Moved to the Adirondack Mountains and lived off the grid for 2.5 years in the old place while building the passive solar home with a house-sized array and battery bank. We kept two of these chained in the attic, connected to two 100W panels, and they powered our laptops, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, headlamps, "Lighthouse" lamps rechargeable batteries, cell phones, etc. Around winter solstice we sometimes had to top off the power with a generator, but overall these did the trick beautifully. We're keeping them connected to the new home as a backup power source, just in case. I just recommended one of these to a friend whose sister lives in Puerto Rico and has been without power since Irma washed through.
I bought this generator as more of a emergency item for when the power goes out. I have had it for just about 2 months now and have used it for so many more things. It is great for camping with lots of people or for a long weekend or week. I also use it when I take my remote control car racing. I plug in 6 R/C car chargers and 2 fans that pull a maximum of 800 watts and the generator handles it all no problem! Great generator as a emergency power supply! Also for anything that needs power on the go (that is, if you can lift it).
We have been using and living off the Yeti 1250 in our Westfalia for over a year now. We charge it with 2x Boulder 90 panels and get all the power we could possibly use. Our TruckFridge TF-49 runs off the Yeti 24/7 with enough power left over to charge our phones, camera batteries and more. Thanks for the great products that are so easy to use Goal Zero!
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