Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

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The Goal Zero® Yeti 1250 is a gas-free generator that gets the job done, indoors or out. It charges from the included Boulder 30 solar panels in 20 hours (or from the wall in 15 hours) and stores enough power to run your refrigerator for 24 hours in the event of an outage. Multiple ports let you plug in any USB, 12 V, and AC powered device, and because there are no fumes, it's safe to operate inside your house, cabin, or tent.

Features



  • Provides backup power for appliances and critical home health care equipment
  • Silent power generation
  • Safe to operate indoors
  • Rated for continuous duty
  • Charges from the sun or wall
  • Chain multiple solar panels together for faster recharging
  • Includes Yeti 1250 generator, 2 Boulder 30 solar panels, carrying case for panels, rolling cart for generator
  • 30-day manufacturer's money-back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty (6 months on battery)

Yeti 1250 Specifications



  • Charges From: AC wall charger (included, 16-20 hrs); Boulder 30 x 2 solar panels (included, 20-24 hrs); 30 W car charger (sold separately, 40+ hrs)
  • Input: 2 x 8.0 mm charging ports; 16-20 V, 10 A max
  • Input: Power Pole charging port; 16-48 V, 20 A max (240 W between all 3 ports)
  • Output: 3 standard US AC outlets; 110 V AC, 60 Hz pure-sine wave (1200 W max total continuous, 1500 W max short duration)
  • Output: Female 12 V port; 11-14 V, 10 A max (120 W), unregulated
  • Output: 2 x 12 V port (6.0 mm); 11-14 V, 6 A max each (72 W), unregulated
  • Output: 12 V Power Pole port; 12-14 V, 30 A max (360 W), unregulated
  • Output: 3 USB ports; 5 V, 1.5 A max (7.5 W) each, regulated
  • Battery: Lead-acid (AGM); 11-14.8 V
  • Battery Capacity: 1250 Wh (12 V, 100 Ah)
  • Fuse: 200 A (4 x 50 A fuses in parallel)
  • Inverter: 1200 W pure-sine wave
  • Charge Controller: 20 A MPPT
  • Shelf Life: Charge every 3-4 months
  • Chainable: Yeti 1250 and other 12 V AGM batteries
  • Certifications: FCC and CE
  • Operating Temperature: 20-105°F
  • Optimal Storage Temperature: 70°F
  • Dimensions: L 16" x W 11.5" x H 14.5"
  • Weight: 103 lbs

Boulder 30 Specifications



  • Charges: Yeti 1250 generator (20-24 hrs with 2 panels)
  • Solar Panel: Mono-crystalline; 30 W
  • Open-Circuit Voltage: 18-20 V
  • Converting Efficiency: 17-18%
  • Output: 12 V charging port (8 mm); 14-16 V, 2.0 A max (30 W), not regulated
  • Certifications: FCC and CE
  • Optimal Operating Temperature: 32-104°F
  • Dimensions: W 21" x H 18" x D 1"
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs

Product Reviews

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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit
 
4.2

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

89%

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)

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3.0

Yeti 1250

By Off Grid

from Utah, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

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.

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5.0

Excellent House and Outdoor Companion

By Eric_Cintron

from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

I use it for everything on my house when an outage comes. Specially for my apnea sleeping machine. Very silence and realiable.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Still powers the camper

By Eck

from Australia

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Powerful
  • Quiet Easy To Use
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

  • Charges slowly
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • very heavy

Best Uses

  • Campingcaravaning
  • Travel

Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

The Yeti has been the power source in my camper trailer for over a year now. It powers the Satellite TV, fan, small fridge/freezer, lights, electronic insect killer, 12v shower, battery charger & recharges phones & laptop. If I am particularly careful with managing my power consumption I can even use the small twin tub washing machine.
The Yeti is permanently located on the drawbar of the camper inside a purpose built checker plate box. Here it is easy to access, protected, dry and theft proof (unless someone steals the whole camper). The weight of the unit is no longer an issue as I rarely have to move it.
At first I used 2 Boulder 30 panels to charge the unit. It wasn't long before I realised that these 2 panels were NOT going to do the job of keeping the Yeti charged. Their input was far below my power requirements. After a few minor modifications, I can now connect a 120w panel, and a 100w panel simultaneously. It is also possible to connect the 2 Boulder 30 panels at the same time although this gets very close to the maximum input that the unit can handle.
Some National Parks, State Forests and camping grounds do not permit the use of generators. With the Yeti, I can go where ever I like as there is no noise or pollution to disturb others. I do however carry a petrol generator as a backup. After a week of rain it really does not matter how many solar panels you have. No sun, no power.
My last trip tested the durability of the Yeti. It survived some of the harshest conditions in the Australian outback. Heat, dust and rough dirt roads. The trip lasted just over 2 months and covered 10,000 kilometres. At the end of each days travel, all I had to do was push the "on" button and I had power available.
I bought the Yeti specifically to power my camper. With the help of extra solar panels, it has done the job well.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Out of the box, works perfect.

By Grow Box

from San Luis obispo

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Charges Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergency Equipment
    • Off Grid Greenhouse

    Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

    I am going to use a base for off the grid greenhouse.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Workhorse!

    By jlowry999

    from Johnstown, Pa.

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Powerful
    • Reliable Performance
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup For My Airstream
      • Emergency Equipment
      • Having Around The House
      • High-End Equipment
      • Portable Electronics
      • Travel

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      I bought this to use in my Airstream trailer, but found out it can also power many different tools, lights, and can do all this safely without stored fuels.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      so far so good

      By Boonrawd

      from Lorton, VA

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      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.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      After 1 year

      By SL

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Quiet Operation
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Charges slowly
      • Inconsistent Performance
      • Lacks Power
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Off Grid Cabin

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      I purchased this product a year ago from a major camping supply store. Installation is easy. Put up solar panels and connect. The first time I used the Yeti it was to power a circular saw and I blew out the Yeti. It required a new battery. Lesson learned is that it can not handle large amperage loads. No go on power tools.

      Customer service was great. They shipped a new battery and the Yeti was back in service.

      This is what I have found using the Yeti on my off grid cabin over the last year. First, we needed to buy a generator to run power tools since the Yeti can't. Second, the Yeti solar panels are disappointing. In full sun, at the right angle, in summer they can pull 15watts, but no more. That means in the winter, with short days and clouds it may take a week to charge the Yeti. Third, they Yeti discharges faster than expected. We run a propane wall heater with a blower on it. After running the blower on and off for two days, the Yeti is about 60% discharged. This is with nothing else plugged in. Fourth, I like the fact that it is quiet, can be operated indoors and you don't have to worry about starting it or having it freeze.

      So would I buy this again? When we bought this there were no other products like this on the market. I would buy this or something like this again. I like the fact that it is quiet and charges our laptops and phones and powers a set of LED string X-mas lights. I don't like the fact that it really can't do much more than what your 12v car charger would do and I don't like the fact that if you try doing more with it you instantely drain the battery. Finally, they show it as portable. It is not and the wheels on it are useless. It's a good idea, I would buy again even understanding the caveats.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      After 1 year

      By SL

      from New Hampshire

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      I purchased this product a year ago from a major camping supply store. Installation is easy. Put up solar panels and connect. The first time I used the Yeti it was to power a circular saw and I blew out the Yeti. It required a new battery. Lesson learned is that it can not handle large amperage loads. No go on power tools. Customer service was great. They shipped a new battery and the Yeti was back in service. This is what I have found using the Yeti on my off grid cabin over the last year. First, we needed to buy a generator to run power tools since the Yeti can't. Second, the Yeti solar panels are disappointing. In full sun, at the right angle, in summer they can pull 15watts, but no more. That means in the winter, with short days and clouds it may take a week to charge the Yeti. Third, they Yeti discharges faster than expected. We run a propane wall heater with a blower on it. After running the blower on and off for two days, the Yeti is about 60% discharged. This is with nothing else plugged in. Fourth, I like the fact that it is quiet, can be operated indoors and you don't have to worry about starting it or having it freeze. So would I buy this again? When we bought this there were no other products like this on the market. I would buy this or something like this again. I like the fact that it is quiet and charges our laptops and phones and powers a set of LED string X-mas lights. I don't like the fact that it really can't do much more than what your 12v car charger would do and I don't like the fact that if you try doing more with it you instantely drain the battery. Finally, they show it as portable. It is not and the wheels on it are useless. It's a good idea, I would buy again even understanding the caveats.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By bloodyrich

      from brooklyn ny

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Emergency Equipment

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      I purchased that 'solar generator' online, and the yeto1250 is so much better. The other one costs a little more, but had smaller batteries, they were gel cell while yeti has AGM. I ripped out the batteries on the old one when they died & got agms. i had to cut a hole in side and run cord! Now, i also got the charge controlelr to connect the boulder panels to regular agm batteries, as backup. I list the only con as pricey- because the one I built has similar specs for 1/2 as much- but i had to build it, and it isn't as simple plug-and-play as the yeti. In the homemade one, the charge controller is separate from the inverter, i had to wire 12V... etc. So either build one or buy the yeti 1250!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Gear

      By Jim

      from Reseda Ca.

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Modular Rugged Easy T
      • Powerful
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • A bit pricey

      Best Uses

      • Emergency Equipment

      Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit:

      I have this as a silent back up power system, We ran a test for 36 hours running our old 25 Cu/ft Fridge and still had 40% power,One week Later During a real power outage , We Ran the fridge , Our cordless phones, Our internet Hub ,A Computer , And 2 Light a Life's ,And after 8 hours (With no panels hooked up) Still had Better than 70% Power, This rig works Great !

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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