Plus to charge AA/AAA batteries from the sun. The rechargeable battery pack can also be used to power your phone, wearables, GPS, or boost your tablet in a pinch. Guide 12 features an increased battery size and USB-C input/USB-A output ports.


2,500mAh Battery Pack
Portable, rechargeable battery pack for power hungry gear. Includes a USB output for charging phones and boosting tablets.

Removable, Rechargeable Batteries
Use AAs for headlamps, flashlight, and remotes. Also works with other rechargeable NiMH batteries and includes AAA adapter. Removable, Rechargeable Batteries

Light It Up
Includes a built-in flashlight, handy for digging in any purse or backpack, and lighting up a hallway in a pinch. Light It Up

5 Watt panel gives you the solar collecting capability needed to charge your phone anywhere the sun shines.

Built-in kickstand clicks into place at multiple angles, so you can easily position your panel for optimal solar collection. Built-in kickstand clicks into place at multiple angles, so you can easily position your panel for optimal solar collection.

Rugged and durable, built to last as long as your adventures do.




GOAL ZERO Nomad 5: 4-8 hrs
GOAL ZERO Nomad 10: 4 hrs
USB source: 4 hrs

Nomad 5 USB Port: 5V, up to 1A (5W max)
Guide 12 USB-A port (output): 5V, up to 2.0A (10W max), regulated
Guide 12 USB-C port (input): 5V, up to 1A (5W max)

Cell chemistry: NiMH
Battery Pack capacity: 12.0Wh (4.8V, 2500mAh)
Single Cell Equivalent Capacity: 10,000mAh at 1.2V
Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Fuses: none
Management system: Charging and low-battery protection built-in

Product SKU: 44260
Nomad 5
Weight: 12.7 oz (360 g)
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7 x 1.1 in (24 x 17.8 x 2.8 cm)
Max Leg Angle: 180 degrees
Warranty: 12 months
Guide 12
Chainable: No
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)
Operating Useage Temp: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
Warranty: 12 months

Rated Power: 5W
Open Circuit Voltage Voc: 6V
Cell Type: Monocrystalline





Q: What batteries can be used in the Guide 12 Plus?

A: Any AA or AAA NiMH batteries can be used and recharged. We do not recommend other types of batteries. 4 same-sized batteries MUST be charged at once, but not all batteries need to be empty.

AAA cells are sold separately and come with an adapter to use with the Guide 12 Plus.

Q: How do I charge the Guide 12 Plus?

A: From the supplied Solar Panel. From USB: Use any USB power source, such as a computer or any Goal Zero power pack.

Q: Is the Guide 12 Plus waterproof?

A: No, but it is weather-resistant. Care should be taken to shield if from direct sunlight and the elements. Unexpected rain storms probably won't harm it.

Q: How is the Guide 12 Plus protected?

A: Useage is plug-and-play. The built-in battery management system prevents over-charging and over-discharging of batteries. The USB output will only supply the amount of power needed.