Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger

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With the Goal Zero® Switch 8 solar charger, you can top off your digital devices anytime, anywhere! This ultra-lightweight rechargeable battery stores easily in your pocket or bag and provides on-demand power for MP3 players, smartphones, tablets, and more; interchangeable tips (sold separately) accommodate most devices.

Features



  • Recharges smartphones and USB devices on the go
  • Interchangeable male and female USB tips (extra tips sold separately)
  • LED battery indicator
  • Charges from solar or USB
  • 30-day manufacturer's money-back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

Specifications



  • Powers: MP3 player, cell phone (3 recharges); smartphone (2 recharges); e-reader (50% boost); tablet (25% boost)
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion (NMC)
  • Battery Capacity: 3.6 V, 2.2 Ah (8 W)
  • Input: Standard USB; 5.0 V, 1.0 A (5 W); additional tips sold separately
  • Output: Standard USB; 5.0 V, 1.0 A (5 W); additional tips sold separately
  • Recharge Time: 5-10 hrs (solar), 1-3 hrs (USB)
  • Dimensions: H 5" x W 1" x D 1"
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs

Product Reviews

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Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger
 
4.3

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (58)
  • Good value (50)
  • Fast charge (46)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Good power output (28)

Cons

  • Charges slowly (8)
  • Lacks power (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Short life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (61)
  • Portable electronics (59)
  • Emergency equipment (32)
  • Having around the house (27)
  • High-end equipment (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (66), Budget shopper (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (74), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (15)

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1.0

Poor quality, dissapointed

By viskahema

from Arizon

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I purchased this to charge my iPhone 6 on the go. I have other Goal Zero products and LOVE them. I have had this for about 3 weeks, and each time I plug my phone into it to charge it, it only increases my battery life around 20-30%. Not worth the money. Should have bought another Mophie.

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1.0

Not worth it

By Mikemike

from Vail, CO, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I bought this a while ago and when it did work it was not very quick or powerful when recharging. I had it for about a month and then it just stopped recharging anything. The lights would indicate it was fully powered, but it wouldn't kick any juice out.

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5.0

On the Go !!!!

By Devil Pup

from Reseda, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

Since finding Goal Zero Products I've been very happy,A lot of my tool's and toys are rechargeable so when I'm out in the sticks my Nomad 7 Kit makes my life so much easier Thank you Goal Zero Staff !!!!!

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1.0

Junk

By Rob_

from Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

Wouldn't charge my phone from empty beyond 60%, and has now refused to charge. Complete and utter turkey

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1.0

Got a Dud

By FJHW

from Undisclosed

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I bought a backpacking solar panel and a switch 8 battery for a backpacking trip through Torres Del Paine in South America. My plan was to use the panels and battery to keep my GoPro fully charged during the trip so I could record over the 10 days. For a few days, everything worked great and I had no trouble. However, on the 4th day, my switch 8 randomly stopped charging any devices. It was able to charge from the panels as I could see the lights indicating flashing, but for some reason it would not give out any charge to external devices. Pretty much ruined my plan for recording the entire trip. Was able to get some of the trip by directly charging whichever GoPro battery I was not currently using with the solar panel, but needless to say it was a pretty bad experience for me. Not sure if I just got a dud that stopped working after 4-5 days, but if you are planning on using external batteries to keep devices charged while backpacking/doing other activities where you will be away from outlets, make sure you don't 100% rely on this battery in case something like what happened to me happens to you.

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3.0

Not quite what I was looking for

By Solar charger guy

from Colorado Springs

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Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

When I purchased this unit I was looking for a solar charger for USB devices. While this came up under solar in the search, I did not get the impression it was only a battery. While the battery is fine, I think they should sell the battery and solar charger as a package. Now I need to buy the solar piece separately.

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4.0

size and pass-through charging

By ChrisF

from SF, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I use the Switch 8 while bikepacking to capture extra current from my dynamo hub, which I use to keep GPS and other devices going. Hookup is dynamo>switch 8>devices, so I need the ability to charge a device while the Switch 8 itself is getting current (pass-through). Many devices don't have this. Also very glad to have the blue LEDs that indicate how charged the battery is. My only hesitation is that the output USB port is hinged (nice) but on a pin that doesn't seem especially robust. Time will tell.

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1.0

Never worked, doesn't charge

By JGchicago

from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I got my switch 8 a few weeks ago and while I'm impressed with some of the design features and the weight mine never charges above 25% no matter what method I use to try and charge it up.

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4.0

Handy Device

By none1

from Undisclosed

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

I purchased for son and daughter whom like to stay connected. Daughter sys it is handy for a quick charge of her phone when battery gets low.

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5.0

Love it!

By Dgreen

from Auburn, AL, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

Got one for Christmas, and two more for my birthday. I hike often and like to track my hikes with gps on my iPhone, a real battery drainer. I can go all day without worry and keep my GoPro charged as well.

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