GOAL ZERO™ Yeti 400 Solar Generator
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- Powers laptops, lights and smartphones anywhere
- Easy to carry with pop-up handle
- Recharge from the wall, car or sun
- AGM lead acid battery
Use GOAL ZERO's Yeti 400 Solar Generator with USB-powered devices such as tablets, laptops, and TVs. This quiet portable power is ideal for base camp, cabins, or even unexpected power outages. The Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live off-the-grid, camp in luxury, or power through a power outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators. Best used with larger-size devices, the Yeti 400 may be used 3 ways: Recharge from the wall outlet in about 5 hours; recharge from you car in about 13 hours; or plug into a solar panel, such as the Nomad 27 (sold separately). Includes a 4.7mm to 8mm adapter.
Manufacturer model #: 98567.GOAL ZERO Nomad 27 Solar Panel sold separately and can be found through item search for number 1761044
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 2 out of 5 by MrBayArea Not enough juice
I haven’t written many reviews but I felt the need to write this one. I have own Goal Zero products for several years and have had few issues. Today, after fully charging my new Yeti 400, I decided to run some simple test. I used a Watts meter to note the amount of watts each item used. Everything from a small pc at approx 25w to power drill at approx 268w.
I first used my Yeti to power my 42in Flat screen w/a blue-ray player. It ran approx 68-73w and with added cable box it hit 85w. Then I powered up my 240w Sony Music player it ran 40-45w. Everything was going well until I plugged in my power drill (1/4in drill 115 vac/2amps). My watts meter stated that it required up to 270w at the start but then settled approx 160w.
My Yeti ran it for about 15 second before shutting down completely. And then I had to re-set the power button and the AC button. By the way, I have two Yeti 400 and both did the same thing. So I whipped out both my DieHard 1150 portable power and my Stanley Professional power station both with inverts and both rank 400 watts of power just like my Yetis. And both my DieHard and Stanley ran my drill with no problems (at least for 30 or more seconds).
I measured the watts again of my small drill and again it measured approx 270, well under the 400 continuous power rating of my Yetis. Everything else ran fine but I caution anyone that this is not a generator replacement like so many have stated. Yes, it does provide enough power for small thing but it really doesn’t compare to some less expensive power stations ($140 to $170).
And yes, my other power stations can do nearly everything for less, even be charged with solar panels. I am still a Goal Zero fan but I am learning it limitations. Thanks for reading.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sasdan1 Worth every penny!
I bought this 2 months ago and have charged everything I can find with it. I've charged everything from my guide 10 battery pack to my cordless drill with it. This is easily one of the handiest things I own.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave21 Easy to use and great results
I bought the yeti 400 and 2 boulder 30 briefcase panels. I work outdoors a lot especially over the summer. I bring anything I can to occupy my time while working and this was the best investment that I have made. I have searched for a long time for a way to collect, store and use power as I needed to. I also use my gear when I go camping which makes it great to watch movies, have a fan and other amenities available to me. Thanks so much goal zero for making such a great product.
July 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by lifeguard First time dissapointed.
I've been a goalzero fan for a while. I have invested in some of their other products and been satisfied. When I purchased the Yeti 400 and took camping for the first time I was very dissapointed the 12v cigarret port didn't power my air bed pump and other items that uses this port. The air bed pump is a 12v, 65w, 10A airbed pump. I tried other pumps and it also failed. The specs of this divide should of had no problems powering these devised. I called goalzero after my horrible campingtrip. I was informed they didn't know the problem and asked for me to email them the specs of the air pump bed. Until now. I have not heard from goal zero. II took the pump to Costco to test other Yeti 400 and all six of their Yeti failed to power it. The Goal Zero sale person was also surprised. After the sales person talked with their rep I was informed I can use a Anderson Poer pole for now and connect it to the chainable port to get more power. I have an issue with customers have to buy extra cables when its advertise this product should power small items like a airbed pump or small hand car vacumm.
June 30, 2014
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