Portable Solar Generator Kit
July 1, 2019
I like the unit a lot. I plan to use it for my CPAP machine when PG&E shuts off the power for days in windy weather to prevent wild fires. (Central coast of CA) This kit is expensive but with the solar panels the power will be there indefinitely. Gas, propane and diesel powered generators will be needing fuel after about a day. Storing cans of fuel and keeping it fresh is a hassle. City natural gas (methane) may get turned off in disasters such as earthquakes. No fuel is as reliable as solar. The Boulder briefcase solar panels need to have the glass panels fold to the inside. I am going to cut the cardboard front and back sides from the shipping box and use them inside the canvas carrying case to protect the glass cell panels.
Earthtech gives great service. Unit came in 3 packages and I was so glad that none of the packages got lost. Their pricing was also very good. I have looked around and seen the Yeti 1400, but not with the solar panels or the MPPT. Most times the Yeti cost as much alone as the kit.
ProsAppears to have plenty of power. I like Li-ion cells over lead acid. Appreciate the MPPT for improved efficiency with OneZero solar panels. Unit, in the past, appears to not have come with the MPPT, although I have no idea how this module works.
ConsYeti 1400 Heavy. Boulder suitcase does not protect the solar panels from damage. Is expensive.
Was difficult at first to set up the WiFi connection to remotely monitor the Yeti 1400.