GOAL ZERO Yeti 400 Solar Generator
Gives Me Freedom
I am very involved with Scouting and love to camp. I recently had to start using a CPAP machine (Resmed 9S). I was not sure what to do and thought I would be limited on my camping and summer camp attendance. I purchased the Yeti 400 with hopes it would give me the ability to continue camping. What a wonderful relief!!! I am able to get three nights (full 8 hours) of power for my CPAP machine. For maximum use, I did need to turn off the humidifying portion, however, for my needs, it was okay. This thing is awesome with Light a Life lanterns!!!
February 21, 2015
Ready with a Yeti
Last year my wife and I purchased the Yeti 400 so we would be more prepared in case we needed power in an emergency, whether it be at home or away. We choose the Yeti 400 because it has the capacity to power my amateur radio to provide communications if needed but yet still small enough the one person can move it around with ease. We have not had the need to us it in an emergency situation yet but I have been using in to power my radio in the house and have found it is performing as I expected.
February 11, 2015
A Versatile Piece of Equipment
I love the Yeti 400. I use it at home to charge my laptop, iPhone, iPad, USB speakers, camera battery, USB amping light, and many other small appliances. I am able to get 60-70 Watts of power from the two Boulder 30 and two Boulder 15 panels I use as inputs. If you are looking for a perfect mid-range camping kit, I highly recommend the Yeti 400 with two Boulder 30s, the Boulder 30 carrying case, and the 30 ft. extension cable. Thanks Goal Zero for making such an excellent product!
February 10, 2015
Yeti 400 usage
I'm testing my new Yeti 400 and I have mixed results so far.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy so far.
The Ac side of the 400 has powered everything I expected it to power and the things I knew it wouldn't power it did not.
The USB ports have worked without fail.
The 12v outlet has not performed like I have hoped.
I use this for camping and needed to inflate a air mattress.
The outlet would not power the small blower.
I assume the amperage was too much for the 400.
Being a portable power source this is something that needs improvement.
All and all, I still plan to buy another 400 and chain them.
I would have bought the larger generator but I need the compact size of the 400.
December 27, 2014