Whether in an emergency situation or during some off-grid fun like camping or road tripping, access to at least some electricity is as close to a necessity as you can get without being a biological requirement. Keeping a cell phone, GPS, or radio, or flashlight alive can easily be the difference between life and death - or the difference between a great backpacking trip and an endurance test.
To keep those gadgets charged, you need some portable power. We offer portable charging via solar, USB, 12-volt DC (think car cigarette lighter), and rechargeable household batteries. Solar is typically the most versatile option since it requires no extra equipment to provide the charge, but whenever possible, it’s a good idea to carry another portable power option as well.
The best part about portable power is that it's versatile. The same spare battery you bring camping to charge your phone could be a literal life-saver during a natural disaster. Goal Zero's Yeti power stations feature multiple ways to power up and outputs for AC, USB, and 12VDC gadgets - making it the most versatile and user-friendly portable power bank we've found.
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Our rechargeable, portable power banks are lightweight enough to move around easily without compromising on durability, so you can bring power to your friends, family, and neighbors during a utility blackout or natural disaster. These mobile power supplies have hundreds or even thousands of Watt-hours of capacity to power your essential electrical loads.
But a portable power bank isn't just for emergencies - it's great for taking off-grid on camping trips or living van life!
During the early days of solar PV, the idea of portable solar panels was unheard of as panels were just too big and heavy. But continued R&D has led to greatly increased solar cell efficiency, which has opened the door to portable solar charging for outdoor enthusiasts. Industry pioneers like Goal Zero have perfected and diversified the lightweight solar charging options for consumers today, including their line of Nomad portable solar panels.
Many of our portable solar panels have built-in USB output, DC output, or both, which let you charge small devices like phones and battery packs directly. For larger amounts of portable power, check out our portable power banks. We also offer a range of solar-powered flashlights, lanterns, and radios in our light and communication section.
Mobile inverters provide AC power to run a few small or medium sized electronics in remote off-grid situations. They are frequently used in recreational vehicles or on boats, but an "RV or marine inverter" is simply an inverter intended for mobile use that is smaller and delivers less power than a standard grid-tie inverter and lacks the deep-cycle battery charging functionality of an off-grid inverter for a full renewable energy system.
Mobile inverters can produce either square or sine wave AC power. They are durable, typically under 2000 Watts, and rated for mobile applications, providing a great way to power the gadgets you can't leave behind on your next camping, boating, or road trip.