A 300-watt power station that runs on lithium batteries — kind of like your computer, or a Tesla. Ideal for recharging household items in case of electrical blackouts, storms, or emergency situations.
Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Station, Rechargeable Generator
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Bottom line: This backup power pack won't run your fridge but it will give enough energy to recharge computers or run small appliances for a short while. A luxury you'd be glad to have in a blackout.
Recommended for: Home/Away shelter.
You’ll also need: We recommend a separate solar panel to recharge it, like the Boulder 100 Solar Panel. Be warned: It takes up to 16 hours of sunlight on the Boulder 100 to fully recharge.
Goal Zero is finally going to lithium-ion batteries, which are the superior. This unit has two AC plugs, which we like, and we got a little under 2 hours running a dorm-style fridge on it. (Not its best use, actually.) Better used to recharge smaller power packs which go to lights, or even recharge your laptop computer around 4 or 5 times. It took us around 8 hours to fully recharge when we plugged it into the wall.
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Goal Zero solar panels like the Boulder 100 Solar Panel.