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Goal Zero’s newest powerhouse, the Yeti 1000X, aims to fill a niche between its smaller batteries and its largest and heaviest models, bridging the gap between home and travel use.
Call them power plants, battery packs or generators – the large, portable lithium-ion energy storage devices are miracles of modern technology. Many of the larger models can provide an alternative to gas generators that dispense with noise, exhaust fumes, and maintenance for a modest amount of time.
But those intended for home use tend to be quite heavy and large. And smaller units that make good travel batteries are often not powerful enough to reliably power important home appliances. Not small at 31.68 pounds, this generator is easily portable for car camping.
Step into Goal Zero’s newest powerhouse, the Yeti 1000X. The brand brought it to market today with the strength to “operate essential devices and devices in the house and still pack them into the car quickly to experience fully electric adventures”.
“The addition of the Yeti 1000X … offers consumers a powerful, versatile, and affordable size,” said Bill Harmon, general manager at Goal Zero. “Whether a refrigerator or CPAP machine is running during a power outage, or tossed in the car to power your next trip, consumers will love the versatility of the Yeti 1000X, which delivers clean, reliable power wherever they are . “
Read on to find out more about today’s announcement for the Yeti 1000X. GearJunkie has not yet tested the Yeti 1000X, so we cannot independently verify these claims. The following information was extracted from the press release and edited for brevity and clarity.
YETI 1000X functions
With a lithium-ion battery at its core, the Yeti 1000X provides safe, clean, portable power for camping, tailgates, off-grid events, workshops, and emergency power during an outage. The seven port options include 60 W USB-C Power Delivery with fast charging function, multiple USB-A ports, regulated 12 V and two 120 V AC ports.
The Yeti 1000X also offers several charging options. The 120 W power adapter included with the purchase enables the Yeti 1000X to be charged in 9 hours, according to the brand. With the new 600W high power port, users can be charged in just 2 hours with the Yeti X 600W power adapter (sold separately).
As with the rest of the Yeti X range, Goal Zero’s portable solar panels allow users to charge the Yeti 1000X from the sun while they are off the grid, and charge it at home from an electrical outlet. And, according to Goal Zero, the built-in MPPT charge controller ensures users get the most efficient solar charge.
Goal Zero Yeti Ecosystem
Together with the 600 W high power supply, the Yeti 1000X can be integrated into a number of accessories as part of the larger Yeti ecosystem.
This includes the Home Integration Kit (HIK), with which the Yeti X can be integrated directly into people’s home electrical circuits. The HIK is a manual transfer switch that integrates a Yeti X Power Station (1000X or larger) directly into the home’s electrical panel.
To further expand storage capacity, users can daisy-chain the Yeti 1000X with the link-and-tank system of lead-acid batteries to adjust and expand the energy storage capacity. Together with the link and tank, consumers can integrate the Yeti X into their vehicle to charge via the alternator while on the move.
The Vehicle Integration Kit (VIK) allows users to connect their Yeti to an adventure rig to collect and store energy while driving.
The Yeti 1000X has an MSRP of $ 1,299.95. It is available now at GoalZero.com, Amazon and retail locations. For more information, visit GoalZero.com.