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GOAL ZERO Yeti 400 Solar Generator

Model # 15002512Mfg # 23000

$459.99

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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)

 

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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (12)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Fast charge (4)
  • Good value (4)
  • Long lasting (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable electronics (8)
    • Emergency equipment (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Having around the house (5)
    • High-end equipment (3)
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      • Quality oriented (9)
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      • Personal (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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...Read complete review

    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!!!

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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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    5.0

    Lots of power

    By jabberboxjon

    from Anaheim, CA, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    Have a yeti 150 as well and this 400 allows me to run longer and with more powerful items.

     
    5.0

    Emergency and almost mobile power

    By peter2854

    from Washington, DC, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I got a Yeti 400 a couple of weeks ago, along with the Boulder 30 solar panel. Now I am able to have some significant emergency power for my home, and a mobile electric power pack, if needed. I had already created a 33AmpHour sealed battery for emergency power, but always charged it from the wall. Now the Boulder 30 is doing a great job of charging the Yeti 400 so that I now charge my Guide 10 Plus from the Yeti 400, and not from my Nomad 7. I can also charge up my old battery from the Yeti 400, and it does not lower the charge in my Yeti 400 by much. This really lets me use my Guide 10 Plus as a very light mobile power pack that I can charge up a cellphone with, as well as all of my AA and AAA NiMh batteries, without worrying whether there will be a sunny day soon enough. The Boulder 30 seems to be able to keep the Yeti 400 charged unless I start trying to use it for a more routine power source.

     
    5.0

    Gives Me Freedom

    By MikeyG1965

    from Fort Worth, Texas

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I am very involved with Scouting and love to camp. I recently had to start using a CPAP machine (Resmed 9S). I was not sure what to do and thought I would be limited on my camping and summer camp attendance. I purchased the Yeti 400 with hopes it would give me the ability to continue camping. What a wonderful relief!!! I am able to get three nights (full 8 hours) of power for my CPAP machine. For maximum use, I did need to turn off the humidifying portion, however, for my needs, it was okay. This thing is awesome with Light a Life lanterns!!!

     
    4.0

    Portable power in hand

    By DaveD

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I bought the Yeti400 with the thought of powering the C-pap machine when we go camping. When it arrived we gave it the at-home acid test, and it met our expectations. We can't wait for winter to end so we can hit the road and give the field acid test.

     
    5.0

    I received a Yeti 400 for ...

    By Timbuck

    from Arizona, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I received a Yeti 400 for Xmas and have used it while camping and at my off the grid cabin to power our bean grinder, coffee pot and to charge our laptops and phones. My son also got me a 30" solar panel and it work great to recharge the Yeti. We also got to accessories so we can jump a car if needed. We love our Goal Zero products! Sincerely, Tim Heisler Arizona & Colorado!

     
    5.0

    Light up in a black out!

    By Mom of 5

    from Vancouver, WA, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    This already comes in handy at home when the wind knocks the local power out! I get to keep some basics charged and running while others are dark!

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Awesome product!

    By zprater1

    from Michigan, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I couldn't be happier with my purchase, this thing will charge my Macbook and camera gear when I'm out camping. I purchased this with the escape 30 to be my charging unit when I'm not close to power outlets. Thanks guys!

     
    5.0

    Yeti 400

    By Samogram

    from Santa Fe, NM, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    Tough and well designed. Also bought the Torch 250. Bring on the power outage! Looks like Yeti has me covered. Also got some of their Solar Panels. You just aren't a New Mexican unless you have some solar panels!

     
    5.0

    A Must Have

    By Chickie

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    I do Craft Fairs and this Little Gem is a Life saver for Me it charges my Cell Phone, Tablet, and Runs my Lights and Fan and can do so much more, i have a Trailer that I use it with also!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By Monkeygirl

    from Kansas, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator:

    This was a gift from my husband as emergency power backup for my CPAP machine. I plugged it in to get a full charge, then tried it out. Wonderful!!! It will run my brand of CPAP and humidifier for almost 8 hours. What a relief to know it is available if needed.

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