The Goal Zero Yeti 400 is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, smartphones and laptops powered up through any situation. Its big lead-acid battery can store enough juice to be a limited source of emergency power during a blackout. The Yeti has connections to power your USB devices, as well as 12-volt and AC powered devices. One handy use would be powering a modem and router.
What makes the Yeti 400 so versatile is its substantial power storage capacity, and its ability to provide regulated power. Electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops can be finicky when it comes to charging. If they don't get just the right amount and consistency of power, they often won't take a charge — especially laptops. The Yeti 400's USB port supplies regulated power to keep your gear happy.
With its compact design and built-in carry handle, the Yeti 400 is portable, but it weighs 29 pounds, so you really wouldn't want to carry it very far. It's intended more to be used as a backup power supply at home, in an RV, or in a cabin.
Three ways to charge the Yeti 400
There are three ways to keep the Yeti 400 charged up and ready to go. If you don't have access to a conventional source of power, you can connect the Yeti 400 to Goal Zero's Boulder 15 or Escape 30 solar panel (a full recharge will take at least 26 hours). Or, you can plug the Yeti 400 into your car's 12-volt accessory port (takes about 13 hours), or into an AC wall outlet, which requires about 5 hours.
Who is Goal Zero?
Goal Zero is a Utah-based innovator of portable solar solutions that can power a variety of USB, 12-volt, and AC devices wherever and whenever you need them. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on Earth, Goal Zero products add an eco-friendly measure of convenience, comfort and safety to any outdoor adventure.