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Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator


Why We Like The Yeti 150 Solar Generator

The Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator is a savior in a small, portable package. This mini-powerhouse saves the day during an outage or saves our outdoor camping party from being a total bore. Wherever we need power, this baby brings it. With USB, 12V, and AC connections, we have plentiful options for use. We juice up our laptop, tablet, camera, or phone for lights, music, and entertainment, or if we just need to see just what it is we're making for dinner.

  • Solar generator for use with USB, 12V, and AC powered devices
  • Power up tablets, laptop, lights, camera, TV, and more
  • Pop-up handle for convenient portability
  • Indicator light lets you check the charge at a glance
  • Display backlight makes it easy to see in the dark
  • Chainable design increases versatility
  • Item #GZR000D

Battery Type
lead-acid (AGM)
12V, 14Ah (168Wh)
Charge Time
[wall charger] 6 hours, [car charger] 8 hours, [Nomad 13 solar] 26-52 hours, [Nomad 27 solar] 13-26 hours, [Boulder 15 solar] 22-44 hours
[8mm charging port] 14-29V, up to 5A (60W)
[AC outlet] 110V, 0.7A (80W), [6mm port] 12V, up to 10A (120W), [USB] 5V, up to 2.1A (10W)
7.75 x 5.75 x 6.75 in
Claimed Weight
12 lb
Recommended Use
camping, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
6 months

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65


Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 1

Defective out of the box

The unit was beeping when the UPS driver dropped it off and the box looked like it had been opened ... the manual says the beeping means the battery is discharged and to plug it in immediately. Unfortunately, it seems the battery was damaged because it will not charge. I cannot exchange it because they are out of stock. The Gearhead was awesome in helping me return it for a refund!

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

This should be the first thing you pack in your car when you head out on the road for any amount of time. It has made such a difference on my road trips and i can't imagine not having one. WHICH IS WHY...... i must tell you...... the disclaimer saying that this battery must stay charged or if you hear it beeping to charge it immediately. IS NOT LYING. if you let this battery die all the way and let it chirp..... you will cry because your battery is officially dead. Sometimes you can try and do the restart by disconnecting and connecting the battery cables. but unfortunately that didn't work for me. and i had to buy a new one. it will not be covered under warranty if that happens. so be warned. BUT that being said. i bought a new one happily because of how awesome it is. I can get multiple camera charges, phone charges, you name it. over a multi day trip no problem.

>Rating: 5

HUGE Fan of this GoalZero Product!

I've put it through the wringer

It's simple, it's small, holds a charge forever and powers everything I need in my van. Perfect with boulder solar panels for long adventures out. Love it with my lanterns and Goalzero lights. I suppose no one would complain about a couple more USB ports but two tend to do the trick. Might not be the lightest product on the market, but I feel like it's built to last, and that's important to me when I'm spending a few hundred dollars on an item. I dig it and would totally recommend it. -@tj_skis

>Rating: 5

Portable juice for all electronics

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

The Goal Zero Yeti 150 is amazing. It's great to have while car camping. You can plug in a coffee grinder, charge your phone, charge a headlamp in case it dies and even plug in a little fan if it's hot! It's even convenient to have in the house in case you lose power! I'm not sure I would recommend taking this on a backpacking trip/hike as the thing weighs quite a few pounds but it's definitely nice to have for car camping.

Is it quite?

Is it quite?

Hi Stuart- Yes, it is. It doesn't make a sound!

>Rating: 5

Does exactly what it needs to do

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this as a simple charging unit for my GoPros and phones when I'm dry camping or nowhere near where I'll be able to get a quick charge on any of those devices. Charging time doesn't seem to be any different from a wall socket and it handles having things plugged into both USB ports and the AC outlet very well. Small form factor, very packable, and weighs in right at 12lbs on my scale.

>Rating: 5

The power bank for my rolling Ritz

I've used it several times

Picked this up to store power from a solar panel mounted to my Thule storage bin on the roof. Ran the cabling into the bin itself so that this battery can collect power while we're out on day excursions. Works perfect for getting back to camp at night and powering all our phones, cameras and lights.


What solar panel is that? Did the generator come with those cables?

@Laura - Here's a post with the parts. A cable converter needed to be ordered separate as well -


Friggen Awesome

You could run your TV to watch the eagles, the phillies fuhgetaboutit. Go get some hoagies and yuengling lagers.


The details on this product don't indicate it comes with a solar panel or not, yet the title says it's a "Solar" generator. Does it come with a solar panel? Or do you have to buy separately?


Can this run a cpap?

A CPAP draws 2.5 amps would need 20 amp-hours in 8 hours. Therefore, the battery should be at least 35-40 ampere hours to support one night of sleep. This Goal Zero 150 gives about double that.


Is BC selling the latest version of the Yeti 150 (with 2 USB ports)? This photo is of the previous generation. Thanks.

It is the current model with 2 USB ports and we did update the photo :)


Would it be able to power a small compressor?

No. At 110V, a small compressor will need around 10A of current, this only puts out 0.7. Check the specs on the specific compressor you're thinking of, but it's highly doubtful.


Will it power a CPAP machine?


Will the Yeti 400 power the light and small fridge in my camper?

The light will be no problem. As for the fridge, it depends how much power it draws (If it is under 300 watts the AC plug would do it for you). The power outputs below are for the Yeti 400: USB port: 5V, up to 2.1A (10W max), regulated 12V car port: 12V, up to 10A (120W max) AC inverter US: 110V, 2.6A (300W continuous, 600W surge max) 1.800.409.4502 ext 4790


I will be doing a farmer's market in a few weeks. Will this power a small freezer and a hot plate? I have dairy products that must remain frozen and the hot plate to keep the dipping chocolate melted.

Unfortunately, you've picked two products that have some of the highest power needs of any appliance. A small freezer will draw around 500W of power and a hot plate will use at least 600, so you're looking at at least 1100W of power. This battery pack tops out at 80W for 110V AC power, which is what those need. This product is intended more for charging phones and laptops than for heavy use. Unfortunately, it won't work for you.


Can it start an automobile engine?

No, it cannot. None of the Goal Zero Yeti generators are able to jump start an automobile.


Can this thing put out enough electricity to power a microwave? Also, what is the maximum amount of electricity it can put out?

It definitely can't. The maximum output of this machine at 110V, which is what a microwave needs, is 0.7A for a total power output of 80W. A microwave needs about 1000W to run. It's not a matter of capacity, it simply doesn't have the power.