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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator

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Whether you need power while camping in a tent or trailer, or looking for a reliable emergency power supply, the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station helps you keep all your essential devices charged up and ready.

Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

Features:

  • 396Wh lead acid battery portable power station can power up to 7 devices at once (33Ah @ 12V)
  • Continuous 300W, 600W surge pure-sine wave inverter, 2.1A USB ports, 120W 12V ports
  • Charge phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, and most small devices. Backup power for small appliances, lights, and more
  • Recharges from AC, 12V or solar panels (sold separately). Gas-free generator alternative with no noise, no fumes, no maintenance
  • Chainable with other 33Ah lead acid batteries for longer runtimes
  • Designed and engineered by power station experts with a US-based customer service center

Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (72W): 5 Hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 13 Hours
  • Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel: 23-58 Hours
  • Boulder 50 Solar Panel: 13-32 Hours
  • Boulder 100 Solar Panel: 6.5-16 Hours
  • Nomad 100 Solar Panel: 6.5-16 Hours
  • Boulder 200 Solar Panel: 4-8 Hours (NOTE: Connecting the Yeti 400 to the Boulder 200 Briefcase requires an Anderson to 8mm Connector cable)

Ports:

  • USB port (output): 5V, up to 2.1A (10W max) regulated
  • 6mm port (output, 6mm, green, hexagon): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • 12V car port (output): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • AC inverter (output, 60Hz, pure sine wave): 110V, 2.6A (300W continuous, 600W surge max)
  • Power Pole Chaining Port: 12V, up to 33A (400W max)
  • Charging Port (input, 8mm, blue, circle): 14-29V, up to 10A (120W max)

Battery Details:

  • Cell Type: AGM Lead-Acid
  • Peak Capacity: 396Wh (12V, 33Ah)
  • Lifecycles: hundreds of cycles
  • Shelf-Life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
  • Fuses: none
  • Management System: Charging and low-battery protection built-in

General:

  • Chainable: Yes
  • Weight: 29 lbs (13.2 kg)
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 8 x 8 in (26 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
  • Operating Usage Temp: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty: 6 months
  • Product SKU: 23000

YETI 400 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Quiet, portable power at the push of a button. 400Wh, 33Ah (12V) Battery capacity.
  • Chainable and replaceable sealed lead-acid AGM battery weighing 29 lbs.
  • Numerous powering options including: two USB ports, two AC outlets and 12V output.

THREE WAYS TO CHARGE THE YETI 400:

  • Recharge from the sun by connecting a compatible solar panel. Charge time is dependent on the size of the solar panel. The Boulder 100 Briefcase will fully recharge the Yeti 400 in about 8-16 hours.
  • Plug it into the wall. Fully recharges in about 5 hours.
  • Recharge from your car 12V adapter in about 13 hours.

WHAT CAN THE YETI 400 POWER?:

  • The Yeti 400 is great for all your medium sized power needs or multiple smaller devices.
    • Smartphone 20+ Recharges
    • POV Camera 70+ Recharges
    • Headlamp 70+ Recharges
    • Tablet 10+ Recharges
    • Laptop 3-5 Recharges
    • Light-a-Life 130 Hours
    • Mini Fridge 7 Hours
    • 32 LCD TV 3 hours

Goal Zero

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OUR POWER PACKS CHARGE A WIDE RANGE OF DEVICES

To better help you understand your power needs we've divided our products into 3 categories. To see the individual products we offer in each of these categories click below.

COMPACT

Our Compact class of products are perfect for charging devices with low-power needs such as cell phones, mp3 players, headlamps, and more.

MID-SIZE

Our Mid-Size class of products are perfect for charging devices with low or medium power needs such as tablets, laptops, DSLR cameras and more.

HEAVY-DUTY

Our Heavy-Duty class of products are perfect for charging devices with low, medium, or high power devices such as TVs, small refrigerators, CPAP machines and more.

You can power devices directly from a solar panel, although for the most reliable experience we recommend storing power and charging your device from one of our Power Packs.

CAN MY DEVICE RUN DIRECTLY FROM A SOLAR PANEL?

MOST USB AND 12V DEVICES CAN CHARGE DIRECTLY FROM SOLAR PANELS, IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE GOOD ENOUGH.

Small USB devices like cameras of MP3 players require 1-2.5W of constant power to charge. Our panels can easily provide this amount of power even in sub-ideal conditions. Smartphones and tablets have a higher power requirement, ususally around 5W of constant power. A 7W rated solar panel will only produce 5W in perfect sun conditions, and because smartphone are quite picky about their power requirements, they can "give up" charging if there is ever an interruption in constant power - like when a cloud passes by overhead.

For the best experience, we recommend using a Goal Zero battery pack as a buffer, instead of charging directly from the sun, for the following reasons:

  • Heat and batteries are enemies. Precision electronics don't like heat either. When charging directly from solar, care should be taken to keep the device with the battery in the shade. The shade of the angled panel is a good option. Do not store devices next to the panels when charging. The heat will lower the life of the battery.
  • Weather uncertainty. Your phone may not be weather durable. Keep it protected.
  • If clouds pass by or weather changes, the charging can become interrupted. Phones will often reject the charge in cases like these. This means your phone could be sitting out there and not charging. Batteries give you a constant charge no matter the weather conditions. GZ batteries charge well with solar regardless of the conditions - they never reject a charge opportunity.
  • You might not want to sit out in the heat of the sun, if you need to use your phone while it charges. Battery lets you move anywhere.
  • You use your phone during the day and charge at night. Solar doesn't work at night, but batteries work anytime.

Goal Zero's mission is to empower people because they believe in human potential. The potential to go farther and do more than you ever thought possible; the potential to provide a sustainable future for you and your family; the potential to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Frequenty Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE GOAL ZERO WARRANTY?

The warranty period for GOAL ZERO battery cells (whether purchased on a stand-alone basis or as part of another product) is 180 days. The warranty period for all other GOAL ZERO products and components is one (1) year. In each case, the warranty period is measured starting on the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser. The sales receipt from the first consumer purchase, or other reasonable documentary proof, is required in order to establish the start date of the warranty period. If you completed the online GOAL ZERO Product Registration Form within 30 days after purchasing your product, that registration can also establish the start date of the warranty period (but warranty coverage is not conditioned upon such registration).

WHAT DOES GOAL ZERO MEAN?

That's a hard one to answer - so much in two words! When there were five of us sitting around a table, dreaming about what we wanted our company culture and mission to be, we kept coming back to our roots of empowering people and taking a risk in a new industry. What came out of these discussions was our mission statements: ZERO apathy - we take risks, we're passionate about what we do and we are brave. ZERO boundaries - we don't take no for an answer. We find solutions and create products that people didn't even know that they needed. ZERO regrets - we work hard and we play hard. GOAL ZERO isn't just a company, it's a business created by people who live life to its fullest, with a shared vision inspired by the passion for adventure, respect for the planet and a humanitarian heart. We're a company that equips families and individuals seeking to improve the outdoor experience with the most innovative portable power products on the market. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on earth, we are working to continually deliver smart, innovative power solutions that will change the way you adventure.

DO THE NOMAD 7/ GUIDE 10 WORK WITH IPHONES AND SMART PHONES AND WHAT ARE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS?

Yes, the Guide 10 and Nomad 7 work with iPhones, although we've found that new generations of iPhone 4's can be fairly unruly. Some troubleshooting tips are:

  • Direct Sunlight: Make sure the panel is perpendicular to direct sunlight - clouds and windows dramatically affect the efficiency.
  • Warm-up: Place the open panel towards the sun and let it absorb some rays before plugging in your device, and try plugging and unplugging it a few times. Keep in mind that even a shadow or walking in front of the panel could cause the connection to be lost, so you have to work with it.
  • Unplug and reconnect
  • Patience: Sometimes the iPhone will say "device is not charging", but it really is and the battery meter is still going up, so by leaving it on for a substantial amount of time, you'll see an increase in the charge levels.
  • With the Guide 10, make sure the batteries are fully charged. We've found that sometimes AAA's or other brands of batteries that are lower in mAh often don't play well with the iPhone 4. The best idea though is to give the Guide 10 a fresh charge, then plug in your phone.

WHY ISN'T MY ESCAPE 150 (SCOUT 150 OR GOBE IN PREVIOUS LIVES) LCD SCREEN SCROLLING WHEN I PLUG IT INTO A POWER SOURCE?

If the power pack is already charged fully, the battery icon on the LCD screen will not scroll when it is plugged into a power source. The battery icon will show that it is fully charged. However, if the battery is plugged into a power source and it does not hold the charge and the battery icon on the LCD screen does not begin to scroll, there's a chance that your battery has died for lack of use. We recommend using and powering your Escape 150 power pack every 3-4 months so that it doesn't die.

WHY ISN'T THE BATTERY INDICATOR LIGHT ON MY GUIDE 10 GOING SOLID GREEN?

The blinking green and solid green indicators are actually very close in power capacity. It takes a longer time to top off a battery to the full capacity, kind of similar to filling the last few seats in a stadium. A stadium fills quickly until it reaches about 80% capacity. Then people have to start tiptoeing around each other, slowing finding two seats here, three seats there, and it takes a longer to fill the stadium to 100% capacity. We call this the stadium effect when it comes to charging the power packs.

HOW DURABLE ARE GOAL ZERO PRODUCTS?

I'll answer that question with a question: how durable is Chuck Norris? No, but seriously, our products are designed to be your hero. We've designed the panels and power packs to be rugged and weather resistant. Our products are sent around the world to be tested in a variety of temperatures, elevation and humidity levels. We really wanted to say that the solar panel is water-proof, since we've seen the panels work while they are under water. But since we can't guarantee that outcome 100% off the time, we say they are weather-resistant. The panels do fine in the elements, from rainy season in Congo to snowstorms in Everest. The panels can be scratched up, run over, left in the rain, and they'll still charge up your gear. The power packs are also water-resistant, but should not be submerged in water, in order to prevent rust in the junction box.

CAN THE NOMAD 7'S CHARGE UP ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE GUIDE 10 POWER PACK? ARE THE NOMAD 7'S CHAINABLE?

You can always charge your small electronics that are powered by USB or 12-volt (car adapter) directly into the Nomad 7. It's designed to charge up the Guide 10 power pack quickly, however, if you have a larger power pack like the Sherpa 50, the Nomad 7 can charge it with an additional cable, although we don't recommend it since there are more efficient panels that can do the job faster. In order to do this, you'll need the 4.7mm extension cable. Simply plug the 4.7mm extension cable into the 12V port on the Nomad 7, then connect the cable into the input port of the power pack. (Secret: The Nomad 7 can even charge non-Goal Zero batteries using the 4.7mm-to-alligator-clips adapter cord.)

As far as being chainable, the answer is yes and no. It is possible to chain the Nomad 7 to other GOAL ZERO panels with the 4.7mm extension cord. However, the Nomad 7 doesn't have an input port, like our other panels, so it can only be the 'caboose' in a chain of other GOAL ZERO panels.

WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN OF THE BATTERIES AND PANELS?

The Sherpa batteries have a life cycle of 2,000-3,000 cycles. The Escape 150 and the Extreme 350 both have 500-1000 cycles. The Nomad solar panels have a 5-8 year life span and the Boulders and Briefcase have a 20-year life span.

WHAT TYPES OF BATTERIES DOES GOAL ZERO MAKE?

The Guide 10 batteries are Nickel Metal Hydride. The Sherpa batteries are Lithium Iron Phosphate. The Escape and Extreme are Sealed Lead Acid batteries.

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