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  • Kit includes 2 Boulder 30 solar panels to charge the Yeti 1250 in 40 - 80 hrs. using clean, free solar energy—or plug it in and charge it from the wall in 18 hrs.
  • Multiple ports including DC, USB and AC make it easy to power up a wide range of devices; activate the ports with a single master switch
  • Uses no gas and makes no noise or fumes, so you can use the Yeti 1250 solar generator indoors or out—wherever a source of power is needed
  • Included cart makes it easy to move the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 solar generator close to appliances, minimizing the need for long extension cords
  • Inputs include two 8mm charge ports (16 - 20 volts at 10A max/200 watts each and 1 power pole charging port (16 - 48 volts at 20A max/250 watts)
  • Outputs include 3 standard North American AC outlets, female 12 volt port, two 6mm 12 volt ports, 12 volt power-pole port and 3 USB ports
  • The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 solar generator kit includes protective fabric carrying cases for the solar panels


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Best Use Emergency Preparedness
Charge Time (hrs) AC: 18; 2 solar panels: 40 - 80
External Charge Wall, USB, Car
Battery Included Yes
Battery Type Lead-acid
Material(s) Plastic
Dimensions (battery)16 x 14.5 x 11.5 (Panel) 21 x 18 x 1 inches
Weight 110 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got one, then 4 friends did too. I bought this as an emergency backup for my refrigerator and other needed power. Tested it with my 25 cubic ft fridge with normal day time in and out. Full charge to 40% in 18 hours, with normal use. If I were being careful I'm sure it would have been over 24 hrs. I have 3 panels and like the Escape 30 panels better, but they require an adaptor and I don't get anywhere near 30 w from it. More like 17. Well made, very durable, but heavy. I have long cables for my panels because I can't carry the Yeti outside to charge, nor do I want it sitting in the sun all day. So the Yeti sits under a table at the door and I run a 30' extension out to the panels.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I've got the Yeti 1250 plus 8 Boulder 50 panels that we use to keep the 110 volt refrigerator running in our 5th wheel trailer while we are on the move. It will power the refrigerator for 18 to 20 hours without a problem. I am planning to expand the capacity with another battery soon as I would like to be able to run a few lights and other things as well as the refrigerator. The only problem I've had since I installed the system is the lack of reliable how-to information, but the questions I've had have been answered promptly by the support personnel. Eventually, I will probably get a second unit as well. Well worth the expense.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yeti 1250 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.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so far so good Using for backup for power outages. Neighbors have gas generators that let the world know what you have is available for stealing because they have to be used outside. Tried last night as test (just bought) and will run the fan on my wood stove for 15 hours or TV for 12. Will be doing test on fridge. Does charge slow but its winter and I have a bunch of trees blocking my sun access. Will be daisy chaining 2 batteries because can easily keep them charged. Charging my 1250 right now with 4 boulder 30s outside on a tripod and a 30 feet extension running through dryer vent in wall so yeti stays safely in the house.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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!
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works largely as advertised I purchased the yeti for emergency use, and I have not had the opportunity to fully test it during an actual outage. The unit arrived fully charged, and was relatively easy for one person to assemble on the cart (two people would be better). There were instructions on assembling the cart. Use of the yeti is also rather straight forward -- plug & play. In the direct winter sun of Pennsylvania, I was able to generate 30 watts total using the two included boulder panels -- I was hoping for more. I expect it will be higher later in the year. I plan to add a 100 watt panel via andersen power poles for a quicker recharge. There is a letter warning that running the battery too low will shorten it's useful life.
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept This product is well designed and serves a purpose for those that don't want to mess with setting up their own solar power system. The great thing about this system is that it's portable but not something that you're going to be carting around in the woods, etc. This is more for a base camp type of setup or for a home backup. I will say if you're willing to do some homework and learn about solar power that you can get a much cheaper system setup in your home, etc. You're paying for convenience here in this setup.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still learning my yeti 1250 Just got yeti on march 19 , plug in one panel which comes with it and at 4 Pm. in PA in give me 26 watts , today on march 23 two panels give me 42-46 watts with 41 degree outside not too bad at all , of cause on cloudy day it a lot less , first impression not bad at all . I want to add extra battery's to have longer run and use higher wattage appliances. Price wise : if I would build my own generator using same battery , same inverter with safety futures and all engineering and outputs I would spend close amount of money . So I'm leaning solar , will keep post more .
Date published: 2013-03-23
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Re hermit1's question about output. He wants to know what everyone else is wondering: how many watts does this unit produce?

Asked by: Lab lover
That is not correct.  The system's batteries store 1250 Watt-hours of energy. The system collects a maximum of 60 Watts when it is getting good sun. To determine if the system will meet your needs, you need to look at power consumption of the devices that you want to power. Keep in mind that you can draw no more than 200 amps of current before blowing the fuses.  This prevents you from running high current devices such as toasters, heaters, etc.
Answered by: Evan D
Date published: 2017-06-18

as far as i can tell you have neglected to list a single spec regarding power output,whats up rei,no one is buying a complete generator setup based on way more than enough for an ipod.telll me more

Asked by: hermit1
Outputs include 3 standard North American AC outlets, female 12 volt port, two 6mm 12 volt ports, 12 volt power-pole port and 3 USB ports.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20

Will this power a 1500 watt space heater? If so, for approximately how long?

Asked by: BMG1
This generator will not have enough juice to power your heater. The Yeti 1250 is capable of outputting 1250 watts.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-18

A previous question response states that this system can "store" 1,250 watts. You cannot store watts. Watt is a RATE of POWER delivery and not an AMOUNT of ENERGY. You can however store watt-hours, a unit of ENERGY. How many watt-hours storage???

Asked by: Kpatrick
The battery stores 1200Wh.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-26

I have acquired a small (300 sq ft, approx) cabin that I am going to use as an art studio. I have a laptop, speakers w/subwoofer (very small) and about 5 lights. I'm considering a solar power generator setup. Would this kit be sufficient for 6 to 8 hrs?

Asked by: whatyes
The Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit should be just fine for the needs that you described. To give a more accurate answer for the items that you are looking to power/charge, we would need to know more specifics about your items. Specifics such as how many watts each device consumes. Having said that, the Yeti 1250 can charge a laptop 20+ times. It can even power a refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Hello- Can the entire unit battery and panels be left outdoors for months? Or does the battery need to be undercover? How are the panels mounted in ground? Use is for outdoor meeting space.

Asked by: Young Designs
We do not recommend storing this outside. The generator is not waterproof or water resistant and should not be exposed to rain or snow. Additionally, it does not perform as efficiently when it is exposed to extreme cold or extreme heat. The panels do not include any mounting hardware, but you do have quite a bit of freedom to mount them however you would like.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-03

How many additional solar panels can be attached to the generator? By how much does each additional panel improve/speed-up charging?

Asked by: BenSSE

Will this generator survive and emp or would it need some protection?

Asked by: joelowery79
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