Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit with Boulder 30 Solar Panels
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- Use for back-up, camping, tailgating, light duty construction, emergencies
- Power lights, tools, refrigerators, freezers and health care equipment
- Silent and safe, no noise or fumes
- Safe to operate indoors; no cords coming from outside
- Includes two Boulder 30 solar panel which charges Yeti 1250 in 24 hours from sun; durable panels, tempered glass and aluminum frame; chain additional boulder 30s together to decrease recharge time
- Voltage that would work for this product is only 110V.
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Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit
Best kit for safe, silent power generation. Use indoor or outdoor to backup critical appliances including refrigerators, freezers & home health care equipment like a CPAP machine. Store 1250 watts of power.
No noise, no fumes, no gasoline, no wasted power. Charge from the sun with solar panels or from the regular wall outlet.
There are 3 ways to charge your Goal Zero Yeti 1250
The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel (see the chart below for solar compatibility or use our Solar Charging Calculator).
The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 can be recharged from a regular wall outlet in about 18 hours. You can charge your Yeti with solar panels, and a wall charger at the same time.
Although not the most ideal recharge time, the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 can also be charged by plugging into your car 12 volt adapter in about 44 hours. You will need to purchase an 8.0mm to 12 volt charger.
What to pwer from the Goal Zero Yeti 1250:
Smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, e-readers, tablets, lights, 12 volt appliances, laptops, CPAP, display monitors, appliances, fridges etc.
How long will it to charge your device from goal zero power packs?
It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from a Goal Zero power pack as it does from the wall.
Whether you are working and recreating off-grid or experiencing a power outage, the Yeti 1250 Kit offers the power to get it done. It's silent, safe, and easy to use--indoors or out. It provides clean, self-sustaining power generation from sun, wall, or car.
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This kit comes with the:
Yeti 1250 Generator
2 Boulder 30 Solar Panels to charge the Yeti, each come with a charge cord
1 AC adapter to charge the Yeti
1 Carrying case for the Solar Panels
1 Cart (requires assembly-attaches to the Yeti)
I live in the Mid-Atlantic where the sun is unpredictable, but wanted a green generator. I purchased two additional Boulder 30's to maximize charge potential. However, the most I've got out of the four panels in one partly cloudy day is 40 watts of charge, which is scary as the panels are supposed to be 30 watts a-piece. I'll have to wait until a non-cloudy day to see what I can max out at and let you know...
Other than the small issues I've tested so far, this thing is pretty cool and self-explanatory, convenient load plugs and the top easily disassembles to test and/or replace the internal battery. The Goal Zero website said the battery has a 20 year life cycle, but that does depend on the amount of use it gets.
12/29-I did a run-down test with my refrigerator from full charge (average 110w draw). I got 16-18hrs (and I say that because I fell asleep and it was on, 3 hrs later it was off). So here's the rub, no alarm to let you know its drawing down like a UPS does. But the back up time was more than what I hoped for. The idea was to run the refrigerator and re-charge the Yeti with solar panels to keep it running as much as possible. I couldn't charge as we had a storm roll in with no sun, lucky I have electricity to use the power cord...
-Great for emergency use but not for overly extended periods of time where you can't guarantee having the sun for recharge. (Ideal for fair weather camping or occasional home use/outdoor parties).
-No need for gas, clean and quiet.
-Can be put outdoors while charging from the sun and kept indoors all other times. (I've even charged it indoors in my foyer that catches the sun in the morning)
-Convenient plug-n-play design.
-While the Yeti is very heavy, the handles and optional cart are a must! I can move it around by myself with the cart. Lifting is another story.
-The solar panels are made well and have mounting holes built in.
-The display occasionally goes to zero output and the battery indicator doesn't update (but the output power is still on). The product card says to shut the output off and wait 60 seconds then it will correct itself, but if you just wait, it will come back, eventually. So they already know there's a problem with monitoring.
-No alarm for when the battery is about to die. It just shuts off, kind of like a gas generator, just dies.
-The USB section does not charge my Blackberry. I have to use the 120v plug to charge it. Otherwise, it does charge other USB devices fine (like iPhone).
-The Goal Zero array for the solar panels is not rated well. I didn't purchase it and need to make my own or wait for an alternative.
UPDATE 4/11/16: Called and talked to an amazon csr this morning about my brand new dead generator. The amazon rep conferenced me in with a goalzero CSR rep. Goalzero will be sending me a prepaid return label to send the failed product back to them and they, in turn, are going to ship a replacement. So far this is being handled really well by amazon and the manufacturer. More later.
UPDATE 4/17/16: Goalzero attempted to replace the failed unit (no shipping charges) then proceeded to ship the European 230 volt version to me instead of the 120 volt USA version!! I am reducing my review to ONE star instead of two because this experience has gone from bad to worse and I STILL do not have a working generator in my hands. Incredible. My patience is very rapidly running out.
UPDATE 4/30/16: Finally got a replacement and it works fine. Keep at least 6 spare 35A 32VDC blade fuses handy.
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