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Power it Up

by Norris Comer

Plenty of us are literally juggling the family’s electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, speakers, and more while underway. Additionally, redundancy is not just the mantra of the military. Boaters would do well to abide by the “one is none, two is one” mantra.

Sherpa 100 ChargerEnter Goal Zero’s rechargers, a rugged line of portable batteries meant to be used on the go. The compact Sherpa 100 features a versatile array of ports including two smart USB’s and a 12V port to help power lights. It is compatible with a detachable AC inverter (sold separately, good for DSLR cameras). The Sherpa 100 can hold 98Wh in a tiny 1.9 pound package. Simply charge it up from the wall, car, engine, or even solar panel (also sold separately) and throw it in the dinghy to take to shore. As far as we can tell, this is not to be used to jump a battery.

There are many different size units available, but you can get a Sherpa 100 Recharger for $299.99 from goalzero.com, where you can also browse their other portable power options.

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