CES 2020: Goal Zero’s Yeti X Power Stations Are Their Biggest (And Smallest) Yet – Forbes

Whether you’re camping, travelling, or just suffering through a blackout, Goal Zero delivers safe, reliable energy. That’s why I’m thrilled to see that the company has refreshed their entire core line of Yeti portable power stations. 

I’ve had the opportunity to test out just about everything in the Goal Zero stable, from portable phone chargers to the Yeti 1400, with enough power output that you can plug it into a home adapter and power circuits in your house. What Goal Zero has done with their 2020 Yeti X lineup is offer even more options. 

There’s the Yeti 200X Portable Power Station (available now), their smallest portable yet. Previously, the smallest power station was the 400-hour model. The 200X delivers around 200 hours (Goal Zero says 187, exactly) of fast charging for all your portable devices. It’s compact, portable, and powerful, able to keep your laptop, phone, camera, and more topped off when you’re away from home. 

On the other end of the spectrum is the Yeti 6000X. This behemoth will keep circuits in your home running for days at a time. In between the two extremes, there’s a whole slew of power station sizes for just about every need: 500X, 1000X, 1500X, and 3000X. 

All Yeti models have multiple modes available to top them back off when you’re done powering your devices. While you can just plug them in to the wall, your car, or even each other, my favorite method for recharging is with a Goal Zero solar panel. 

Lucky for me then that Goal Zero is rolling out maximum power point tracking (MPPT). This tech allows the Yeti X line to charge up to 30% faster from solar panels, making it a much more effective and reliable option. 

USB-C power delivery is standard on the Yeti X as well, letting you fast charge power-hungry devices like iPad Pros and iPhones. 

On the three largest Yeti X models, the 1500X, 3000X, and 6000X, Goal Zero has included a new high power 2000W AC inverter so that they can power anything that typically requires a standard wall outlet, including power tools. The same three models also have upgraded 12V output and will charge twice as fast from wall outlets so that when you’re in a hurry, you can top things off fast. 

Goal Zero is also releasing an upgraded Yeti App. Version 3.0 gives you historical power tracking, allowing you to see the energy flowing in and out of your power stations for the past days, weeks, months and even years. I’m especially excited to try out the new charging profiles. These will give you the ability to customize charging modes to optimize battery lifespan. 

I know I’ll be enabling “Battery Saver Mode” as soon as I can. This ensures the Yeti never discharges below 15%, only charges up to 85% and always recharges at 50%. Perfect for a power station that only ever sees light duty for the occasional campout and keeping the outside lights on at Christmas time. 

I’ll have more on the new Yeti X line when I’m able to get hands on with them later this year. Goal Zero will be rolling out the new power stations throughout 2020.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykarcz/2020/01/07/ces-2020-goal-zeros-yeti-x-power-stations-are-their-biggest-and-smallest-yet/

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