GOAL ZERO Yeti 400 Solar Generator
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
Super little generator!
I bought the Yeti 400 to use with my fish tanks when the power goes out.
It runs three filters, two nano, and one large, along with three fish tank heaters and one air pump. It does a great job and keeps them all running for 7 hours. Not too bad for a little generator.
I love it, and it has been a lifesaver for my fish, literally!
I would recommend it for anyone who needs a great little backup.
January 26, 2015
Excellent gear for power in the field
My company acquired this generator to use in the field for video production. We do documentary film work in a multitude of locations and having a compact, portable power source like the Yeti 400 is a lifesaver. It easily powered our large LED light panels and left ample power available for other devices like battery and phone chargers. It's really nice to not even have to think about power solutions when you arrive to a location to film, and allows us to be more efficient with our setups, which is key to staying on schedule when we're trying to pack in a full day of shooting. Just a fantastic piece of gear that we quickly came to rely on.
December 30, 2013
CPAP and a YETI 400
I am happy to tell about my experience with the YETI 400. I was able to back pack into the High Uinta Wilderness area in Utah with the YETI 400. I would need to use the YETI 400 to run my CPAP breathing device. I used it Sunday night at the trailhead for my CPAP, charged my Smart Phone and tablet all night and used 2 Light-A-Life all evening. Monday hiked in- so virtually zero charge time. Because of overcast in the evening I saw 3% one time on the charge panel, a few 1% readings then the sun went down. Monday evening, same routine; CPAP, Smart Phone, tablet & lights. It worked perfectly with power to spare. Needless to say I am ecstatic about my YETI 400 and all of my GOAL ZERO products. THANK YOU GOAL ZERO!!!
August 1, 2013