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Old 06-05-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Goal Zero Solar Systems

I was at Costco yesterday and they had Goal Zero solar systems. Is anyone familiar with these and how effective they are?
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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Not sure what system they have but I have one I got off Amazon (check the reviews there). Mine works great and it's very well made.


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Old 06-05-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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What system do you have?
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If you are refering to the Sherpa 50 for $329, it is way overpriced and useless for charging anything more than a laptop. It only has a 13 watt solar panel.
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Thanks boondocking. The guy told me that Sherpa 50 would be all I need for Cpap machine. That is why I like to ask others. Research is key. Do you know anything about the Yeti 150 solar generator?
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I took a look at the Yeti 150, that one would not work for your Cpap. It has a 14ah battery of which you would only have 7 amp hours of useable power. I think the average draw for the Cpap is around 3 amps @ 12 vdc. That would drain that battery in a matter of about 3 hours. The Yeti 400 would not work either, it has a 33ah (16 useable amp hours) battery.


You would be best off to get the 100watt folding solar panels c/w charge control from Ebay for under $200 dollars
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I had the yeti 1250 until going with a full fledged solar set up in my TH this spring. My 1250 did a great job for us but the two 15 watt panels that I got with it would not fully charge it after using it at night to run a small fan and then make coffee in the morning. I always had to bring the charge up by running the gen in the mornings and evenings.
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Good quality. WAY overpriced, even at Costco
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Minimum SB 100watt portable or 200 on the roof. My guy is still WindyNation.com good price- the best. Free delivery UPS ground from So Cal. Renogy is about 3 miles from my house, thanks WN will have it here tomorrow by ups cheaper. I can wait
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Good quality. WAY overpriced, even at Costco
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