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GOAL ZERO
Yeti 1250 Solar Generator

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Model # 15002520 | Mfg # 31901

Product Description

The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 is powerful enough to back-up critical appliances - refrigerators and freezers - as well as home health care equipment - heart monitors, oxygen & CPAP machines.

Charge your Goal Zero Yeti 1250 in silence using the free and clean energy of the sun. You can also charge it from the wall. Either way, there are no worries of toxic fumes or the transportation and storage of flammable fuel.

Multiple ports -DC, USB, and AC - make it easy to power all your devices. Activate the ports with one master switch and let everyone in the family help themselves.

Because power is generated silently and cleanly from the sun or the wall, you can operate your Goal Zero Yeti inside the house, cabin, or tent. Our cart makes it easy to move the generator closer to appliances and use shorter extension cords, minimizing power loss and tripping hazards.

What's in the Box:

  • 1 x Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator
  • 1 x Roll Cart

Technical Specs:

USAGE

  • Charges the following: Approx. Charge Time:
    AC Wall Charger (80W) Included 16-20 hours
    Goal Zero Boulder 30 x 2, not included 20-24 hours
    Car Charger (30W), not included 40+ hours

INPUTS

  • 2 x 8mm Charge Ports 16-20V, 10A max
  • Power Pole Charging Port 16-48V, 20A max
  • (240W max total input between both 8mm and power pole connection.)

Outputs

  • 3 x AC standard US outlets 110V AC 60Hz pure-sine wave, 1200W max total continuous, 1500W max short-duration
  • Female 12V port 11-14V, 10A max (120@), unregulated
  • 2 x 6mm 12V ports 11-14V, 6A max each (72W), unregulated
  • 12V Power Pole port 12-14V, 30A max (360W), unregulated
  • 3 x USB ports 5V, 1.5A mx (7.5W) each, regulated

Internal

  • Battery Type Lead-acid (AGM)
  • Battery Capacity 1250Wh (12V, 100Ah)
  • Battery voltage range 11-14.8V
  • Life Span Hundreds of cycles
  • Fuse 200A (4x50A fuses in parallel)
  • Inverter 1200W pure-sine wave inverter
  • Charge Controller 20A MPPT

General

  • Shelf Life Charge every 3-4 months
  • Chainable Goal Zero Yeti 1250's and other 12V AGM batteries
  • Weight 103 lbs
  • Dimensions 16 x 11.5 x 14.5 in (410 x 305 x 370 cm)
  • Warranty 12 mos (6 mos on battery)
  • Certifications FCC, CE
  • Operating useage Temp. 20-105 F (6-40 C)
  • Optimal storage temp. 70 F (21 C)
  • 6mm Tool Included

 

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (10)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Long lasting (9)
  • Fast charge (8)
  • Good value (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable electronics (9)
  • Having around the house (8)
  • Emergency equipment (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • High-end equipment (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

YETI + a 250 watt solar panel = LOVE!!!

We have the Yeti 1250 hooked up to a single 250 watt solar panel that is mounted in the back yard. We opted to go this route after realizing how many 30 watt panel...Read complete review

We have the Yeti 1250 hooked up to a single 250 watt solar panel that is mounted in the back yard. We opted to go this route after realizing how many 30 watt panel we would need. Plus we are using it for our home business, and wanted something more permanent. We pull in up to 238 watts with mid-day sun, which allows us to completely run a small fridge continually (uses @140 watts when engaged in the cooling process). During sunny days our power level stays above 80% and is often at full charge. Allowing us to still have a fully charged back up power source for when the electricity goes out. To increase our storage capacity Goal Zero sent us a free chainable cable to connect a deep cycle marine battery to doubling our stored watts. We LOVE IT!!! Definitely love the large panel too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Goal Zero Yeti is a no go

Bought this product 2 years ago, just kept it on charge at the house in case of emergency, one day it quit charging, contacted the factory and spoke with their people, who seem...Read complete review

Bought this product 2 years ago, just kept it on charge at the house in case of emergency, one day it quit charging, contacted the factory and spoke with their people, who seem to know less than me about it; which wasn't much.

As far as I can tell there is no reset button, their only advice was to take it down to where I could diconnect the jumper like cables to the battery, did that with no success. This thing is as dead as a doornail with no hope of resurrection.

I feel like when I contact their service department it is like talking to some middle school students on a day outing from class.

Your on your own if you buy one of these.

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1.0

Misguided, let down, and frustrated

By Kristine

from Olympia, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

My husband and I were led to believe that we would be able to live in our off grid house of 160 sq ft using the Yeti 1250 and 6 Boulder 30's. This is not true. We had problems from the beginning. 1. All our solar panels were defective, 6 30's would bring in 20-30 watts at full sun , great angles. Replace, thank you. 2. Second set did nothing t work to the best capacity. 3. Yeti at best could run one lamp at night and charge a laptop and two cell phones. tops! In the summer. In the winter, like now, all we get is about an hour of a 6watt led light strand. Nothing else. It dies. 4. Our wall charging cable stopped working. 5. Our battery says full, 100%, in the daytime and at night drops to above said conditions. 6. We paid how much for this? 7. I would love to have a working system, but would never buy and have deterred friends from this company. We have felt so ripped off.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Out of this World!

By Jlowry9

from Johnstown, PA

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

I bought this product for my camper, and it far exceeds my expectations. Runs everything and more. Stay up all night, and it charges back in the day. 5 stars!

 
5.0

Perfect for camping and emergencies

By Aaronjguest

from Detroit, MI, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

I bought my Yeti 1250 for a number of reasons. Where I live my power tends to go out often. With a home made cord I have, I can use my yeti to power my house, also when camping, it's great to charge laptops, phones, and other electronics. Even for lamps and fans. I highly recommend this product.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not as strong as I thought

By Christy

from South Pasadena, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

When I read about this product it said I could run my refrigerator off it. So I purchased it since we were having a lot of power outages. I used it and it lasted 30 minutes. Then the battery wouldn't charge us all the way after that. Now it says small refrigerator. Would have been helpful before I purchased it.

 
3.0

Yeti 1250

By R jared

from Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

Pros: great idea , good for power when no electricity , can be charged by solar , quiet , possible gas gen replacement Cons: very heavy, watts meter does not register until over 50 watts , something not disclosed on any literature about the product , we actually thought it was broken until cust service told us

 
5.0

Perfect Addition to My Boat

By MikeS

from Olympia, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

We live aboard a sailboat. When out, I needed a way to run our 110 V refrigerator when away from shore power. The Yeti 1250 plus solar panels has been the answer. Because of the curved surfaces, I purchased two relatively inexpensive Renogy 100 W flexible solar panels and wired them to the AP input of the Yeti 1250. The system works great, keeps the refrigerator going on extended trips away from the marina. In this application, the Yeti 1250 is functioning as an extra "house-bank" battery/controller. The Yeti 1250 works as advertised. It is a great product!

 
5.0

Cheap NO, Worth it YES

By Edward3136

from Orange, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

I was reluctant to spend the money on this thing, but have purchased many other Goal Zero products and have been extremely satisfied with every one of them, so I took the plunge. I use the Yeti for power outages which usually don't last long where I live. I am able to light the entire house with LED work lights and also run small appliances without any issues at all. I do not include the refrigerator or freezer because they are just too much of a draw. I have a regular gas generator if it comes to that, but I don't want to fire up the generator every time the lights blink out for an hour or two. The awesome thing about the Yeti is that there is no gas, fumes or noise to worry about, so for a short power outage it's perfect. I also use the Yeti when I go camping in my car. The Yeti performs like a champ and again without gas, fumes or noise, so I'm able to keep it inside the car and don't have to run a generator outside or find a place to plug in. I can charge all of my gadgets, laptop and run small appliances without any trouble. This is much better than running these things off of the car battery and perhaps finding out in the morning that the car won't start. On a short overnight trip, I don't even bother bringing the solar panels because the capacity is enough to just change it when I get home. After doing much research on these kinds of devices, I have discovered that some people are put off by the price and say that you can build something like it for a fraction of the cost. If you're an electrical engineer that might be a great option, but I'm a simple guy and don't have that kind of expertise. Others claim that you can buy some other product that's "just as good" for a fraction of the price. BEWARE and read some of the rest of the reviews for those products. They are not the same quality as the Goal Zero products. I base that statement on my own experience with many Goal Zero products not just the Yeti. Spending a little extra gives me ease of use, quality and reliability that I have come to love. Charge it, use it, enjoy it, and repeat.

 
5.0

excellent products

By wongjowo

from Portland, OR, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

I bought this in December 2014, just in time in Jan 2015 our area got hit by high wind and my house list power, took out Yeti 1250 from the box and plugged in my fridge and some led lights, the Yeti ran for six hours straight from box, I am glad I bought this product

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for remote cabin

By TerrpnMtn1

from Big Island, VA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

Bought the 1250 about 18 months ago for power source in remote cabin (off the grid). Permanently installed 4 30 watt Boulder panels. Use for lighting (8 DC from Goalzero), electronics, power tools and small refrigerator. Works great for weekend use. We are extremely pleased.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There is nothing like this on the market!!!

By AFEli

from Utah, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator:

Buying the Yeti 1250 is probably the best emergency investment I have ever made. I live in an area where the power goes out often for a few hours at a time. I have my Yeti plugged in right next to my fridge. As soon as the power goes out I plug it right in and never have to worry. We have never lost any food because of a power outage and it's all thanks to the Yeti 1250. We have also taken it on our longer camping trips. We have 4 boulder 30's solar panels with the tripod. It's always nice to have power when out in the wilderness. We light up the camp with the LED lights, charge our phones at night, and keep our iPod's, iPad's, and laptops all charged so we can listen to music, watch movies, and the kids can play games for part of the trip. This is what we call camping with style.

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