Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart

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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 2 Boulder 30 solar panels (sold separately) 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 and rolling cart
  • 30-day manufacturer's money-back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty (6 months on battery)

Specifications



  • Charges From: AC wall charger (included, 16-20 hrs); Boulder 30 x 2 solar panels (sold separately, 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

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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

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)

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3.0

our first test of Yeti 1250

By Ron Blood

from Wash State

About Me Value Oriented

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

        received the 1250 yesteray, was fully chared, i hooked it up to shore power (wall 110) and was topping off at 45 watts , let it top then
        1st TEST.. hooked it up to a 800 watt room heater at 19:33 PST, Display showed instant drain down to 670 watt the heater stared heating, the blower blowing
        and at 20:03 the heater shut down, with 10 percent power bar shwoing on the 1250, (which is now being charged by shore power today
        So 1st test, runs a Amash 800 watt heater for 30 min.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Goal Zero Yeti is a no go

        By A regular Joe

        from Bellingham, WA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

              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.

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

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Generator - Use it as a UPS

              By aprwx

              from Minnesota

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Having Around The House
                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                I love this product. I have a unique use for it in a server computer environment. I wanted to use it as backup power for 4 home-built server machines. The Yeti 1250 has a pure sine wave invertor which is 'better' than the modified sine wave used in UPSs for sensitive electronics. Those little consumer grade Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) only give you a couple minutes of power. But with the Yeti Goal Zero 1250, I can have all 4 machines running for an additional 1 hour. I average around 960 watt draw between the 4 servers, along with some more draw from a switch, modem and router -- and tested it letting it run down... it was 61 minutes before it powered off.

                Because the power supply in the Yeti is only like 77 watts, you can't plug directly into the Yeti and expect it to operate as a UPS directly. If I'm drawing 1000 watts, yes the Yeti is capable of handling that, but can only draw 77 watts from your house AC, the rest is coming from the battery. Thus, it wouldn't be infinite power.

                To resolve this issue, I bought a Tripp Lite Switched PDU. This is a little power strip looking device that has 2 incoming AC plugs on the back. The primary goes into your house AC, and the secondary plugs into the Yeti. The Yeti of course plugs into your house AC to keep the battery topped off, or to solar panels or even wind generators.

                The Tripp Lite will instantly trip over to the secondary power (Yeti 1250) if there is a blackout. The Yeti instantly kicks in.

                As an added level of security, I have 3 CyberPower UPSs in between the Tripp Lite Switched PDU and the server computers. These help to guard against power fluctuations during the nearly instant transfer from AC to Yeti power.

                Also, once the Yeti completely does run out of power (after 61 minutes), then these little CyberPower UPSs can give you another 3-5 minutes but more importantly, shut down the computers and send out email notifications/text notifications just prior to shutting down the computers [safely].

                Where I live, a typical power outage is a blown transformer, and they can usually get the power back up in just under 1 hour. So this setup, thanks to the Yeti 1250, should in theory keep me going 24/7 through most blackouts. Once the power is restored, the Tripp Lite Switched PDU automatically detects AC Grid power, and goes back to primary power, and the Yeti no longer is being used and instantly begins to recharge itself.

                The Yeti is extremely well made, and although people complain about the cost and ability to build your own similar generator for cheaper, I'm of the train of thought that you get what you pay for, and I like the idea and convenience of just paying for quality -- and I think that's what I've got with the Goal Zero Yeti 1250.

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

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Product.

                By Emanuel A

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Long Lasting
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Travel

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                Doesn't allow the connection of other panels with different voltages. Had to purchase the power connectors from another site. A should at least bring 2 pair. Allow multiple ports for charging at the same time. From 24v panels and 12v.

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

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                i love it

                By new york power play

                from bellport ny

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Inconsistent Performance

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                Hello all , I have been using my two yeti to power my Lte in rv now for 6 months now and I love it .... Its all plug play works great

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love my Yeti

                By Jeremy

                from West Palm Beach

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Lacks Power
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • Short Life

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Having Around The House
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                Where I live we tend to loose power frequently and it works perfect

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

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A reliable workhorse

                By bob

                from NW Colorado

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Holds A Strong Charge
                • Long Lasting
                • Powerful
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Expensive But Convenient
                • Panels Are Hard To Place
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • very heavy

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment
                • On A Boat To Run Refer
                • Portable Electronics
                • Run Small Tools Off-grid

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                You can build one yourself, if you know how, but I have never seen that in a small and compact package, with all the "extras". For the person who wants a "plug and play" device, this is it!

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                PORTABLE

                By FOOTTRIP

                from ENFIELD CT

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • No Fossil Fuel Good For E
                • Powerful
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • No Extended Cable Include

                Best Uses

                • Elactricity For Devices
                • Emergency Equipment
                • Having Around The House
                • High-End Equipment
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                RECHARGEING , TRAVEL ,CAMPING ,

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

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Like a charm

                By Isjoe

                from Flatlands of Texas

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Powerful
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Charges slowly

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                I bought this to serve as emergency power for our office. I took it to Boy Scout camp to run a room size swamp cooler for my tent. Temps approached 110 during the day and I was l was looking for some relief.

                The swamp cooler pulled about 160 watts and
                the best I could get from four Boulder 30 panels was about 65 watts. That said we were able to balance our charging with our use for six days but we did finally run the battery down. We were charging as many as six phones at a time as well as maintaining dewalt power tool batteries.

                I was impressed with the attention to detail and quality on little things like the Boulder 30 carrying g cases and the Velcro wire ties. The tripod with four boulder 30 panels performed flawlessly in fairly high winds(40mph). I did use stakes through the holes on the bottom of the feet to add stability.

                Overall I was pleased with the performance and ease of use. The boulder clips were a little frustrating and time consuming, the invertor a bit heavy, and the whole thing a bit pricey, but overall I am happy with my purchase.

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

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Radio Remotes

                By KFSR

                from Fresno, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Long Lasting
                • Powerful
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Having Around The House
                  • Portable Electronics

                  Comments about Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator w/ Roll Cart:

                  I am a station manager of a radio station. We have to go every where and most of the time there is no power. I bought this just for that. We have been at 4 remotes this season and the Yeti has worked like a charm.. Running a sound system for 8 hours didn't even put a dent in the battery. For kicks I plugged in the panels to charge it up and with two it took less then 2 hours. This is my radio stations new portable best friend. Thank you Goal Zero.

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

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