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    Quiet and classy for such a powerful beast.

    Whether camping in style and comfort or powering up during an outage, the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator is today's quiet, non-stinky answer to yesterday's smoky behemoth. This portable generator charges up via wall charger, car charger, or the Goal Zero Nomad 27 or Boulder 30 solar panels. Then it's ready to power up your laptop, TV, lights, cameras, smartphone, etc. And if you're powering up during an outage at your home, you won't get lightheaded from the fumes or a headache from the noise. Out at camp, you can prep dinner with some light, do a dance to real music, rather than your friend's bad guitar playing, and charge your phone for uploading pics of your killer campsite.

    A convenient pop-up handle makes this 30-pound generator easy to carry. And its compact size for such power means it won't overwhelm the room or camp area. Note: A 4.7-millimeter to 8-millimeter adapter is included. If you have an older Boulder 30 panel, call Goal Zero customer support for a free 8-millimeter adapter.

    • Use with USB, 12V, and AC powered devices
    • Power up tablets, laptop, lights, camera, TV, etc.
    • Refuels from wall in five hours
    • Refuels from car in 13 hours
    • Refuels from sun via Nomad 27 in 30-60 hours
    • Pop-up handle
    • Charges smartphone 30+ times
    • Charges laptop five+ times
    • Charges TV for three hours
    • Charges 12V light for 100+ hours
    • Charging indicator light
    • Display backlight
    • Chainable
    • Item #GZR000E

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    6 months
    Recommended Use
    camping, basecamp, emergency power
    Claimed Weight
    29 lb
    10.25 x 8 x 8 in
    [AC ports (2)] 110V, 2.6A (300W), [car port (1)] 12V, up to 10A (120W), [6mm ports (2)] 12V, up to 10A (120W), [USB ports (2)] 5V, up to 2.1A (10W)
    [8mm charging port] 14-29V, up to 10A (120W)
    Charge Time
    [AC wall charger] 13 hours, [2 x Boulder 30 solar panels] 10-20 hours
    12V, 33Ah (396Wh)
    Battery Type
    lead-acid (AGM)

    Tech Specs

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    Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This goal zero yeti generator is amazing. It charges up pretty quick. I use mine to charge my phone, laptop, camera etc. It is great to take with you on road trips or camping trips. Also the generator will hold its charge for quite awhile before you need to re-charge it.

    Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this battery for about a year now and it has come in handy quite a bit.

    I took it on a 6 week road trip where we didn't have access to electricity most of the time. I am so glad we had this with. We used it to charge phones, GoPros, portable speakers, and to light up our night time cribbage games. During that trip we only had to re-charge the bad boy twice. I plan on getting the solar panel for it soon, but even just charging it at rest stops here and there is fine. It charges up fairly quick.

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      Just got back from 2 weeks on the road with zero electrical support, besides this beast. All I can say is it worked flawlessly... All ports worked well, love seeing the input output numbers on the display and it's as quiet as can be. It charged numerous labtops, dslrs, GoPros, phones, speakers, GZ 250 lanterns, flashlights and was only drained to 40 percent of the entire trip. I did run my small Nomad 20 solar pannel as much as I could usually bringing in about 13 watts to bring in some juice, but other than that no other help. Spend the money, it is solid, reliable and down right awesome to have in your gear quiver.


      How did I get by without this?

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      For anyone that car camps this is a must have. It lasts for a long time if you only use it to charge a phone or camera. We have an old 1992 camper that we take out each weekend. We use this to charge laptops, phones, GoPro, cameras, and fan. Eventually we're going to get a solar panel to trickle charge the battery, but we haven't needed it yet. Overall, this is a very nice thing to have when car camping, especially if you're away from an outlet for a long period of time.

      Goal Zero Yeti

        I bought this Goal Zero Generator for my 82 camper van. It's amazing - I use it to power my lap top, cell phone, portable speakers, etc. If you spend a significant amount of time on the road I highly recommend it!

        Portable Power

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

        I bought this for an upcoming road trip. Planning to power cameras, laptops, and cell phones with it. I used it last weekend on a short trip to test it out and it worked great!

        Great for the application

          I'm super impressed with this guy. We bought this so we could use it off the grid and car camping. We can charge laptops, cameras, lights etc. It lasts a great amount of time. when it is not in use we keep it plugged in to keep the battery solid and it's a great peace of mind for if power goes out or if a zombie apocalypse breaks out.

          The Sun Fighting Itself

          The sun is bring in power to run the fan - thus we are happy and cool. If you look close enough, we are bringing in 43 watts and the fan is using 26.

          The Sun Fighting Itself

          This is too cool not to use everyday

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Going on 13 weeks straight of everyday use.

          We were going to get the Yeti 1250 but decided that we probably weren't going to need that much power and we were right! This little thing powers our off-grid tiny house and it's more than enough power for us.

          Decided to go with this brand because it seemed like the most simple way to use solar. It is extremely simple.

          Things we need electricity for:

          3 - Barebones Pendant Lights - total watts per hour range from 9-11

          1 - cell phone - uses about 7 watts

          1 - electric razor - uses about 5-7 watts

          1 - radio - 5 watts

          1 - small fan - between 25-35 watts depending on the speed

          We do not plug in all these things at once, just when needed. It was advised by GoalZero to keep the battery fully charged when possible, because it's basically a car battery. We have 2 Boulder 30 solar panels that charge this Yeti 400. We charge it once every 1-2 weeks (that is how long it takes us to lose a bar or 2) for an entire day, sometimes it takes 1.5 days to get a total full charge.

          This battery box is pretty heavy, at first I minded till I realized that I could get muscles from lifting it. :) I believe it's about 35-40 lbs. It sits up on the loft floor for everyday use, then we move it near a window when it's time for a charge.

          Haven't had any problems with it and it's pretty easy to understand and use.

          This is too cool not to use everyday


          • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

          Arrive with a dead battery that would not take a charge and a beeping charge indicator signal that won't shut off. If this is as dependable during an emergency, then you're SOOL. Back it goes, at our expense, not a good experience.

          Power where you need it.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          We are in the backcountry between 6-9 weeks per summer. It is so nice to have EVERYTHING fully charged at all times. I have 90 watts of panels, fills at almost the speed of a wall outlet. We have 3 digital cameras, 2 laptops, 2 IPods, 3 light-a-life lites, double A battery charger, and a blue tooth speaker. Never have any problem keeping a full charge in my Yeti 400. I absolutely love it. It takes panels and batteries to make a solar generator, is that so hard to understand ?

          Have added another Yeti 400 to chain with the old one. Also another Boulder 30. We live full time on the road and the back country, electricity is as dependable as in the city. The Yeti's charge faster with my panels (good sun) than from a 110 volt wall receptacle.

          Dishonest description

            Please don't call something a "generator" when it is in fact a "battery". This does NOT generate power, it stores it. It in fact it is just a regular deep cycle lead acid AGM battery with nice packaging & lots of neat options on it, but it is a battery nonetheless - a common battery. And with only 33 Ah in it, it is not a very powerful battery.

            I do agree that compared to other "generators" that run on gas, that these do not come quite as close in power, but it's important to remember that generators don't simply create/generate power. Generators all need fuel before they are able to convert energy (normally mechanical, but in this case solar) to electrical energy.
            You would use gasoline to power an electro-magnet to provide electricity much like you would use solar power to charge the battery that's providing electricity.

            One can certainly purchase all the components: deep-cycle battery, inverter, charge controller and solar panel separately for less than this price and have money to spare, but I do have to say that these are much more portable than if you were to wire everything separately.

            I think that for permanent set-ups like an RV or trailer, it'd be much easier to get everything separately, but for those who use it camping, and then for emergency situations at home, it's nice to have something that only requires the sun to power.

            Unanswered Question

            If solar powered all the time would this be enough to power two fans for horse stalls during summer and heated buckets during winter? If so what solar panal?

            How long will this unit hold a charge ... thinking of hurricane season ... not going to charge while the 'cane is raging. Thanks

            It is advised to keep it fully charged as much as possible. You can charge it with an outlet. In theory, if you have a power outage, your uint would be fully charged and ready for use. The amount of time that it lasts depends on what you have plugged into it.