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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

Item # 797631
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Key Features

  • Generates power silently

  • Perfect for your house, cabin, or tent

  • Roll cart eliminates tripping over extension cords

  • Multiple charging ports

  • Easy to use and monitor performance


Our Price   $1,799.95

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  • Please note: This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
  • Additional discounts do not apply.
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Product Description
Crank out big power silently with the Yeti 1250 solar generator. Because power is generated silently and cleanly from the sun or the wall, you can operate this Yeti inside the house, cabin, or tent. The cart makes it easy to move the generator closer to appliances and use shorter extension cords, minimizing power loss and tripping hazards.

Features:
• Backup critical appliances - refrigerators, freezers, and home health care equipment
• Silent power generation
• Safe to operate indoors with no fumes or fuel to store
• Rated for continuous duty
• Easy to use and monitor performance
• Multiple ports - DC, USB, and AC to power all your devices
• Shelf Life: Charge every 3-4 months
• Chainable: Yeti 1250's and other 12V AGM batteries
• Weight: 103 lbs.
• Dimensions: 16" x 11.5" x 14.5"
• Warranty: 6 Months
• Certifications: FCC, CE, and CSA

What's Included:
• 1 x Yeti 1250 Solar Generator
• 2 x Boulder 15 Solar Panel
• 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

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

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    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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.

Reviewed by 103 customers

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5.0

Yeti 1250 rocks!

By Espy

from Orem, UT

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

One Sunday afternoon my power went out. I was able to still cook my crockpot dinner AND power my fridge! Saved my dinner and my stuff in my fridge ! This thing is great to have for short or long power outages with my 4 boulder solar panels

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Camping

By ang

from Elizabethtown, KY

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

For silent electrical generation for a C-PAP it can't be beat. My spouse could not have gone camping for three nights without the C-Pap so the Yeti kit allowed us to camp. This was also the first time we could use an electric fan in the tent, which added great air circulation and eliminated condensation. Having a way to charge the cell phones in the field was a piece of mind for safety. I was also able to keep the battery charged to the DSLR digital camera for the photo expedition.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yeti 1250 Absolutely Dependable

By Cabinator

from Orem, UT

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

We use our Yeti 1250 as a power source for our small cabin. It runs a water pump, lights, and small appliances. We also use it to recharge phones, ipads, and ipods. It is quiet, safe, totally dependable, and easy to use. Without recharging, it will easily last a whole weekend. When we stay longer, we just hook up the solar panels for continuous input. A much nicer option than our gas generator. It is small enough to pack up and just take with us wherever we go.

(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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased

By Morningstar

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

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.

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