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Yeti 400 Solar Generator

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Model # 15002512 | Mfg # 23000

Product Description

Use with USB powered devices, 12V and AC powered devices. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 is best used with your tablet, laptop and TV. The chart below gives approximate power given to the most common devices the Goal Zero Yeti 400 powers.

The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator is best used with your larger sized power devices. The chart below gives approximate power given to the most common devices the Goal Zero Yeti 400 powers.

Quiet, portable power for base camp, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

  • Portable Wall Outlet
  • Powers laptops, lights and smartphones anywhere
  • Easy to Carry
  • Convenient pop-up handle
  • Charging Flexibility
  • Refuel from wall, car or sun

There are three ways to recharge the Goal Zero Yeti 150.

  1. Recharge from the wall - takes about 5 hours
  2. Recharge from your car using 12V port. - takes about 13 hours
  3. Plug it into a solar panel and place in the sun - takes about 30-60 hours with the Nomad 27

Usage

  • Charges from the following: Approx. Charge Time:
    Wall Charger (75W) 5 hours
    Car Charger (30W) 13 hours
    GOAL ZERO Nomad 27 30-60 hours
    GOAL ZERO Boulder 30  20-404 hours

Battery:

  • Cell Type AGM Lead Acid
  • Pack Capacity 396Wh (12V, 33Ah)
  • Lifecycles Hundreds of cycles
  • Shelf Life Charge every 3 months
  • Fuses None
  • Management System Charging and low-battery protection built-in

Ports:

  • USB Standard Port (output) 5V, up to 1.5A (7.5W max), regulated
  • 6mm port (output, 6.0mm, green, hexagon) 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • 12V car port (output) 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • AC inverter US  110V, 2.6A (300W continuous, 600W surge max)
  • AC inverter International  220V, 1.4A (3080W continuous, 600W surge max)
  • Charging Port  14-29V, up to 10A (120W max)

General

  • Chainable Yes
  • Weight 29 lbs (13.2 kg)
  • Dimensions 10.25 x 8 x 8 in (26 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
    Warranty 6 Months
  • Certifications CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Operating Usage Temp. 32-104 F (0-40 C)

 

Specs

Yeti 400 Solar Generator

Type Generators

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator
 
4.4

(based on 649 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (415)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (111)
  • Reliable (95)
  • Good price / value (92)
  • Good value (74)
  • Good power output (71)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (19)
  • Charges slowly (12)
  • Short life (10)
  • Lacks power (7)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Portable electronics (79)
  • Travel (76)
  • Emergency equipment (75)
  • Having around the house (58)
  • Camping (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (91), Midrange shopper (83), Budget shopper (64), High-end shopper (18), Advanced (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (248), Business (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (129), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One full Sherpa charge and I was hooked.

Let me say this first- I did not go into this purchase with a good attitude. I had owned a defective Nomad 27.5 and was promptly refunded by the store I purchased it...Read complete review

Let me say this first- I did not go into this purchase with a good attitude. I had owned a defective Nomad 27.5 and was promptly refunded by the store I purchased it from. I saw that the Nomad 13 had been redesigned and took the leap of faith on ordering one. Upon arrival of the new Nomad 13 and new Sherpa 50, I was a bit skeptical about how well this 'two panel' folding solar unit would handle such a large battery as the Sherpa 50. After putting it through some personal vendetta tests (meant to make the panel fail) such as very cloudy days, filtered window light, flat out covering one of the two panels with a square piece of cardboard on a sunny day (all while attempting to clock the recharge time on a new Sherpa 50 that was sitting at 20% +/- a few percent. Every test passed with flying colors. Whatever you folks at Goal zero did when redesigning this solar panel worked like nothing I've ever used. I'm giving you a personal 6th star for the packaging. the zipper compartment is absolutely critical for my spare wires on a backpacking trip that ALWAYS end up missing at the end of a trip. Goal Zero products are so easily interfaced that even myself (not the guru of electronics) could figure out within 10 minutes how to fully operate this new system. Goal Zero- YOU WIN! I will always come back, and I'm am very happy with the customer service I've received in the past regarding my first defective panel. Thank you and keep up the good work. -James

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not enough juice

Hi, 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....Read complete review

Hi, 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.

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3.0

Pretty good so far...

By SolarDork

from Colorado, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

So far I'm pretty happy with this product. I've had bad luck with other Goal Zero products not lasting very long. I'm hoping this unit breaks that mold. So far the only complaint I have is; All the ports need a bit more room. Plugs and adapters are different sizes and the ports need more room to accommodate this. I really like the display of incoming watts!

 
5.0

Survived Boy Scout Summer Camp!

By Mike M

from Midlothian, VA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

I use my Yeti 400 at home a lot, but this was the first real test, a week in the heat of central North Carolina at Boy Scout Camp. The Yeti came through with flying colors. We used it to keep five leaders phones charged throughout the week. From Sunday through the following Saturday morning, we were constantly charging some sort of device using the USB or the outlets. During the I chained my Nomad 20 and 13 to add some juice back.

 
5.0

Just Right!

By Dave92020

from Marina, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

The Yeti 400, not to small, not to big... "JUST RIGHT". I have numerous other Goal Zero product, after a quick test run in the kitchen, This will be very handy on jobsites where there is no power.

 
4.0

A great power source, but a poor UPS

By DaveZ

from Ithaca, NY, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

As an emergency back-up or off-grid power solution, the Yeti products are great. The included 12-volt and USB ports help the battery last a very long time because they're so much more efficient than the AC ports (which can be disabled until needed). The companion "Light A Life" product makes the Yeti a pleasure to use, and knowing that one can plug in all sorts of 12-volt appliances make this device very future proof and energy efficient. As a nice bonus, there are not one but two chaining ports, one on each side. The manual and the specification don't mention this fact at all. As a word of caution: one might be tempted to see the Yeti series as a "better UPS" and that would be a very risky decision. While the Yeti is more feature rich and flexible than a traditional UPS, it isn't really designed for UPS-like usage. Specifically, the Yeti 400 input meter claims that it can only pull about 60 watts from the included power supply, and one must budget some (perhaps half?) of that wattage towards charging the battery after a power failure. That leaves very little power available for whatever UPS-like problem you are trying to solve.

 
3.0

Like it but wish for 2 power inputs like the 1250

By Anonymous

from MD, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

I use both AC and solar panel inputs to charge them but have to manually switch inputs when the AC is turned off. I have 6 of these with the daisy-chain cables only because they don't come with 2 power inputs like the 1250 otherwise I would need only 3. Maybe it's a marketing thing to sell more product.

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2.0

think twice

By hajisquat

from Undisclosed

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

Look hard on the web at people testing all goal zeros....takes a day+ to charge by plug and 2+ days by solar and drains fast! Short life span too. Also they have limiters that "limit" how much/fast you can (re)charge them. I.e. 120 solar panel (not cheap) will only provide (aka yeti will only allow) approx 50/60 to trickle in...the tech. is just not there yet or they are holding back. Very un-dude!

 
5.0

Perfect portable power for my camper

By TomSwift

from Upstate NY

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

I have a 100 watt solar panel on my camper and two Yeti 400 units. They are perfect for my needs. The built in charge controller is convenient. The pure sine inverter is great for my electronic items... Computer, TV and such. If I am parked in the shade I put 50 watt solar panel in a sunny spot and swap units as needed. Couldn't be happier.

 
5.0

Is a great little battery

By rcon4

from Redmond, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

This is my second Yeti 400, and they have worked well. Had one time where it had a battery issue, but after talking to GZ support, they told me how to do a reset, and it has worked flawless since. Will be getting the connectors and linking the two together, and when the sun starts getting higher in the sky again, will try out with my four 30 watt boulder panels attached to the tripod.

 
5.0

Great Product, Fantastic Customer Service

By Flash

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

I bought this about 2 months ago. Used it for my Resmed CPAP, with humidifier AND heated hose (trying to see what the Yeti would support). After 8 hrs I had burned up almost 50%. Obviously if I really needed it, I would turn off the humdifier and heated hose but it's nice to know I could do it if necessary. Tested all the connections and worked great for recharging iPhones, IPADs, and my PC. Then I plugged in a good sized fan... whoops. I didn't take into account the startup pull and something popped. AC was inop. DC worked fine. Emailed customer support who had me open the box and check the replaceable fuses. Those were good. They then had me send it in (no cost to me) and they replaced it with a new one. Even though it was my fault for not checking the startup pull on the fan. Fantastic customer service!

 
3.0

It's Better Than the Last Version

By Kelly Guenther

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

I wanted something rugged that could randomly charge smaller devices on my frequent trips domestically and overseas. A smaller foldable version of this designed for their speakers and for charging phones worked well but got lost on a trip. So glad to have this again. Very packable and/or hangable. Fingers crossed the voltaic cells are better and charge more efficiently in this version, too.

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