Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger 2020 Detailed Review.
Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger: Regardless of whether you prefer to do it in the summer or you’re more of a winter/mountain/camping kind of person, if you’ve been delaying a trip and it’s weighing on your mind for a while now, it might be time to just go for it!
Most of us prefer to have some sort of device on hand, not because we’re addicted to technology to a point where we’ve lost touch with the outdoors, but we don’t want to completely disconnect either. It might enhance your experience if you get to listen to some good music, read an ebook at night, take memorable pictures, or navigate unfamiliar terrain.
Double the power of your compatible mobile devices with the green Flip 20 Recharger from Goal Zero. This portable charger features a 5200mAh battery capacity designed to give your compatible smartphone up to two full charges.
The Flip 20 can be charged from any compatible USB port using the included micro-USB cable or through solar energy using any compatible solar panel (sold separately). Pass-through charging technology allows you to charge both the Flip 20 and the device it’s powering at the same time.
Portable Batteries Are A Must
The worst thing about losing battery power is not that you can’t do anything about it, it’s that it almost always happens at a time when you really need it. You could be stranded somewhere only to have your battery die on you last minute and a small portable battery could literally make the difference between life and death. Whenever you’re running low on battery, you can instantly recharge your phone and buy yourself some time.
What To Look For
The main thing to pay attention to is the size factor because you obviously want it to be small enough that it doesn’t weigh too much but also offers enough power that it’s not a waste of time. There were too many bad portable batteries which came out so far that it’s easy to differentiate.
Goal Zero Leads The Pack
Goal Zero is among the most reputable portable battery manufacturers and a lot of people use their batteries to power different devices outdoors. Their latest release is the Flip 20 Recharger which basically combines a small and lightweight package with decent power allowing you to charge pretty much any device portably: your phone, fitness device, lamp, GPS navigators, etc. You’ll notice it’s smaller than it looks in the pictures, it fits inside the palm of your hand and you can effortlessly bring it over on any trip.
200% Backup Power for Your Phone
The Flip 20’s 5200mAh capacity is designed to give your phone two full phone charges.
Charge up on the go from Goal Zero’s line of portable solar panels (sold separately).
Charge the Flip and your phone at once.
Sun or USB Charging
The Flip 20 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel, such as the Nomad 7 Solar Panel, which recharges the Flip 20 in 5 to 10 hours. The Flip 20 can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.
How Different Are The Flip 10 and 20?
Irrespective of whether you’re into exploring the outdoors or urban environments, both of these devices will have you covered and they’re pretty much the same size (pocketable). Another thing they have in common is they’re compatible with the Goal Zero’s solar panels so if you have their charging panels you can connect them easily. The main difference is in battery capacity and this is why the Flip 20 is twice as expensive: The Flip 10 has a 2,600 mAh battery while the Flip 20 has double that at 5,200 mAh. In practical terms, this translates to a decent boost on your iPhone/iPad device with the Flip 10 (or a fully charge on smaller fitness-related devices) while the Flip 20 will fully charge your iPhone. All you have to do is flick open the connector for the USB (similar motion to a lighter) and let it work its magic
If you’re a very adventurous person and you tend to go the extra mile, you should consider the Goal Zero Flip 20 Portable Recharger because this one is even bigger. This charger in particular is the most expensive from the series because at 7,800 mAh capacity it’s enough to charge two large iPhones/tablets and if you’re a moderate user, that should keep multiple devices going for at least a week.