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Lithium vs Lead Acid batteries - Which is better?

Lithium vs Lead Acid batteries - Which is better?

June 07, 2019 | | 0 comments

In this article we are going to go over the differences between Lithium batteries and Sealed lead acid batteries to explain why Lithium is the better choice as well as the cheaper choice over the lifetime of your battery.     Before we begin, it’s true that for some situations sealed...

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The Simplest #VanLife Solar Set Up

The Simplest #VanLife Solar Set Up

June 06, 2019 | | 0 comments

In this article, we are going to go over the simplest solar set up for living the #vanlife.  A plug and play system with all the parts and pieces you need so that you can have power and freedom wherever you are.    What you can run:   12V fridge...

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How to charge your Goal Zero Yeti in 3 hours!

How to charge your Goal Zero Yeti in 3 hours!

April 15, 2019 | | 0 comments

*Please note that the suggestions in this article will only work for a Yeti 1000, 1400 or 3000 Lithium.  The Yeti 1000 and 1400 will need to have the MPPT charge controller installed.  You can follow our simple step by step guide with pictures here.*     Goal Zero's line...

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The Ultimate Guide to Goal Zero Yeti - Portable Solar Generators

The Ultimate Guide to Goal Zero Yeti - Portable Solar Generators

April 04, 2019 | | 0 comments

With such a huge selection of solar generators from Goal Zero, you'll be able to find the perfect fit for whatever you're looking for.  From powering a short camping trip to acting as your main power source for mobile living, to even being a viable home power back up, we...

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Top 5 Solar Generators of 2019 for Disaster Scenarios

Top 5 Solar Generators of 2019 for Disaster Scenarios

March 19, 2019 | | 0 comments

Most people know about or are at least aware of what a gas or diesel generator is.  It’s super common for folks who live in disaster prone areas to have one in order to keep the power on when the grid goes down.  However, with the rising price of fuel,...

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The Inergy Kodiak Name Change

The Inergy Kodiak Name Change

March 06, 2019 | | 0 comments

If you're wondering why everywhere you look the Inergy Kodiak no longer exists, you're not alone.   You also might remember hearing something about the Kodiak changing its name to the K2.  Well you're right again, the Kodiak was updated to be called the K2 in early 2019.  However, this name...

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Pros and Cons of the Inergy Apex Solar Generator

Pros and Cons of the Inergy Apex Solar Generator

March 05, 2019 | | 0 comments

Inergy rose to popularity with their original portable solar generator, the Kodiak.  It was an instant hit with customers because of its versatility as well as its compact shape and lightweight; I mean it weighed only 20 lbs!  To give you a rough idea, it's main competitor on the market...

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DIY Installation Guide for Inergy Apex Solar Kit on your RV (with pictures) - 2019

DIY Installation Guide for Inergy Apex Solar Kit on your RV (with pictures) - 2019

February 26, 2019 | | 0 comments

This article is intended to be used as a guide for how to install an Inergy solar kit to the roof of your RV.  For the purpose of this article, we have shown with pictures how to attach an Inergy Silver kit to an RV, however the same process would work...

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Beginners Guide to Solar Power Inverters

Beginners Guide to Solar Power Inverters

February 18, 2019 | | 0 comments

If you’re building any sort of solar system, the quality and size of your power inverter is critical in order to effectively convert the DC power your harnessing into useable AC power. Generally speaking power output is the most important factor to consider when choosing an inverter, but we’ll cover...

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What is a Charge Controller?

What is a Charge Controller?

February 16, 2019 | | 0 comments

A Charge Controller is used to regulate the output of your Solar Modules.  They are also used to regulate the output of wind generators and hydroelectric generators.  Essentially a charge controller is there to prevent the overcharging of your battery or battery bank.  When your battery or battery bank is...

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How to install a Goal Zero MPPT Charge Controller (With pictures)

How to install a Goal Zero MPPT Charge Controller (With pictures)

January 29, 2019 | | 0 comments

In this article we will go over step by step how to install your Goal Zero MPPT Charge controller into your Yeti.  We have included pictures every step along the way to make it super easy.  The entire process can be completed in less than 10 minutes and you only...

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How to add batteries to a Goal Zero Yeti

How to add batteries to a Goal Zero Yeti

January 25, 2019 | | 0 comments

In this article I will explain how I doubled the battery capacity of my Goal Zero Yeti 1250 by chaining on an additional battery.  I went from being able to run my Dometic Cooler for about 3.5 days to 7 days on a single charge.   If you have a...

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