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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 power bank + solar charger $148 delivered

Hwyman_FL 288 466 June 29, 2016 at 08:31 AM in Tech Accessories (6) More Crutchfield Deals
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Last Edited by mlacey3 June 29, 2016 at 09:24 AM
Crutchfield has the Goal Zero Sherpa 50 power bank for $149.99 which is a good deal to begin with. But add the Nomad 13 solar panel and the Firefly LED light and the price drops another $150. Total I paid for all three is $148.

Please note that these are professionally engineered power banks for outdoor activity, not Chinese power banks that defy the laws of physics. I will be using it with an Elecraft KX2 ham radio.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_7971...-Pack.html
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_7971...l?tp=61022
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_7971...Light.html
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G'd*mn, that is a good deal. Drop all three items into your cart and the discount applies automatically. Came out to $145.98 for me.

BTW, here's the direct link to the Firefly LED light http://www.crutchfield.com/p_7971...Light.html
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Works, added it all to cart and the Sherpa 50 comes up as free and free shipping. If only I had $145 to spare...
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Hard not to buy this.
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Two things to consider....

1.) They are changing the design of the nomad panels, so this are the old model.

2.) The sherpa 50 is kind of under powered when you compare it to the sherpa 100 which when chained give you 200 watts total. The 100 watt version is almost the same size.

With very similar alternatives coming up, you might want to hold off if it isn't something you need right away. If you are planning on camping trip and will use it with a phone or tablet right away, its a great deal. If you are getting it to get it for an emergency there are better options.

On the whole goal zero makes great stuff.
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Curious OP, how did you find this deal? Good job!
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Quote from applehunter View Post :
Two things to consider....

1.) They are changing the design of the nomad panels, so this are the old model.

2.) The sherpa 50 is kind of under powered when you compare it to the sherpa 100 which when chained give you 200 watts total. The 100 watt version is almost the same size.

With very similar alternatives coming up, you might want to hold off if it isn't something you need right away. If you are planning on camping trip and will use it with a phone or tablet right away, its a great deal. If you are getting it to get it for an emergency there are better options.

On the whole goal zero makes great stuff.
Apples and oranges. This is a great system for the price and will serve most people's needs. Yes the Sherpa 100 is better but it's also going to run you $500 or so with a panel whereas this deal is $150. Sherpa 50 can be chained as well, so why not go ahead and get in on this great deal and just expand when you have more money or the desire to get a Sherpa 100?
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The Firefly LED light is OOS, so the deal is essentially dead, because they won't get them (being discontinued by GZ) any more. Otherwise, it was an FP deal. Great job, OP!

Sherpa 50 + Nomad 13 for $279.98 is still the current best price available, though.
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how good are gz solar panel charging? like how long it takes to charges the Sherpa 50 from 0% to 100%?
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Quote from jackbauer24 View Post :
how good are gz solar panel charging? like how long it takes to charges the Sherpa 50 from 0% to 100%?
The closest products to Goal Zero in terms of engineering and reliability is Bioenno. They have a wider product line than Goal Zero. It is not easy to find a deal on Bioenno products. Amateur radio operators use them as much as the Goal Zero Yeti's. Both companies have also been pretty good at sponsoring amateur radio clubs and events and have achieved great name recognition. They both offer a backpack ready 13 or 14W solar charger with similar characteristics. How long it takes to fully charge a sherpa 50 - could be 6 hours could be 12 or longer depending on conditions. I believe the battery controller will not let it deplete to 0%.
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