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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Silver With Black Solar Generator

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 REVIEW

Versatile and powerful, the Yeti 1250 is a great choice for providing backup power in your home during emergencies and outages.

Quick Summary

Generator Applications

Off-grid living


Whole-house backup


Large appliances


Small appliances






Cell phones



Battery Capacity:

1200Wh, 100Ah (12V)

Power Output:

USB (3x,) 12V, AC (3x,)


103 lbs.

Advantages of the Yeti 1250

The GoalZero Yeti 1250 generator can power several home appliances and electronic devices for a long period of time, and its large number of ports and helpful display make it easy to live with.

Generous Power

The Yeti 1250 has a battery capacity of 1200 watt hours and 100 amp hours, providing your home with an ample amount of power that can last most of the day.

This wattage makes it possible to power larger devices such as refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, and other high wattage appliances.

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generetor In Garden


The generator is chainable to other generators and power packs, which lets you to add more battery power and power duration to your setup.

This can come in handy for large homes and extended outages.

Multiple Outlet Ports

The Yeti 1250 has enough power to power several devices at once, so it benefits from having more outlets.

This unit provides three AC ports, three USB ports, two 3A ports, and a 12v port.

Charging Choices

The Yeti 1250 can be charged with an AC cord to provide faster charging than solar panels and to trickle-charge the unit while it is stored in preparation for emergencies.

Somewhat Portable (Luggable)

The 1250 is an excellent home backup choice, but it can be moved to other locations when needed. Goal Zero includes a handle cart to make hauling it around a bit easier.

Display Screen

The screen on the Yeti 1250 lets you monitor everything that’s going on with the battery, panels, and charge status.

AGM Battery

The lead-acid based AGM battery is fully sealed, has thousands of life cycles, and maintains a constant temperature regardless of environment. Lead acid batteries are also a lot cheaper to replace than Lithium batteries.


There are a few minor things we don’t like about this Yeti.

Power Falls a Bit Short vs. Competitors

The battery and output power of the 1250 is adequate for most homes, but there are other generators in its class that offer more.

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator


Weighing-in at over 100 lbs, the Yeti 1250 isn’t the easiest thing to move around.

That said, the simple square design is still transportable for times when you’d like to have power at an outdoor function or for powering holiday lights at your home.

Just plan on getting a little help, when you move it.


The Yeti 1250 may not have the power that some other generators do, but its flawless design, many port options and helpful display screen make it one of the best home backup generators in its class.

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