Goal Zero Yeti 200x Solar Powered Generator – Full Review

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The Goal Zero YETI 200X solar-powered generator is a recently-released power station that is in the small to medium-sized category.

As the successor to the Yeti 150, the Yeti 200x comes with an assortment of modifications…

First, the 200x weighs less than half the weight of the Yeti 150, at five pounds.

The 200x is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, making it light and more powerful than the previous model.

Some stats of the Goal Zero 200x include a peak capacity of 187 Watt-hours and a maximum output of 200 Watts.

What Makes The Yeti 200x Exceptional?

YETI 200X front view

The Yeti 200x has an MPPT charge controller, making optimal use of solar panels connected to the generator. This improves the efficiency of the panels to the unit and allows for a faster charging time with your solar panels.

With a 50-watt solar panel, this battery will charge in 6 to 8 hours in full sunlight. For a 100-watt panel, it will charge in 3 to 4 hours. with a wall charger, it will be fully charged in 4 hours.

This unit weighs 5 lb and its dimensions are 8 in x 5 in x 5 in.

Find the Goal Zero Yeti 200x generator here on Amazon.

Using to Yeti 200x outdoors with laptop

Where Can You Use The YETI 200X?

  • Battery backup for photography/cinematography
  • Operating portable ham radios while outdoors
  • Using your laptop and lighting while out camping
  • Charge devices in an emergency situation (power goes out at home)
  • Power for an off-grid cabin
  • Can use outside for an off-grid or outdoor work session
  • Much more…

You can get a good idea of its size and ports in my unboxing video below.

Unboxing the Yeti 200X.

What Can The 200X Power?

  • Tablet: 5 Recharges
  • Laptop: 4 Recharges
  • Smartphone: 20 recharges
  • Camera: 35 Recharges
  • Headlamp: 35 Recharges
  • Light-a-Life (Highest setting): 40 hours
  • 12V Portable Fridge: 10+ Hours

Three Ways To Charge The 200x

You can charge the 200x by plugging it into the wall with the included AC adapter. The battery will go from zero to fully charged in 4 hours.

You can also charge the generator in your car by using the 12-volt car outlet and The Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 12-volt car charging cable. This will charge your Yeti in 4 hours as well.

Lastly, you can use a solar panel to charge up this generator and for a 50-watt solar panel, it will take approximately 6 to 8 hours until fully charged from zero.

Model Comparison – Yeti 150, Jackery 160, Yeti 200x, Honda 200, and Jackery 240

ModelYeti 150Jackery 160Goal Zero Yeti 200xHonda 200Jackery 240
ImageFront of Goal Zero Yeti 120Front of Jackery 160 solar generatorGoal Zero Yeti 200x frontHonda 200 Portable Power StationJackery 240 solar powered generator
Peak Capacity168Wh167Wh187Wh208Wh240Wh
Output (AC)80W Continuous
160W Max
100W Continuous
150W Max
120W Continuous
200W Max
100W Continuous
150W Max
200W Continuous
400W Max
Recharge times-Wall Charger: 6 hours
-Car Charger: 8 hours
-50W Panel: 6-12 Hours
-5 Hours (AC)
-5 Hours (Car Adaptor)
-50W Panel: 8-10 Hours
-Wall Charger: 4 hours
-50W Panel: 6-8 hours
-5 Hours (AC)
-5 Hours (Car Adaptor)
-50W Panel: 8-10 Hours
-8 Hours (AC)
-8 Hours (Car Adaptor)
-50W Panel: 10 Hours
Weight12 lbs (5.4 kg)3.84 lbs (1.74 kg)5 lbs (2.27 kg)3.86 lbs (1.75 kg)6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Battery TypeAGM Lead AcidLi-ion NMCLi-ion NMCLithium ion
(BAK 2900mAh
x 20 cells)
Li-ion NMC
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Conclusion: The Yeti 200x Is An Ideal Small Generator

YETI 200X on table with accessories

Overall The Yeti 200x is an excellent small solar generator. With a great power capacity, increased output, and a lightweight package, this generator can be used to stay powered on many occasions off the grid.

Whether you’re working off-grid, camping over the weekend with your family or friends, or tailgating, the 200x is able to power up whatever devices you need to stay charged throughout the day.

Find the Yeti 200x here on Amazon and thanks for reading!

For more information, check out my review of the 200X on YouTube below.

My review of the Yeti 200X.


Q: Can I use an older 12-volt car charge cable for this?

A: No, you should be using the newest version car charger found here.

Q: Can you jump start your car with this type of battery?

A: No, this battery is too small. You would need a similar-sized battery as the one inside your vehicle in order to jump-start.

Q: What is the capacity?

A: The capacity is 187 watt-hours.

Q: Can I chain two Boulder 50 solar panels together to charge the 200x?

A: Since Goal Zero panels chain in parallel, yes you can use this method to charge your generator.

Q: Can the unit be used to power an LCD TV?

A: Yes, the 200x can power an LCD TV for a couple of hours depending on the size and power needed for the TV.

Q: Can the 200x run a CPAP machine overnight?

A: Most likely not. Depending on the CPAP machine consumption, this unit will probably only last you around four hours with a CPAP machine. I recommend using a generator with about 400 or more watt-hours. the Yeti 400 Lithium will be able to give you a full night’s rest while using a CPAP.

Q: Where can I find the User Manual?

A: Find the Yeti 200x User Guide here.

Back end of Yeti 200x

Max Peters

Hi! I'm Max and I am passionate about off-grid solar technology and adventure! I'm using my knowledge of solar generators, solar panels, and everything in between to provide you with the best tools to keep you powered while off the grid. Read more about me here: About Max Peters."

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