Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium & Boulder 50 Solar Kit
The Yeti 400 Lithium & Boulder 50 Solar Kit is easy to pack and ready to keep you powered up with over 400Wh. Perfect for short weekend trips and charges up on-the-go from Goal Zero Solar Panels the Yeti 400 Lithium & Boulder 50 Solar Kit keeps your favorite devices going. 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. With user-replaceable lithium packs and increased shelf life means you are ready for any type of project.
Yeti 400 Lithium Highlights
Quiet, lightweight, lithium power at the push of a button. 428Wh, 39.6Ah (10.8V) Battery capacity
Replaceable lithium battery weighing only 17 lbs with extended 18 month shelf life
Versatile powering options including: three USB ports, two AC outlets and 12V output
Informative display featuring a runtime/recharge time estimator, as well as a battery level monitor and an output/input meter
Boulder 50 Highlights
50 Watt (18-22V) panel features integrated kickstand providing optimal angle placement
Built with strong tempered glass and an aluminum frame with added corner protection
What can the Yeti 400 Lithium Power?
The Yeti 400 Lithium is great for all your medium sized power needs or multiple smaller devices:
Smartphone 40 Recharges
POV Camera 70+ Recharges
Headlamp 70+ Recharges
Tablet 10+ Recharges
Laptop 3-5 Recharges
Light-a-Life 130 hours
Mini Fridge 7 hours
32 LCD TV 3 hours
Two Ways to Charge the Yeti 400 Lithium
Recharge the power station from the sun by plugging the Boulder 50 Solar Panel into the solar input port - the Boulder 50 is best if you need to recharge your Yeti 400 Lithium from the sun about 20-40% each day - if you are going to consume more energy daily, we recommend adding additional or larger panel
Plug it into the wall. Fully recharges in about 7 hours
The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium can be charged in 4 - 7 hours by plugging into your vehicle's 12V outlet using the Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 12V Car Charging Cable - NOTE: Do not attempt to charge your Yeti Lithium from a 12V source using any other cable. Doing so may cause damage to the unit
Yeti 400 Lithium Tech Specs
|Wall Charger (5A): 7 hours|
|1 x Boulder 50: 16 Hours|
|Cell Type: 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 10-12 months|
|Management system: PWM charge controller, low battery protection|
|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)|
|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)|
Boulder 50 Solar Panel Tech Specs
Charges the Following
|Sherpa 50: 3-4 Hours|
|Sherpa 100: 4-8 Hours|
|Goal Zero Yeti 150: 6-12 Hours
|Goal Zero Yeti 400: 16-32 Hours
|Goal Zero Yeti 1250: 55 - 110 Hours
|Goal Zero Yeti 1400: 57 - 114 Hours|
|Solar Port (blue, 8mm): 14-22V, up to 3.5A (50W max)|
|Rated Power: 50W|
|Open Circuit Voltage: 18-20V|
|Cell Type: Monocystalline|
|Weight: 12.4 lbs (5.6 kg)|
|Dimensions: 21.75 x 26.75 x 1.75 in (55.2 x 70 x 4.4 cm)|
|Chainable: Up to 150W|
|Nomad 7||Nomad 13||Nomad 20|
|Switch 8||4-8 Hours||4 Hours||4 Hours|
|Flip 10||2.5-5 Hours||2.5 Hours||2.5 Hours|
|Switch 10||4-8 Hours||4 Hours||4 Hours|
|Guide 10 Plus||3-6 Hours||2.5-5 Hours||2.5-5 Hours|
|Venture 30||8-16 Hours||6-12 Hours||5-6 Hours|
|Sherpa 50||Not Recommended||8-16 Hours||6-12 Hours|
|Sherpa 100||Not Recommended||15-30 Hours||10-20 Hours|
|Escape 150||Not Recommended||26-52 Hours||17-34 Hours|
|Yeti 150||Not Recommended||26-52 Hours||17-34 Hours|
|Yeti 400||Not Recommended||Not Recommended||40-80 Hours|
|Yeti 1250||Not Recommended||Not Recommended||Not Recommended|
|Boulder 15||Boulder 30
|Switch 8||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Flip 10||2.5 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Switch 10||4 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Guide 10 Plus||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Venture 30||7-15 Hours||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|Sherpa 50||8-16 Hours||4-8 Hours||1-3 Hours|
|Sherpa 100||13-26 Hours||7-14 Hours||3-6 Hours|
|Escape 150||22-44 Hours||11-22 Hours||Not Compatible|
|Yeti 150||22-44 Hours||11-22 Hours||3-6 Hours|
|Yeti 400||53-106 Hours||26-52 Hours||9-18 Hours|
|Yeti 1250||Not Recommended||80-160 Hours||27-54 Hours|
What type of battery is in the Yeti 400 Lithium?
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.
How do I know if my device will work with the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium?
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.
Can I replace the battery in my Goal Zero Yeti?
Yes, the battery inside the Goal Zero is designed to be easy to replace.
How do I know if my Goal Zero Yeti is charged?
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.
Why is the light on the AC button blinking?
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.
Charging from Solar?
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.
Is the Boulder 50 waterproof?
Yes. The Boulder 50 is waterproof and rugged terrain resistant. Just remember that the devices you are powering might not be as durable.
Can the Boulder 50 be chained?
Yes. You can chain up to four Boulder 50’s.
How long will it take to charge my Goal Zero Yeti from a Boulder Solar Panel?
That depends on a few factors – how big the Yeti, how cloudy it is, how hot it is, just to name a few. All the Yetis allow for something called “pass-through power”, this means you can be trickle charging your Yeti and using it to power your gear, all at the same time.
Can I mount the Boulder Solar Panels to my roof?
Sure can. Goal Zero designed the new Boulders to work with traditional Z Brackets so they’re easier to install. Pairing a Boulder Solar Panel and Goal Zero Yeti Portable Power Station for a camper or van? Talk about a match made in heaven.
Will the Boulder 50 break?
Not easily. It was made to last, but try to avoid heavy impact that can weaken the frame and cause the glass to crack.