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Goal Zero Yeti Pro 4000 Portable Power Station Goal Zero Yeti Pro 4000 Portable Power Station

  • Item # 550587
  • Power a wide range of devices
  • High-Speed Charging Solution
  • 3,600 watt power out / 7,200 watt surge
  • 130 lbs

Our Price: $3,999.95
Goal Zero Yeti 6000X Portable Power Station Goal Zero Yeti 6000X Portable Power Station Generator

  • Item # 550588
  • Includes 2000W AC inverter
  • Experience ultimate power
  • Peak capacity: 6071 watt hours
  • CLOSEOUT! Limited to stock on hand
  • 106 lbs, 15.3 in x 10.1 in x 17 in

Our Price: $4,999.95
Sale Price: $2,999.00
7500 Watt Generator Dual Fuel Pulsar 7750W Dual Fuel Generator

  • Item # 55012
  • Duel Fuel - Gasoline & Propane
  • 7750W Peak GAS
  • 6250W Peak LPG (Propane)
  • Carb & EPA approved

Our Price: $1,399.00
Goal Zero Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station Goal Zero Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station Generator

  • Item # 550585
  • Power a wide range of devices
  • High-Speed Charging Solution
  • Peak capacity: 1516 watt hours
  • 46 lbs, 15.25 in x 10.23 in x 10.37 in

Our Price: $1,299.95
Goal Zero Ranger 300 Solar Panel Briefcase Goal Zero Ranger 300 Solar Panel Briefcase Generator

  • Item # 550863
  • 300 total Watt folding solar panel
  • This solar panel does not hold a charge, it produces power when it is exposed to sunlight
  • Used to recharge Goal Zero Yetis

Our Price: $699.95
Goal Zero Haven 20 Transfer Switch for Yeti Pro 4000 Haven 10 Transfer Switch

  • Item # 544998
  • Back up 10 essential circuits during power outage
  • All without moving your power station
  • Use with Yeti PRO 4000
  • 20 lbs, 11.8 in x 11 in x 4.5 in

Our Price: $599.95
Goal Zero Yeti 500 Portable Power Station Goal Zero Yeti 500 Portable Power Station

  • Item # 550583
  • Power a wide range of devices
  • High-Speed Charging Solution
  • Peak capacity: 499 watt hours
  • 19 lbs, 11.32 in x 7.82 in x 7.8 in

Our Price: $499.95
Goal Zero Boulder 200 Solar Panel Briefcase Goal Zero Boulder 200 Solar Panel Briefcase Generator

  • Item # 550865
  • 200 total Watt folding solar panel
  • This solar panel does not hold a charge, it produces power when it is exposed to sunlight
  • Used to recharge Goal Zero Yetis

Our Price: $499.95
Goal Zero Yeti 300 Portable Power Station Yeti 300 Portable Power Station

  • Item # 550581
  • Compact and rugged power station
  • For power outage at home or outdoors
  • 350 W AC power out with 600 W surge
  • 15 lbs, 11.3 in x 7.7 in x 6.7 in

Our Price: $349.95
Sale Price: $299.95
Goal Zero Boulder 100 Solar Panel Briefcase Goal Zero Boulder 100 Solar Panel Briefcase Generator

  • Item # 550867
  • 100 total Watt folding solar panel
  • This solar panel does not hold a charge, it produces power when it is
    exposed to sunlight
  • Used to recharge Goal Zero Yetis

Our Price: $299.95
Goal Zero Yeti Home Integration Kit Goal Zero Yeti Home Integration Kit

  • Item # 54499G
  • An easy-to-install way to use your Yeti Portable Power Station to keep essential circuits in your home running, even when the power is out
  • Requires installation by a qualified licensed electrician
  • Only viable with indoor circuit breaker panels
  • Must have a Yeti 1000 Portable Power Station or above.

Our Price: $249.95
Goal Zero Yeti X 600W Power Supply Goal Zero Yeti X 600W Power Supply

  • Item # 550545
  • Charge Yeti 1000X and larger in a fraction of the time.
  • Charges Yeti 1000X, Yeti 1500X, and Yeti 3000X
  • Can act as a replacement for 6000X power supply

Our Price: $199.95
Goal Zero Boulder 50 Solar Panel is extremely durable and can handle the harshest of environments. Goal Zero Boulder 50 Solar Panel Generator

  • Item # 55087
  • 50 Watt solar panel
  • This solar panel does not hold a charge, it produces power when it is
    exposed to sunlight
  • Used to recharge Goal Zero Yetis

Our Price: $149.95
Yellow Jacket Generator Cord 25 Ft Generator Transfer Switch Cord - 25 Ft

  • Item # 544647
  • 25 ft generator transfer switch cord
  • 10 gauge wire
  • 30 Amp
  • Twist to lock connector

Our Price: $139.98
Goal Zero Yeti Roll Cart Goal Zero Yeti Roll Cart

  • Item # 550577
  • For Yeti X and Yeti Lithium Power Stations 1000W and up.
  • Included with Yeti Power Stations 3000W and up.
  • 12 lbs, 14.5 in x 21 in x 39 in with handle up.

Our Price: $99.95
   
 

Camping Generators FAQ


What Size Camping Generators Do I Need?

The size of the generator you need depends on how much power your appliances and devices require simultaneously. When choosing the best portable generators, consider reliable and quality options from manufacturers like Yamaha and Honda. Consider all the devices you intend to run and add up their wattage to determine the generator size required.

How many watts does a portable camping generator produce?

Portable generators can produce varying wattages, typically ranging from 300 watts to several thousand watts. A portable RV generator is designed to meet the specific wattage needs for RV use, ensuring you have enough power for all your appliances. For example, the Goal Zero Yeti 500X produces 500 watts of continuous power and 1000 watts of surge power.

Are camping generators suitable for home use or commercial use?

Many portable generators are suitable for both home and commercial use. In the camping world, certain generators like the Yamaha super quiet generator are highly popular and relevant for camping purposes. For instance, the Pulsar 7750W Dual Fuel Generator can be used for home backup power, job sites, and outdoor activities. Additionally, these generators can be invaluable during a power outage, providing a reliable backup power source for essential appliances.

How long can a camping generator run on a full tank of fuel?

The run time of a generator on a full tank of fuel varies based on its size and load. Inverter generators offer greater fuel efficiency by adjusting engine speed according to the load, which leads to quieter operation and less maintenance. For example, the Goal Zero Yeti 4000 can run for extended periods when paired with solar panels for continuous charging. This ensures a continuous power supply for your camping needs, even during extended outdoor activities.

What type of fuel does a camping generator use?

Generators can use different types of fuel such as gasoline, propane, or lithium-ion batteries. Gas powered generators, when compared to battery-powered models, offer benefits like cleaner power for sensitive electronics, fuel efficiency, and lower noise levels. The Pulsar 7750W Dual Fuel Generator operates on both gasoline and propane. Unlike a traditional generator, which typically runs on gasoline, modern options include dual-fuel and battery-powered models.

Is a camping generator fuel-efficient?

Fuel efficiency varies by model and load. For battery-powered models like the Goal Zero Yeti series, the efficiency is optimized by integrated MPPT charge controllers for solar charging.

How noisy is the quietest generator for camping when it is running?

Noise levels vary between models. When comparing low noise levels, the quietest generator options often stand out due to their superior performance. Lithium-ion battery generators like the Goal Zero Yeti series are generally quieter compared to traditional gas generators. These generators also provide a versatile portable power supply for essential camping appliances during outdoor activities.

Does the campground generator have an electric start or pull start?

Some generators, like the Pulsar 7750W Dual Fuel Generator, have an electric start for easy operation.

Are camping generators easy to transport and move around?

Many portable generators are designed for easy transport with features like no-flat tires, fold-down locking handles, and compact designs. Inverter generators, with their compact design and suitability for camping, are particularly advantageous for outdoor enthusiasts. For example, the Yeti 300 is compact and rugged for outdoor adventures.

Are there any safety features, such as overload protection or automatic shut-off, that come with camping generators?

Yes, many generators include safety features such as overload protection, automatic shut-off, and battery management systems with multiple safety checkpoints.

Can a camping generator be used in wet or rainy conditions?

Some generators are built to withstand outdoor conditions, including water resistance. For example, the Yeti 500 has an IPX4 rating for water resistance.

How often does a camping generator need maintenance?

Maintenance frequency depends on the type of generator. It is crucial to consider the reputation and service networks of generator manufacturers when choosing a model, as established companies like Honda and Generac offer better warranties and readily available replacement parts. Gas generators require regular maintenance such as oil changes and filter replacements, while lithium-ion battery generators require minimal maintenance, mainly keeping the battery charged and stored properly.

What is the warranty period for a campground or rv generator?

Warranty periods vary by manufacturer. For instance, Goal Zero Yeti generators typically come with a 5-year warranty.

Are there any accessories or additional equipment needed for solar camping generators?

Accessories such as solar panels, extension cables, and carrying cases can enhance the functionality of portable generators. Many models, like the Goal Zero Yeti series, have compatible accessories.

Are camping generators CARB-compliant (California Air Resources Board) for use in California?

Compliance information should be checked for each specific small generator for camping model. Some generators are CARB-compliant, meaning they meet California's stringent air quality standards.

How many outlets does the generator have and what types?

Generators come with various outlets. For example, the Yeti 1500X has multiple port options including USB-A, USB-C, 12V, and 120V AC ports.

Can the generator be used to power sensitive electronics?

Yes, many generators, especially those with pure sine wave inverters like the Goal Zero Yeti series, are suitable for powering sensitive electronics. In particular, an inverter generator offers quieter operation, greater fuel efficiency, and cleaner power, making it ideal for sensitive electronics.

How easy is it to set up and start a camping gas generator?

Portable generators are generally designed for easy setup and operation. Many models come with clear instructions and features like electric start or app-based controls for convenience.

What are the dimensions and weight of a typical generator?

Dimensions and weight vary by model. For instance, the Yeti portable camping generator 300 measures 11.3 x 7.7 x 6.7 inches and weighs 13.7 pounds.

How much does the generator cost?

Prices vary widely depending on the portable power station generator model and features. For example, the Yeti 500 is priced at $499.95.

Where can I buy replacement parts and accessories?

Replacement parts and accessories can typically be purchased from the same retailer where the generator was bought, or directly from the manufacturer.

What is the return policy?

Return policies vary by manufacturer. Check SOS Survival Products' return policy on their website or contact customer service for details.

Is there technical support available for troubleshooting camping or portable generators?

Technical support is usually available from the manufacturer or retailer. Contact SOS Survival Products or the generator manufacturer for support.

Can a portable camping electric generator be used in high-altitude locations?

Some generators are designed to operate in high-altitude locations, but it's best to check the specific model's user manual for details.

Does a tent generator come with a fuel gauge?

Some generators include a fuel gauge to help monitor fuel levels, especially gas-powered models. Traditional generators, unlike inverter generators, often have different fuel efficiency and noise levels.

Are there any special storage requirements for small electric camping generators?

Store generators in a cool, dry place and keep lithium-ion battery models charged between 20-80% to maintain battery health.

How long does it take to recharge a portable generator (for battery-powered models)?

Recharge times vary by model and charging method. For example, the Yeti 300 can recharge from 0% to 100% in 50 minutes using an AC fast charger.

Can the generator be connected to a home's electrical panel?

Some generators, like the Goal Zero Yeti series, can be integrated with home circuits for backup power during outages.

Is there an eco-mode or efficiency mode available with generators for rvs?

Many modern generators have eco-mode or efficiency settings to optimize fuel use and extend run time. Traditional generators run at a constant speed, whereas inverter generators adjust their engine speed based on the load, leading to greater fuel efficiency and quieter operation.

What is the total harmonic distortion (THD) of a typical camping generator?

THD levels are important for sensitive electronics. Inverter generators adjust engine speed for cleaner power, which helps in reducing THD. Pure sine wave inverters typically have low THD, making them suitable for such devices.

Does a camping generator come with a user manual?

Yes, generators typically come with a user manual that includes setup, operation, and maintenance instructions.

How is the customer service and support for the each camping portable generator brand?

Customer service quality can vary, but brands like Goal Zero are known for providing good support. Check reviews and the company's website for more information.

Is a portable power station compatible with solar panels for charging?

Many portable generators, like the Goal Zero Yeti series, are compatible with solar panels for eco-friendly charging options.

Does a solar generator for camping have a built-in inverter?

Yes, many portable generators include built-in inverters. For example, the Goal Zero Yeti 1500X has a 2000W AC inverter.

What is the expected lifespan of small generator for camping?

Lifespan varies by model and usage. Lithium-ion battery generators can last over 10 years with daily use, thanks to advanced battery technology.

Can a camping generator be used in conjunction with another type of generator for more power?

Some generators can be paralleled with another unit for increased power output. Portable generators provide power for various applications such as camping, tailgating, and emergency situations. Check the specific model's compatibility for this feature.

Are there any environmental considerations or certifications with mini camping generators?

Look for certifications like CARB compliance and features like solar compatibility for environmentally friendly options.

When evaluating generators, consider how they perform under different conditions, including starting with a cold engine.