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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dedicated charging ports I bought Guide 10 plus but first I was disappointed with it, because it didn't charge my Nokia 808 pureview. It did charge two other phones in the family though. After some searching I read about USB charging standards. It said that data wires should be shorted and Apple used different method in their USB chargers. I carefully checked voltages of Guide 10 plus and Nokias own charger. That was it. Guide uses Apples "standard" and pureview 808 didn't recognize it. I made special usb cord, that has d+ and d- wires shorted in phone end and now pureview gets charged :) So if someone is having problems with charging it might be that phone thinks it is connected to computer and it doesn't take enough current from usb.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected Much More I have owned the goal zero guide 10 system for several months now and taken it on several outings. This thing is great for charging my headlamp a few times on the trail. However, I can only charge my galaxy s2 about %40 before the pack is dead and needs recharging. This is ideal for an emergency situation, but not really for sustainable power on the trail. I think this pack would be much better if they made it an internal lithium ion pack instead of AA's. NIMH batteries simply do not pack enough punch to power today's devices. Although I swear by goal zero solar panels, I feel this battery pack fell a bit short of my expectations.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had higher hopes Bought this after reading lots of reviews. I charged the batteries when I got home. It would only recharge my half dead cell phone once before the Guide 10 Plus would need another charge. I repeated this process several times before I contacted Goal Zero customer service. They were very helpful. They eventually sent me another set of batteries. They are much better however I was expecting the same performance as my Brunton Inspire, which I love. I did throw in a set of Eneloops while I was waiting for the replacement batteries. Only then did I get the same performance as the Inspire.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of mind I bought this item to take on vacation to Ireland and England last year. There were three people on the trip with a total of four cell phones, two iPads and a camera. We used the used the device a number of times to keep the cell phones charged. It does a nice jobe with the cell phones. We did use it once with the iPad. Considering the size of the battery in the iPad it takes awhile to recharge the iPad. I like this device becuase I can use it with rechargable batteries or standard AA batteries. It is a great piece of mind to always have with you. My daughter likes the size becuase she can plug in the charge and have the phone and the charger in her purse.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery Pack doesn't work anymore It could just be mine but after charging a dozen times or so the battery pack will no longer take a charge. It makes a clicking sound but the indicator light shows that it isn't charging. I received this item as a gift and has been over thirty days since purchase. I waited 15 mins for customer service and then was told to try again later. Awesome product while it lasted. I bought this to serve as a piece of emergency preparedness gear but am having seconds thoughts on buying another replacement, however this is the only portable solar charger on the market that I'm aware of.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One month off grid in the Himalayas I don't understand the comments stating that the guide 10 plus will not charge an iPhone 4S. I charged the guide 10 plus during the day while trekking in the Himalayas - typically charged in only 2-3 hours. At night I would plug my completely dead iPhone 4S into the guide 10 plus and in the morning (like magic) it would be 100% charged! I found that even after charging my dead iPhone there was power left to charge another device - members of my team were constantly asking to me to charge their ipods and such. Great product, just the right size for backpacking. I also use it to charge AAA batteries for my headlamp. In good sun, can charge several sets of batteries in a day.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Iphone 5S won't recharge at all. A glorified heavy flashlight. I trusted GoalZero's claims that it would recharge "smartphones" when I purchased the unit last winter. But spring came and I went camping with the guide 10 in my electronics pack and discovered zero recharging. Nothing. The millivolts even matched-up. The iphone 5s is a 5 watt device. No charge, iphone recognizes recharging, but the smartphone does not gain power when hooked-up, very disappointing. Buy ROMOSS batteries, half the cost and reliable. I'm going to leave my Guide 10 Plus Recharger at home in the cabinet next to the candles. The candles being more reliable.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable! I love my Guide 10 Plus! The Guide 10 has been great on long hikes. It will charge my music player 3 times with the AA batteries. I also use it with the Nomad 7 to keep batteries charged for our headlamps and one of our cameras when in the field. I also have a USB led light that works well with the Guide 10 in the tent. I also like the led light on the Guide 10; it has come in handy a few times. It has cut down on weight as I don't have to carry extra batteries. This product does what I want it to do and has yet to let me down, and I've had it for 2 rigorous seasons and about to start the third. This product keeps my electronics going and charges fairly quickly with the Nomad 7 solar panel.
Date published: 2013-08-14
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Questions & Answers

Has anyone tried using regular batteries in it to charge devices?

Asked by: 2014gsxr750
The Guide 10+ was only designed to be used with NiMH batteries. Alkaline batteries should not be used.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-05

Can this be used with other Goal Zero solar panels (better Nomads and boulders)? Thank you!

Asked by: clewis83
The Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack can also be used with the Nomad 10 & Nomad 13. It cannot be used with the Boulder series of solar panels.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-23

Can this also be used with the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel?

Asked by: TalyaP
Yes, the Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack is compatible with the Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-06
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