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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Station

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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Station

Emergency Power When You Need It

The Yeti 400 Lithium is even more powerful than its predecessors with increased surge allowances, advanced battery protection, and a sleek design that makes for a lightweight, big power solution.

$599.95

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Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Station

With a variety of high-powered outputs, storage capacities, and multiples ways to recharge, a Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium will keep your gear running, indoors and out. A whole line of power stations give you power at the push of a button, all without the noise, fumes, or maintenance of a traditional gasoline-powered generator.

Goal Zero Yeti 400 Features

  • Powerful AC, USB and 12V Outputs – Whether you’re looking to keep tablets and phones charged up, or running lights and camera equipment, the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium features a variety of upgraded outputs, including a pure-sine AC inverter, to ensure you have the power you need, when you need it.
  • Informative Display – Get real-time usage data at a quick glance. The upgraded display features a runtime/recharge time estimator, as well as an output and input meter.
  • Exclusive, Replaceable Lithium Pack – Lightweight lithium batteries yield long run-times and extended 18-month shelf-life. High quality cells feature additional monitoring electronics for superior management and ultimate safety. The lithium pack is also easily replaceable and is easily swapped out at the end of the product lifecycle.
  • Easily Rechargeable – Keep your Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium powered up from the wall or from the sun (solar panels sold separately).

Yeti 400 Charging

The Sun

The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel. If you are a standard or light user and use about 30-40% of the power per day, the recommended unit is one Boulder 50 Solar Panel. If you are a heavy user using all the power in one day, the recommended units are three Boulder 50 Solar Panels to recharge.

Wall

The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium can be recharged from a regular wall outlet in about 7 hours. You can charge your Yeti with solar panels, and a wall charger at the same time.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHARGE YOUR YETI LITHIUM FROM A 12V SOURCE. Doing so may cause damage to the unit.

Yeti 400 Lithium - Charging Diagram

Yeti 400 Powering

USB

3 high-speed USB ports (2.4A). Great for your phones, tablets, and wearables.

12V

The 12V best charges all your 12V powered devices. (10A, 120W max)

AC Inverter

Plug in your device just as you would the wall. There are two AC Outlets (pure-sine wave, 300W, 1200W surge)

What to Power From the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium

Smartphones, Lights, Camera Equipment, Tablets,12V Appliances, Laptops, CPAP, Display Monitors, etc.

How Long Will it Take to Charge Your Device From Goal Zero Power Packs

It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from a Goal Zero power pack as it does from the wall.

Yeti 400 - Powering

Best-Use Strategy

When charging gear with the Yeti 400 Lithium, take note of the LCD Battery Display. If you plug in devices that have a high power requirement (a large refrigerator), the charge level of the Yeti 400 can drop very quickly and you may not get exactly 400Wh of energy. Also, especially when using the AC power output, the Goal Zero Yeti will be converting the energy from the DC power of the battery to the AC power needed by your device. Although your Goal Zero Yeti has a highly efficient inverter, there is still some energy lost in the conversion and you will not get the full rated capacity of the battery.

Storage and Downtime Maintenance

Having your Yeti 400 Lithium connected to a power source, like a solar panel or wall outlet, between adventures or while in storage keeps its battery healthy and topped off. This prolongs battery life and will ensure your Yeti 400 Lithium is charged and ready to go all day, every day. If you can’t keep the Yeti 400 Lithium plugged into a power source during storage, fully-charge your Yeti 400 Lithium every 10-12 months and store in a cool, dry place. Failure to maintain the Yeti 400 Lithium by following these steps can result in battery damage which will void the product warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Yeti Lithium uses custom designed Lithium Ion. Here are some basic facts about Lithium Ion batteries.

1. Lithium Ion batteries can store and release a lot of energy in a short period of time. The batteries in your Goal Zero Yeti are in a protective enclosure with a sophisticated battery management and protection system controlling its terminals to the outside world.

2. It is critical that your battery does not get wet as moisture and water can get into the battery cells behind the protection circuitry and bypass that protection.

First, you’ll need to determine the amount of power your device requires. This may require some research on your end, a good internet search or examining the user guide for your device should suffice.

Second, you will need to check the capacity for the individual output ports. For example, the Goal Zero Yeti’s AC port is powered by an inverter that allows for 300W of power. This means if your device is pulling more than 300W for an extended period of time, the Goal Zero Yeti’s inverter will shut off. Another number to watch for is the surge rating of your device as compared to that of the port. The Goal Zero Yeti inverter has an advanced surge management system that will maximize its compatibility with various devices, but there will still be items that will surge at a higher rate, and for longer time, than the Goal Zero Yeti can manage, in which case the port will turn itself off.

Finally, once you know your device is compatible, you’ll want to determine how long you’ll be able to power your gear from the Goal Zero Yeti. For example, a 200Wh recharger should run a 100W light for 2 hours (200/100=2). If your gear falls within the 400Wh capacity of the Yeti, you’ll want to check the restrictions on each of the output ports.

Yes, the battery inside the Goal Zero is designed to be easy to replace.

To check the charge level of your Goal Zero Yeti, refer to the LCD Battery Display. When lit up, you’ll see a battery outline with 5 segments, indicating the current charge level. It is OK to use your Goal Zero Yeti even when it’s not fully charged.

A blinking light on the AC button indicates that at the current load, the AC inverter will be shutting off soon; you should also see RESERVE MODE blinking on the display. Recharge your Goal Zero Yeti as soon as possible to continue powering your device. Once the AC inverter has shut off, the Yeti will attempt to reset itself three times. After three attempts, the AC inverter will remain off until you physically reset it by pushing the AC button or by recharging the battery a small amount.

When solar recharging your Goal Zero Yeti Lithium, take note of the voltages of the solar panels and do not exceed 30V. Individual solar panels, or solar panels chained in a series in excess of 30V cannot be used with the Goal Zero Lithium and can cause serious damage to the unit. For help on chaining solar panels, call Apollo Customer Support at 1-844-248-0123.

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 10 x 10 in
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Charge Times

 Wall Charger (5A): 7 hours
 1 x Boulder 50: 16 Hours

 

General

Chainable: No
Weight: 16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.25 x 7.0 in (19.0 x 28.6 x 17.7 cm)
Operating usage temp.: 32-104 F (0-40 C)

 

Battery Details

Cell Chemistry: Li-ion NMC
Peak Capacity: 428Wh (10.8V, 39.6Ah)
Lifecycles: 500 Cycles to 80% (Discharge rate: 1C, full charge/discharge, Temp 25C)
Shelf-life: Keep plugged in, or charge every 3-6 months
Management system: PWM charge controller, low battery protection

 

Ports

USB port (output): 5V, up to 2.4A (12 W max), regulated
6mm port (output, 6mm): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
12V car port (output): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
AC inverter (output, pure sine wave): 120VAC 60Hz, 3A (300W continuous, 1200W surge max)
Charging port (input, 8mm): 14-29V, up to 10A (120W max)

 

Flip 10
Guide 10 Plus
Switch 10
Venture 30
Flip 30
Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100
Headlamp 2 Charges 5-10 Charges 12 Charges 25 Charges
Smartphone 1 Charge 3-5 Charges 7 Charges 14 Charges
GoPro 1-2 Charges 5 Charges 9 Charges 18 Charges
Digital Camera 1 Charge 3 Charges 5 Charges 10 Charges
Tablet 25% Boost 1 Charge 1-2 Charges 2-4 Charges
Laptop N/A N/A 1 Charge 1-2 Charges

 

Yeti 150 Yeti 400
LA & LI
Yeti 1250 Yeti 1400
Headlamp 37 Charges 100 Charges 200+ Charges 230+ Charges
Smartphone 15 Charges 30+ Charges 60+ Charges 70+ Charges
GoPro 25 Charges 70+ Charges 200+ Charges 230+ Charges
Digital Camera 12 Charges 20+ Charges 100+ Charges 120+ Charges
Tablet 6 Charges 10+ Charges 45+ Charges 52+ Charges
Laptop 1-2 Charges 3-5 Charges 20+ Charges 23+ Charges