Originally Posted by shamrock
Hi; I'm new Jayco owner. Does anyone have any input on the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 solar charger. It's pretty spendy and not sure it would be worth it. Looks interesting though. REI and Cabela's sell them.
Any thoughts, input?
The first thing to remember is you only get out of the 1250 what you put into it (Solar Panels). Then you only get out of it what the system can hold. From what I read, I believe that you would do a LOT better building your own system. This would be good for a football tailgater and that is about it.
Here is what I found about the system:
(No mention of solar panels included)
12V, 100Ah battery
(no mention if it is a true deep cycle battery or marine battery)
AC Wall Charger (80W) Included - 16-20 hours
Goal Zero Boulder 30 x 2, included - 20-24 hours
Car Charger (30W), not included - 40+ hours
With 100Ah battery your not going to run a fridge long, or a heating system fan long, or things off of the included inverter, and the other things. The system does not have enough battery capacity to do much.
I would look at building you own system. You will get more capacity for your $$$. You already have the battery(s). That is one thing off the list. Click on the link below and you can see my system. Not a big one but it gives us what we need. I would really think about it.
Just my thoughts!
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
Our Solar Album http://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329