Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Portable Recharger, 98Wh, 100mW LED Light

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About Goal Zero

Designed to power all the gear in your kit, the Goal Zero Sherpa 100's versatile array of ports include two ultra-fast, smart USBs for phones and tablets, a 12V port for lights, an innovative port specifically for laptops and a detachable AC inverter for DSLR cameras. The Sherpa 100 recharges from the wall, car, or from the sun with Goal Zero's portable solar panels.

The Sun
The Sherpa 100 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel. For best experience, recommended two Nomad 20 Solar Panels (see the chart below for solar compatibility).

Wall
The Sherpa 100 can be charged by being plugged into a regular wall outlet.

Car
The Sherpa 100 can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V adapter.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (11),Fast charge (9),Good power output (9),Long lasting (9),Good value (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (12),Portable electronics (11),Emergency equipment (6),High-end equipment (6),Having around the house (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (10)

Goal Zero Specifications

USB port (output)
5V, up to 2.1A (10W max), regulated
6mm port (output, 6mm, green, hexagon)
12V, up to 10A (120W max), regulated
Laptop port (o/p 7.4mm, orange, square)
19V, up to 6A (120W max), regulated
sidecar port (chain, 9mm)
9-13V, up to 10A (120W max)
AC inverter US (output, sold separately)
110V, up to 0.9 (100W max), 60Hz, modified sine wave
AC inverter Int. (output)
220V, up to 0.45A (100W max), 50Hz, modified sine wave (sold separately)
Charging port (input, 8mm, blue circle)
14-22V, up to 3A (45W max)
Cell Type
Li-NMC
Pack Capacity
98Wh (11V, 8,800mAh)
Single Cell Equivalent Capacity
26,400mAh at 3.7V
Lifecycles
Hundreds of cycles
Shelf-life
Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Fuses
20A, user replaceable fuse
Management system
Charging and low-battery protection built-in
LED (output)
100mW, white LED
Wall Charger (45W)
3 hours
Car Charger (30W)
4 hours
Nomad 13 Solar Panel
15-30 Hours
Nomad 20 Solar Panel
10-20 Hours
Chainable
Yes
Operating usage temp.
32-104 F (0-40 C)
Certs
CE, FCC, ROHS
Dimensions
5.8 x 1.5 x 5.25" / 14.73 x 3.81 x 13.34cm
Weight
1.9lbs / 0.86kg

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

YETI 100 will exceed your expectations!

I only have one word for the Yeti 100: brilliant, fantastic, one of the most functional and useful products you can own. Okay, I can’t count but one word can not describe the brilliance of this electronic tool. I am not going to reiterate all of it’s virtues others have written, but it will charge about anything and everything, ALL AT ONCE! One of the features not mentioned in the reviews, I love, is the auto shutdown feature. Plug all your things in to charge, go to bed, when y...

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I only have one word for the Yeti 100: brilliant, fantastic, one of the most functional and useful products you can own. Okay, I can’t count but one word can not describe the brilliance of this electronic tool. I am not going to reiterate all of it’s virtues others have written, but it will charge about anything and everything, ALL AT ONCE! One of the features not mentioned in the reviews, I love, is the auto shutdown feature. Plug all your things in to charge, go to bed, when you wake up and everything is charged, the Yeti knows this and goes to sleep, too. I only have one issue and a couple of wishes: The Yeti 100 is designed to be on-the-go and off-the-grid, this is why I purchased it. For me this means putting it in a zip lock and stuffing it in my pack or go bag. The Yeti’s flash light and power on/off switches turn ‘on’ with the just a feather touch. They are sort of recessed, but not enough to prevent accidental power ups, easily. If you don’t want a bad surprise then don’t stuff the Yeti randomly in your pack, you might just charge up your gear. This issue is very inconvenient and problematic! My wishes on design tweaks: First, make the switches accidental turn ‘on’ proof, or make a very inexpensive plastic protective cover for the control face. Second, its plastic. Plastic breaks when it gets cold and when dropped. Plastic does not like heat, the Yeti gets hot, it has a lot of power. I wish it was made of aluminum to negate all the issues with plastic. It would cost a little bit more but when you are spending this much money on a product you are going to depend on, then let’s get the housing just right too. Lastly, I am making a big guess, but I bet the majority of people who purchase the Yeti are Mac laptop owners. As you already probably know, you have to carry that darn Mac charger and Yeti 110v inverter around with you. Those other laptops, they don’t don’t have to, since the GZERO laptop charger kit has them covered. Please come up with a solution for us Mac owners! I would give it a blistering 5 stars but the issue with the easy of accidental power ‘on’ deserves a one star deduction.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Concept

Works well for my ipod and my kindle. But if your going to include a laptop kit, you should try to keep up with what the industry is putting on laptops. I wrote to customer support to find out if there would be more adapters available, they pretty much said "that's too bad, use an inverter and carry your power cord around", That's not really the kind of service I would expect for this kind of an investment. You guys are the solar experts, but doesn't converting to 110, and then using my power...

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Works well for my ipod and my kindle. But if your going to include a laptop kit, you should try to keep up with what the industry is putting on laptops. I wrote to customer support to find out if there would be more adapters available, they pretty much said "that's too bad, use an inverter and carry your power cord around", That's not really the kind of service I would expect for this kind of an investment. You guys are the solar experts, but doesn't converting to 110, and then using my power cord to convert it back to DC seem a little less than efficient (not to mention the extra weight to carry around the power cord/adapter to convert it back).

Reviewed by 41 customers

 
5.0

Lightweight power on the trail

By

from Western Maryland

I use it to power my small CPAP on backpacking trips. I get about 6.5 hours of it which is about as long as I sleep well on the ground in the woods as it is. GZ's customer service was very helpful as well. I have four other GZ products and all are great. Would love to see a Sherpa 200 for longer trips (without the weight of the Yeti).

 
5.0

Reliability with portability!

By

from Toronto, ON, Canada

While I purchased the Sherpa 100 to have on hand while camping to pump up the air mattress I have found it invaluable while at work where back to back meetings has my laptop always running low on power. Now, never an issue with the handy laptop plug I do not even need the charging cord because of the laptop adapter cable with the power pack. Everyone in the office has been impressed with it!

 
5.0

Working Remote

By

from Cambridge, MA

We run a company that provides technology for sporting events. We send iPads all over the race course and often there is no power. The Sherpa 100 and Nomad solar panels provide the power our clients need to use our technology all day long.

 
5.0

Great Pack for the size

By

from Salt Lake City, UT, United States

I got a great deal on my Sherpa 100 so I decided to try it out and I have been LOVING it every since. It's compact, but very powerful. I originally bought a much larger pack to power my cpap while camping and decided to try this one out for curiosity. I was blown away to find that, not only did a I get a full 8 hours, but I still had about 40% of the battery left! I use a Resmed S9 with the climate control set to about 70 (keep in mind I also use the car kit from Resmed with the direct 12v adapter so it's more efficient than trying to convert to 110 AC). Since the Resmed is decently small, I'm now considering going backpacking with the cpap, the Sherpa 100, and a Nomad 20 panel.

 
5.0

Sherpa 100 Power Pack

By

from KY, United States

Power in, Power out. Great Product !!! Works best with solar in the spring, summer, and fall in KY. Charge with 110 when solar is not available. The pack holds charge well and the over all concept and quality of art and technoligy are right on. I believe Steve Jobs would agree. I had no idea that solar was such a powerful source of energy. Now, on a sunny day, I look outside and see all of the free energy going unused. Guys, please keep it up and educate the public about the potential of solar energy. The product is great at the bedside to keep an iPhone charged and ready without an 110 outlet.

 
5.0

A Must For Every Road Warrior or Outdoorsman

By

from Georgia, United States

Light, small, versatile and powerful. If you need to go off the grid or are caught away from power sources on a regular basis, the Sherpa 100 Solar Kit is for you. Keep it charged up and in my trunk, all the time. Never know what is ahead.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Battery won't charge

By

from Sacramento, CA, United States

Purchased the whole system: solar panels, lights, battery etc. Used x 1, worked beautifully. Storm coming, this thing will no longer hold a charge

 
5.0

Surviving in Africa just fine

By

from Kenya

I’ve been using the Sherpa 100 and Nomad 20 for conservation work in the East African bush for five months now. These guys are rugged. I’ve had them dropped in zebra dung, bounced around the bed of a Land Rover, rained on, and trampled by goats. And they’ve held up. It’s not so much that I am careless with the equipment but that life is hectic. I appreciate using gear that can take a little beating; more fragile stuff wouldn’t cut it out here. This unit also has a low-key design that I like. Since we do a lot of work in remote villages, I don’t need a flashy piece of equipment distracting everyone and begging to be messed with. With these I can just throw them discretely on the roof of my truck and know they won’t get in the way. Part of this ‘pro’ is that the panels fold up nicely to make it easy to stow the whole thing out of the way when I’m traveling; essentially, the Sherpa and Nomad do their job when I need them, and they stay out of the way when I don’t. Speaking of travel, I can fly with it as a carry-on or in checked baggage and it’s not a problem. This is a real plus, as it lets me use my gadgets on the plane. Finally, the battery holds a charge well. I haven’t tested its limits yet, but it keeps a full charge for at least a week. If you sip off of it for cell phones, it seems to go on for even longer. My old clunky MacBook sucks an entire charge at once, unfortunately, but my understanding is that other computers do much better with it. The panels seem to collect energy at about the promised rate, and on a cloudless day, I can recharge my entire Sherpa. For those days with clouds, it loads from the car-charger just fine too.

 
5.0

Nice size. New features are great.

By

from Manhattan, New York, NY, United States

I have 2 Sherpa 100's, replacing the old Sherpa 120's. The new units are a significant improvement from the earlier version. It's smaller and lighter, with two usb ports, and an LED light, all of which are nice additions. The best improvement for me is the direct laptop port. No more using an inverter to go DC to AC, then the laptop inverter to switch AC back to DC. The direct port is more efficient, and means fewer cables to carry. I recahreg with solar when camping, and AC wall outlet at home.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sherpa 100 for the #Grandcanyon21 project

By

from Jackson, WY, United States

I just returned from a 21 day multimedia production in the Grand Canyon for Sierra Magazine covering the current threats to the Grand Canyon and can't say enough about how crucial this product was to the success of the production. I used two Sherpa 100's to power 3 Cameras, 1 GPS, 1 Mac Book Pro, 2 Flash Units, 1 SAT phone and Iphones and speakers for the project. "Fast reliable power on demand" Thanks Goal Zero for being there when I needed you the most. Greg Von Doersten @gregvondoersten.com

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