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GOAL ZERO Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

Model # 15002371Mfg # 39004

$1,799.99

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Product Description

Best kit for safe, silent power generation. Use to backup critical appliance - refrigerators, freezers & home health care equipment - CPAP machine. Store 1250 watts of power.

Kit Includes: Yeti 1250, 2 x Boulder 30, Roll Cart, Solar Panel Travel Case

Features:

  • Recharge by: AC, 12V, Solar
  • Power Output: USB, 12V, AC, Power Pole
  • Ideal for: Laptops, Mini Fridge, TV
  • Weight: 109.5 lbs

3 Ways to charge:

  • The Sun - compatible solar panel
  • Wall - regular wall outlet
  • Car - your car 12V adapter

Charge Times:

  • Wall: 16-20 Hours
  • Car: 40+ Hours
  • Boulder Solar Panel: 80-160 Hours
  • Escape 30 Brief Case: 80-160 Hours

Battery Details

  • Cell Type: AGM Lead Acid
  • Peak Capacity: 1200Wh (12V, 100Ah)
  • Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
  • Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3 months
  • Fuses: 200A (4x 50A fuses in parallel)

Ports

  • USB port (output): 5V, up to 2.1A (10W max), regulated
  • 6mm port (output, 6mm): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • 12V car port (output): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • 12V Power Pole Port (output): 12-14V, up to 30A (360W max)
  • AC inverter (output, pure sine wave): 110V 10A (1200W continuous, 1500W surge max)
  • Charging port (input, 8mm): 16-48V, up to 10A (160W max)
  • Power Pole charging port (input): 16-48V, up to 20A (240W max)
  • Power Pole chaining port: 12V, up to 175A (2100W max)

General

  • Chainable: Yes
  • Weight: 103 lbs (46.7 g)
  • Dimensions: 11 x 16 x 14.5 in (27.9 x 40.6 x 36.8 cm)
    Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty 6 months

What's in the box:

  • 1 x Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator
  • 2 x Boulder 30 Solar Panels
  • 1 x Fabric Carrying Case for Panels
  • 1 x Roll Cart

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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit
 
4.3

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (55)

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    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (45)
  • Good power output (42)
  • Good value (30)
  • Long lasting (28)
  • Fast charge (19)

Cons

  • Charges slowly (16)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Lacks power (3)

Best Uses

  • Emergency equipment (44)
  • Having around the house (36)
  • Portable electronics (27)
  • Travel (25)
  • High-end equipment (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (53), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (56)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Jump started my Jeep J8 Battery

I was a bit sceptical at first when the fine ladies and gentleman at Goal Zero described the Yeti 1250 to me as a Solar Generator. A unit that could legitimately replace household power...Read complete review

I was a bit sceptical at first when the fine ladies and gentleman at Goal Zero described the Yeti 1250 to me as a Solar Generator. A unit that could legitimately replace household power in the field for a substantial amount of time, without using any gasoline, and be completely self-sufficient by having the capability to be charged 100% by solar energy. It was a pretty big claim, so clearly it needed a challenge to match it.After a long day on the trail, I pulled into one of my favorite camp spots, and began to set up camp for the night. Based on my previous experience with the vehicle, I knew there was absolutely no way that the jeep battery would hold a charge overnight, and waking up in the early morning and messing around with electrical wiring didn't sound too appealing. My solution was simple, plug one end of the charger into the power poles located on the rear bumper, and the other end into the Yeti, have a beer, eat a sandwich, and watch The Beatles' Help! on my Macbook Pro(while it was being charged by the AC power of the Yeti of course.) I'd find out in the morning if my crazy scheme would work and save me the distress of getting out into the cold to figure out a better plan.There's absolutely no way you could do this with a traditional generator, as you'd die of CO poisoning while it was running inside the small cabin of the Jeep you are sleeping in. It raises an interesting, and practical point about the green factor that this device has, it doesn't produce any emissions, and if you're charging it via solar energy, it doesn't require any emissions to replenish the battery. Think of the inside of this vehicle as a micro-environment, I'm living in it, right alongside the Yeti, and we're both happy.Check out my whole experience and images here:http://www.expeditionportal.com/expedition-gear/accessories/1092-goal-zero-yeti-1250-dump-the-gas-generator.html

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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Purchased four of the 30 watt panels with the Yeti. Here's how it goes, if you use 100 watts (that's a 100 watt light bulb for one hour), it will take the...Read complete review

Purchased four of the 30 watt panels with the Yeti. Here's how it goes, if you use 100 watts (that's a 100 watt light bulb for one hour), it will take the solar panels four hours to recharge the use. The Yeti hold 1250 watts, so that means you can run one item that uses 500 watts for 2 and a half hours. Using solar to recharge, it will take you three and a half days to replentish the battery. That's at say, 70 watts per hour (6 of their panels), 5 usable hours of sun in the winter, equals 350 watts per day or 3.57 days to charge it again. Hopefully you don't need power the next 3 1/2 days.

This unit uses a laptop computer charger to charge the unit from your house (again, grossly under powered for a battery this size). Also, if you invest in this, keep in mind the charger will reach a temperature in the range of 175 to 190 degrees. It will burn out. Not made to carry a load of this size.

The company staff is very good and helpful. They have tried to help me make this costly boat anchor. Even kind enough to replace the first unit. I now have 6 of the 30 watt panels and best it will do is 73 watts per hour replacement to the battery.

At 120 pounds, you won't be taking this on vacation with you, unless you've got a large group going to take turns carrying it. That doesn't include the tripod and solar panels. The sales photo of it on the kitchen counter would have taken several strong guys or gals to hoist it up there.

The tripods for the panels are poorly designed with legs that can be adjusted, but are kept from folding flat on the ground by a strap. If you have four panels, you'll not set this up by yourself, unless you have four arms.

Still working with the company and now trying understanding how a clear day, isn't a clear day when it comes to solar power. That a 30 watt rated panel is really only capable of producing 10 to 15 watts.

Buy their little solar charger for your cell phone.

Believe me, you will not be able to run anything like the advertizing says. I've tried.

Plus, you'll need additional wiring. Only come with a 8 foot charging cord. Your battery will need to be next to the panels. The Yeti shouldn't be in the direct sun.

Thanks to all the staff for trying to help.

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3.0

Yeti 1250

By Off Grid

from Utah, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

i purchased this system to allow me to work at my cabin in the wilderness. As with all solar, you must be vigilant with your power usage. The Yeti 1250 only produces enough power to run my computer and modem. I have 6 30 watt panels attached and the most I've ever seen them produce is about 100 watts. They are not the type of panels that can charge in overcast conditions either. Overall, it has allowed me to work from the cabin, but I had higher expectations. You decide if it was my expectations or a lack of disclosure on the part of Goal Zero. I would only recommend this product to some who consumes an average of 50 watts for about 8 hours. And that's not a lot of consumption.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Goal Zero Yeti 1250

By Michaeltx

from Texas, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I have had my Yeti 1250 for nearly a year now. I sell products at various farmers markets and need to keep my product cool. I have the solar generator installed in my truck with two Boulder 30 solar panels. It runs a refrigerator continuously. It also runs a heater, fans and other items as needed. I would recommend this product to anyone requiring an external power source that portable and can provide power for a wide variety needs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for camping

By cltad

from KY, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

We have taken the Yeti 1250 camping. Worked great. So heavy so a small dolly us recommended if you don't have strong arms in your party. It was great running a fan in the tent on the Yeti to keep condensation at Bay and allowed a C-Pap user to camp who hasn't been able to in years. We also plugged in an electric cooler for food and drinks. Didn't have to worry about restocking ice.

 
5.0

Great for RV's & Household

By kingfish98

from Layton, UT, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

This generator enables me to camp without worrying about running out of battery power in the trailer and I can also use the 1250 Generator to power numerous devices. It's great for power failures at home and everyday use to conserve electricity normally provided from the grid. GREAT PRODUCT!!!

 
5.0

Works great

By Snowracer

from Appleton, WI, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I bought this generator and solar panels as a backup for my condo. It stays charged even with the lesser winter sunshine here in Wisconsin, and , I keep my alarm system, watch winder, and room humidifier running from the generator 24/7. I am very happy and hope if we ever have a power outage it will be what I need.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

it works

By astorey

from D.C., DC, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

Used it to run a fan on a hot summer night with no power

 
4.0

Confidence & Security

By Leonardo

from Prescott, AZ, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I bought the Yeti 1250 and 8 Boulder solar panels recently. This setup is indispensable to be ready for any interruption in electrical power from the power company. I have used it several times for such power interruptions and the GoalZero kit has proven itself.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent not just for camping but overall safety

By LTCTorres

from Fairfax Station, VA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

We bought the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator kit for both camping and overall safety when we loose power in the house. We have lost power twice for 24 hours and the generator worked perfectly giving power to the fridge, sump pump, lights, computers, phones, etc.....we felt secure without paying for one of those gas generators that are so noisy. No one even knew we had a generator except for the lights that were on at night.....

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great out of the box setup

By MrMiyagi

from West Chester, OH

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I bought the Yeti pack with 4 boulder 30 panels, tripod and three LED lights. The package is best for someone who wants solar right out of the box without needing much learning. However, you do pay a good amount more for it than building your own. But, in all honesty, goal zero makes an awesome, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing product which is worth the money. Additionally, I had one of my LED lights break. Goal zero replaced it at no cost! Awesome customer service!

 
5.0

Excellent House and Outdoor Companion

By Eric_Cintron

from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I use it for everything on my house when an outage comes. Specially for my apnea sleeping machine. Very silence and realiable.

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